The Porsche 911 Targa 4S is a stiff car with a well set up chassis. When you take a moderate entry speed into a corner the 911 Targa turns in with fluid precision. It delivers towering grip levels yet it still offers a bit of progressive playfulness and mobility to the handling. The steering is not as responsive as some might hope, but the 911 Targa is well weighted and it gives you a good feeling for how much grip you’ve got left.
There’s a real sense of gusto from low revs and that gusto carries on through a broader rev range. The PDK gearbox remains one of the best out there. It delivers rapid-fire shifts only when you want or need them. This keeps things relaxed and smooth when driving in normal use.
The front is redesigned with four-spot day running lights, and the 911 Targa has a tweaked front spoiler and a sharper bonnet design. The rear has a new, heartier, look with amazing 3-dimensional tail-lights. It also has a rear air intake which now has vertical, not horizontal, air vents.
When the roof is up the Targa 4S has the outline of a 911 coupe. When you put the roof down it looks incredible, confident, stylish and distinctive. The Targa truly stands alone in open-top motoring.