2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4
If you can’t make up your mind whether you want a Porsche 911 Coupe or Cabriolet, may we suggest this compromise, the 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4.
But, compromise is really not the right word to use, as the Targa is more of a best of both worlds scenario; giving you the wind in your hair experience courtesy of the retractable roof section, while the rear wraparound bubble window delivers the solid feeling of the Coupe.
The hallmark Targa bar, which harkens all the way back to 1965, is silver in standard fitment, but can be optioned to black.
The familiar 3.0-liter turbo-6 is rear-mounted, outputting 379-horsepower in the Targa 4, and 443-horsepower in the 4S; PDK is standard, but 4S buyers can opt for a 7-speed manual. And since it’s perfectly suited for all-whether open-air driving, all-wheel-drive, along with Porsche Wet Mode are also standard.
"Comparing the numbers of the Targa 4 and Targa 4S, its easy to think you have the jump up to the S to get the real performance. But driving this Targa 4, I'm starting to second guess that. Sure, the S is objectively faster but this car is still very quick and I don't feel like I'm missing out on the visceral 911 experience. And S or no S, the Targa just looks so good with the top down."
2021 Porsche Targa 4s are slated to arrive in dealers before the end of the year; with prices starting around $120,000. And we'll have much more coming up soon on MotorWeek!