Porsche Targa

Porsche Targa

To get the most out of a Porsche exhaust system, it has to be tuned to a tone that would likely get its owners in trouble with noise ordinances in their well-heeled neighborhoods. But Porsche doesn’t want its enthusiasts to drive tames cars, and it developed a new adjustable sports exhaust system for the Carrera and Targa 4 .

The heart of the system is the exhaust flap on each main silencer activated by the engine’s electronic control system and switching over to a more sporting sound as soon as the driver activates the sound mode. The system itself is activated by a separate button in the center console varying the sound of the exhaust as a function of engine load, road speed and engine speed.

So the price to have all this control at your fingertips, a paltry $2500.

Press release after the jump

Today Porsche added a new award to the companies long list: the Targa 4 was awarded "Best of the Best" by the Red Dot Design Museum of the North-Rhine Westfalian Design Centre. This supreme award in one of the largest and most outstanding design contests in the world is presented by an international jury only to absolute top products acknowledged as “ground-breakers in their specific area.“ Out of more than 2,500 products entered, a mere 43 received this supreme stamp of quality, the (...)

In November 2006, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, will be offering dealers two new variants of the eleven series at the same time - the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S. Never before seen: for the very first time, the Targa models will be available exclusively with permanent all-wheel drive and a body that is 44 millimeters wider at the rear.

Porsche Targa 4 and 4S will make its official North American debut at Los Angeles Auto Show, next week, but before being official it is allready on sale at the USA Porsche dealers. The 911 Targa it is available only with permanent all-wheel drive and a rear body profile that is 44 millimeters (1.73 in.) wider than the standard 911 Carrera. The Porsche Targa 4 it is powered by a flat-Six Boxer engine, delivering 325 horsepower from 3.6 liters. A true sports car, the 911 Targa 4 will (...)
Porsche has launched a minisite for the new Targa, the Skydriving. In here you can find some nice info about the new Targa. Also the prices for the new model are available: The Porsche Targa 4, manual gearbox: 85700$ and the Targa 4S, manual gearbox: 95900$.

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