Our first article definitely led with the new Targa GTS — until we looked at the spec sheets.
The PDK Targa GTS sprints to 60-mph in a very-respectable 4.1-seconds with the PDK pack.
But brace yourself for some real heat with the new Cayenne Turbo S. This $160,000 super-truck is now the quickest SUV of all time: 3.8-seconds to 60-mph.
Apologies for the lack of formatting in the specs below. Screenshots of the full specs PDF included, however, as proof of this unbelievably quick new Cayenne Turbo S.
The Targa 4 GTS base price and specs are also below, with the car coming in at $133,000 before cool options like PDLS+ and the black sport exhaust.
2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
Porsche at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit
Atlanta. The 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S are celebrating their world premieres at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. For the first time, the 911 Targa 4 GTS combines the successful GTS idea with the classic Porsche Targa concept. Its more powerful engine with 430 hp and standard Sport Chrono package generate even more dynamic performance. Other GTS-specific ingredients include matte black 20-inch center lock wheels, sport design front end, black air intakes and, also in black, GTS logos on the doors, at the rear, and on the Targa bar. Inside, the black Alcantara® on the steering wheel and seats creates a sporty flair along with the trim accents finished in black brushed aluminum.
The new top model of the latest generation Cayenne is primarily distinguished by its new engine charging concept with turbochargers integrated into the exhaust manifolds. This increases the power of the Cayenne Turbo S to 570 hp, which is 20 hp more than the previous model. The car’s maximum torque, which was increased to 590 ft.-lb., enables superlative performance, and the new turbochargers ensure even better throttle response of the twin-turbo engine.
Both new products deliver maximum driving enjoyment by offering top levels of sportiness, and they are perfect examples of the sustained success of Porsche in the world’s largest sports car and SUV market, the USA. Ever since the Type 356 was introduced in the 1950s, Porsche has appealed to a very broad-minded customer base with its vehicles in the USA, a clientele that truly values a unique mix of sportiness, performance, utility, and design. That is why the United States has traditionally been the largest global market for Porsche. In 2014, around one-third of all vehicles it produced were delivered to US customers.
The new 911 Targa 4 GTS: More powerful, dynamic and exquisitely styled
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, Porsche is offering this very popular model in the more powerful and dynamic GTS version for the first time. The concept of the 911 Targa 4 GTS delivers confident driving enjoyment with all-wheel drive and a Targa bar; it also delivers open-air fun with a fully automatic Targa top. Contributing to a boost in dynamic performance are the 430 hp GTS engine together with the standard Sport Chrono package, PASM chassis, 20-inch center lock wheels, and sport exhaust system.
Despite its significantly extended features, the power to weight ratio with the 430-hp engine was improved compared to the S model to less than 8 pounds per horsepower. This lets the Targa 4 GTS reach a top track speed of over 186 mph, and the stopwatch records 4.1 seconds for the sprint from zero to 60 mph when equipped with the PDK transmission.
Using the wider Carrera 4 body as all Targas do is the perfect starting point for the design of the new 911 Targa 4 GTS. The front is defined by the sport design front fascia with an opening for the auxiliary middle radiator and the tinted Bi-Xenon™ headlights that feature the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). When viewed from the side, characteristic GTS attributes are the matte black 20-inch center lock 911 Turbo S wheels, the sport design side mirrors, and “GTS” signatures on the doors. The “targa” logo on the silver Targa bar is also finished in black. At the rear, black accents are finished with a glossy trim on the air inlet cover and chrome exhaust pipes, accompanied by the matte black model logo.