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Porsche 914/4 1.7 Targa and Porsche 914 2.0 Targa

It must have been in 1979. 10 minutes in the used open, lemon-yellow 1914er of the uncle from the big city of Hamburg have influenced the author’s automobile preferences decisively. At that time already the 80 hp (59 kW) fuel-injected 1.7 L Volkswagen flat-4 engine was enough for the childlike feeling for imaginary Porsche power. With 1973 came the introduction of the also VW assembled 100 hp (74 kW) 2.0 L four-cylinder 914 model (pic 2), replacing the Porsche assembled 914/6 which was discontinued after the 1972 model year due to poor sales. Here we have both (!) models in one Hamburg street scene, where the editor himself now lives. The uncle unfortunately died a few years ago, but the memory will live on. Early car-education works.

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Porsche 911 Targa, a selective history (top to bottom)

1967 911 2.0 Targa
1970 911 T 2.0 Targa
1976 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa
1987 911 Turbo 3.3 Targa
1993 911 Carrera 2 3.6 Targa
1997 911 Targa 3.6 (it was with the 993 series, which debuted in 1994, that the Targa lost its characteristic roll hoop and instead adopted a sliding glass roof)
2002 911 Targa
2006 911 Targa 4S
2008 911 Targa 4S
2014 911 Targa 4 (a return to the original stainless steel roll hoop)

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The Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS World Premiere

The 911 Targa 4 GTS had its world debut 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 targa concept. Its more powerful engine with 430 hp (316 kW) and standard Sport Chrono package generate even more dynamic performance. Other GTS-specific ingredients include matt black 20-inch wheels with central wheel locks, sport design front end, black air intake screens and, also in black, GTS logos on the doors, at the rear and on the rollover protection bar. Inside, the black Alcantara on the steering wheel and seats and trim accents made of black brushed aluminum create a sporty flair.