Porsche 911 Targa seen in tests in the Arctic

Porsche 911 Targa seen in tests in the Arctic

November 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

An unusual place to test the abilities of a car with a removable roof.

It’s hard to guess how many Porsche owners go cold on their 911s, not to mention models with a removable roof. However, despite this, Porsche must be sure that all its models are prepared for any weather conditions, so the prototype of the new 911 Targa is being tested on snowy roads north of the Arctic Circle.

This, of course, is not the first time that Targa with a soft top came out for tests, but this is the first winter session that photoshopnions captured on camera. In fact, with the weight of most 911s and rear-wheel drive, it looks pretty good in the snow, of course, provided that you have a set of winter tires. Nevertheless, the new Targa should offer all-wheel drive in accordance with the current model, although the abundant snow at the rear of this test car hints that the rear-wheel drive is still relevant for the new model.

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Aside from this intriguing opportunity, rumors of the 911 Turbo Targa circulate in the same way as the snow from the rear tires in these photos. And this is not just about a turbocharged engine, which is already available in the Carrera line, but about a dedicated highly efficient turbo-modification. If this is true, the Targa can have various capacities: from 379 horsepower (283 kW) to over 600 hp. (447 kW). However, it is probably too early to approve anything, because the new 911 Turbo is still being tested and its final power has not been confirmed. Suffice it to say that the Turbo Porsche will be extremely fast.

Due to the lack of Porsche camouflage on test vehicles, the exterior of the Targa mostly does not surprise us. However, small details of the design remain hidden and statistics still need confirmation. The exact dates of the official debut of the new product have not yet been announced, but it should happen sometime next year, possibly in the second half of 2020 after the debut of the 911 Turbo.