The upcoming version of the 991 will be the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa, and from what we can see is surly the one due to be revealed by the German sports car manufacturer later in 2013? We say this because vehicles in the testing process usually have a huge amount of camouflage hiding all the important new design flares, but this vehicle has been spotted without the disguise while being tested at the Nürburgring.
Okay, so we can’t be certain that this is the new version of the 997-generation Targa, but what else could it be? If this is the 2014 911 Targa exterior shot that we are looking at, thanks to Autocar, then it’s nice to see Porsche is going back to basics in terms of its roof design. You will nocite that those B-pillars wrap around the roof, and the removable glass panel helps to bring back the retro-style, rather than the sliding glass roof. Having said that, the 911 has always had a retro style.
Limited 2014 Porsche 911 Targa specs – As you may already know, all what we know is based on mere speculation, but it’s good to have some sort of indication. All that we seem to know/assume so far is a more powerful 3.8-litre flat six engine, instead of the current 3.4-litre powerplant. Power could be increased from 345 horsepower to 395 horsepower.
In the leaked 911 Targa image of the 2014 model it shows that it has lost none of what makes the vehicle a drivers car, as you will notice there are three wheels on the gray stuff and one in their air, meaning a nice stiff suspension setup.
The all-new Porsche Targa should be revealed in November at the Los Angeles motor show, which should give people a couple of months to get over the excitement of the September debut of the 918 Spyder.