Porsche 911 Targa Review Rundown

Porsche | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


Photo of Porsche 911 Targa
  • Powerful twin-turbo engine
  • Impressive four-wheel-drive
  • Excellent handling
  • Nothing in particular


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.



Sentiment Score[*] 61%
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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  • Powerful twin-turbocharged flat-six
  • Excellent driving position
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 86%
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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  • Great to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 72%
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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  • Powerful twin-turbo V6
  • Comfortable roof
  • PASM adjustable suspension
  • Nothing in particular


  1. 1. ^ Porsche 911 Targa 2020 UK review. Autocar. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ New Porsche 911 Targa 4S 2020 review. Autoexpress. 11 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ 2021 Porsche 911 Targa first drive review: Sun king. Cnet. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. 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.
  5. **. 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.
  6. ***. 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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