Posts Tagged ‘Targa’

2015 NAIAS: 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

January 16th, 2015 No comments

Premium cars are all about exclusivity and Porsche appears to understand that. How many versions of the 911 can they offer? It seems the German manufacturer knows no limitations and has introduced the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS. For the uninitiated, this is Porsche’s iconic 911 with a retractable roof panel (Targa), all wheel drive (4), and a host of track-oriented features (GTS). The retractable targa roof allows for rollover protection not offered in a conventional convertible and is automatically stowed. It additionally maintains the 911’s silhouette, just as the oringal 911 Targa did back in 1965. Power output is 430 hp. which provides the 911 sufficient thrust to reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and eventually top 186 mph. Porsche boasts that the GTS is no less fuel efficient that the ‘standard’ 911 Targa 4 S. Other features of the GTS include a stopwatch integrated to the instrument panel, four-way adjustable Sport Plus seats, and lightweight Alcantara seat coverings. All of this comes at a price premium of $132,800 which probably means any buyer can have the satisfaction of having the only one in their neighborhood.

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe (Design Critique)

March 2nd, 2010 No comments


       When the Solstice concept was first unveiled, a sister hardtop styling mock-up was also presented.  The production Solstice roadster was such a looker that many forgot all about the coupe.  GM designers hadn’t forgotten and the production version added an unexpected targa feature. Read more…