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2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S: Serious good looks and performance

The new Porsche 911 Targa 4S packs a punchy turbo engine, stellar handling dynamics and attractive looks to boot.

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A new Targa 4 and Targa 4S joins the Porsche 911 lineup for the 2021 model year. 

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The range-topping Targa 4S features a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six making 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. 

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In this test car, the engine works with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that routes power to all four wheels.

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The drivetrain returns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

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Porsche says the Targa 4S can hit 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, cover the quarter mile in 11.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. 

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To improve handling, the 911 Targa 4S comes standard adaptive dampers and torque vectoring rear differential.

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To further improve handling, the Targa 4S can be optioned with rear axle steering. 

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The automatic Targa top goes up and down in 19 seconds and can only be operated when the car is stationary.

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Unlike the 911 Cabriolet, the Targa's rear glass helps maintain the sleek silhouette of the coupe.

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S begins at $138,550, including $1,350 for destination.

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