The Porsche 911 Targa GTS is one of the ultimate derivatives of the open-top sports car genre. Priced at £7,000 more than the S model the extra kit, power boost and handling improvements are worthwhile. The Sports Exhaust and Sport Chrono Package are must have options and the styling additions only serve to make the 911 Targa even more beautiful.
As with other GTS models, Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard and the springs are lowered by 10mm. There are also changes to the 3.8-litre flat six engine's cylinder head and intake and exhaust manifolds, boosting power by 30bhp to 424bhp.
However, the GTS upgrade also includes the Sport Chrono Package as standard. This adds a stopwatch on the dash, a more aggressive throttle map and a Sports Plus mode which gives a more playful setting to the Porsche Stability Management allowing for more slip before the electronics intervene. In the case of automatic models it also includes a launch control funtion, enabling the Targa GTS to get from 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds.
All Targa models come with all-wheel-drive as standard and this lets you get on the power sooner when exiting hairpins and on low grip surfaces, which together with the active engine mounts, another GTS benefit, prevents that mass at the rear moving about so much under lateral loads.
All in all probably the most versatile and practical modern 911 with access to al-fresco motoring with all the performance required to enjoy on today's roads.
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