The Porsche 911 is an iconic German sports car. In fact, it is so iconic and popular the world over, that the mere mention of the Porsche brand harks up images of a 911 in one’s mind. It can be considered to Germany what the Chevrolet Corvette can be considered to America – an icon of each country’s respective automotive history, that has been produced for over fifty years and continues in production to this date. The first 911 was introduced in September 1964, sporting an air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. Since then, it has gone through eight generations with the big shift to water-cooled engines happening in 1998 due to increasing requirements for efficiency and emissions regulation compliance. However, the shape and basic formula have remained the same, including the rear-mounted engine flat-six engine. This is a seventh-generation 991-series 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S that comes from Florida with 24,400 miles on the clock. If you are looking to dip your toes into the Porsche 911 pool, this is a fine example and ideal candidate. It’s always been in Florida, never modified and comes with the original keys, accessories, and manuals.
The basic shape of a Porsche 911 has remained the same over the years, and this 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S retains that characteristic, whilst sporting an eye-catching Guards Red paintwork with silver Porsche alloys that sport colored Porsche crest center caps. It’s a Targa, which means the roof section is retractable at the touch of a button in the center console. The Porsche Dynamic Light System is installed, for better nighttime illumination. The interior is decked out in a Black and Garnet Red color scheme with two-tone leather, and the seller notes that this exterior and interior color combo is quite rare. The cabin seats four, and the Premium Package is installed, as is the Power Sport Seat package which includes 14-way electrically adjustable front seats with heating, ventilation, and memory. Dual-zone climate control keeps the occupants comfortable, whilst the Bose Audio Package offers a great music listening experience, controlled via the touchscreen infotainment system. Other options include Power Steering Plus, Park Assist (front and rear, with reversing camera), and a luggage net in the passenger footwell.
Flat-six engines are a Porsche 911 hallmark, and this 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S packs a 3.8L (232ci) naturally aspirated unit that delivers 394hp at 7,400rpm and 325lb ft at 5,600rpm. Driving all four wheels through a 7-speed PDK unit with steering mounted paddle shifters, it’s enough for a zero to sixty sprint in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 183mph.