Friday, October 31, 2014

Targa, GT3 RS & Boxster/Cayman GTS Models Coming

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Latest News

9 Magazine recently reported news that the new Macan will make its World Premiere at the upcoming 2013 Los Angeles Show in November. This information was gathered at a recent dealer meeting which also reveiled some other interesting “private” announcements.

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One announcent is one that we’ve heard rumors of and have seen testing recently is the addition of a classic open-air style targa to the 991 line-up. The new 991 Targa will feature a “trick” sliding roof panel with a cloth covered rear window and a take on the traditional metal Targa bar that could be priced in the $110-120k range.

Coming not much of a surprise was the announcement of a GT3 RS varient which could make an apperance toward the end of 2014. The new GT3 RS will follow a similar lightweight track-oriented approach as previous RS models and will be offered in very limited quantities.

What was a bit of a surprise was the reveal of two GTS offerings coming to the Boxster/Cayman line-up. The two new variants will include a 15-horsepower increase, some cosmetic additions and could be slotted just above the “S” model. No talk of any Turbo or lightweight version for the line, but it will be interesting to see if an “R” version is added later as before.

A total of 19 new models are slated to be introduced by the German car manufacturer in the upcoming years and is part of the plan set in motion to reach 200,000 vehicles by 2018.