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Porsche 911 Targa Review Rundown

PorschePublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Porsche 911 Targa 4 & Targa 4S (8th gen, 992)
Neoscore* 88%
  • Impressive acceleration
  • Impressive four-wheel-drive
  • Excellent handling
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Porsche 911 Targa has long been seen as something of a 'poser's Porsche'. The base Targa 4 is available exclusively with Porsche's excellent 8-speed PDK, while a 7-speed manual is optional with the more powerful Targa 4S.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
There are two different 911 Targa models available: the base Targa 4, and the more powerful Targa4S tested here in left-hand-drive guise. Both cars get Porsche's Active Suspension Management adaptive dampers, as well as Porsche Traction Management. Power comes from Porsche's 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six, which develops a healthy 380bhp and 332lb ft. In the 4S, these figures are upped to 444bhp at 6500rpm and 391lb ft between 2300-5000rpm. The 1675kg sports car can sprint from 0-62mph in 3.8sec and max out at 189mph.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbocharged flat-six
  • Excellent driving position
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Targa is the 911 for people who do want a bit of fresh-air motoring but who don't want to go fully topless. It comes in four-wheel drive only, and costs from £98,170 for the regular 4 and £109,725 for the 4S. The 'S' means more power from the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder motor, so this car produces 444bhp and 530Nm of torque.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful engine
  • Impressive range of abilities
  • Comfortable for long distances
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 96%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Porsche 911 Targa has long been a staple member of the 911 line-up. Not every new edition has been offered as a Targa but the new 992 model is here. The Targa weighs more than the coupe and, in 4S guise, costs a relatively whopping £109,725. For this, however, you get the potent 444bhp version of Porsche's latest turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine.
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Pros[**]
  • Great to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
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Pros[**]
Cons[**]

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
For the 2021 model year, the 911 Targa finally catches up to the rest of the 992-generation lineup. Its 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-6 puts down 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The PDK dual-clutch transmission remains as sharp-witted and fast-shifting as ever.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo V6
  • Comfortable roof
  • PASM adjustable suspension
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Targa models offer a unique experience in the Porsche 911 lineup. The 911 Targa 4S scoots to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and can cover the quarter mile in 11.8 seconds. The turbocharged mid-range grunt makes passing slower traffic and merging onto expressways a cinch.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design and wide stance
  • Powerful twin-clutch transmission
  • Comfortable back seats
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ Porsche 911 Targa 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-08-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-04-29.
3. ^ New Porsche 911 Targa 4S 2020 review. autoexpress. 2020-08-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2021 Porsche 911 Targa first drive review: Sun king. cnet. 2020-08-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S review: Year-round open-air performer. cnet. 2021-04-29 Retrieved 2021-04-29.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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