Techart Porsche 911 Targa 4S is a tuner's attempt at being tasteful

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We've not been terribly nice to the aftermarket tuners of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. That's largely because they don't deserve our kindness. Techart, though, is not going to be the subject of derision, largely because aside from painting this Porsche 911 Targa a particularly lurid shade of yellow (and finding seat upholstery and trim to match), the changes aren't particularly offensive. Hell, paint it black, silver or red, and it'd just look like a more aggressive Porsche.

That's largely because it is. Techart has behaved itself, fitting a brand new body kit featuring a new rear spoiler, diffuser, front splitter and side skirts, and replacing the much of the interior componentry with carbon fiber and aluminum components. The tuner doesn't mention the exact name of the shade used both inside and out on this Targa, although those with more conservative tastes will rest easy knowing that "stylistic harmony with standard or Techart individual paint is guaranteed."

Techart's deft aesthetic treatment hides a similarly light tweaking under the sheetmetal. This car features a new exhaust system, complete with four staggered exhaust pipes that have been finished in black chrome. And that's it. There aren't 17 turbos or a new intake manifold crafted from free-range ivory. It's the same 400-horsepower flat six found in a normal Targa 4S. Techart has fitted its own springs, although it doesn't tell us how much (or even if) the ride has been lowered. 21-inch alloys round out the more practical changes.

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TECHART for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models
Closed roof – open driving pleasure. TECHART Automobildesign sharpens the character of the seventh Porsche 911 Targa 4 generation. Using the right mixture of restraint and emphasis the TECHART Aerodynamic Kit transfers the sportive TECHART design language to the unmistakable lines of the four-wheel drive sports car. TECHART Formula IV light-alloy wheels in 21-inch communicate aesthetic innovative capacity all around. Interior refinement specialists of the TECHART in-house saddlery use precise handiwork to translate the exterior design elements stylistically into the vehicle's interior.

TECHART Aerodynamic Kit for die Porsche 911 Targa 4 models.
Porsche 911 silhouette. Wide body with active taillight strip. And of course a glass roof with iconic aluminium bar. The seventh generation of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models carries on the heritage of its predecessors. The TECHART Aerodynamic Kit demands technical and functional quality, as well as a stylistic treatment of the original vehicle's characteristics and shaping. Made from a lightweight fibre composite of carbon and polyurethane RIM, it is distinguished by high levels of load-bearing capacity and dimensional stability with a low tare weight. The two-part TECHART Front Spoiler I with integrated splitter drags down the body visually closer towards the asphalt, generating a more sportive look. Hence it reduces the aerodynamic lift at the front axles. The combination of the TECHART Rear Spoiler II wing profile and the TECHART Diffuser add-on does not only create a vibrant look at the vehicle's rear, but also additional aerodynamic downforce. TECHART Aero Wings, which are integrated into the front air inlets, create a dynamic shaft outline and form the prominent TECHART family face in collaboration with the TECHART Air Outlet Grille at the front apron. TECHART Air Outlet Grille, TECHART Aerowings, TECHART Rear Diffuser add-on, TECHART Rear Spoiler Wing Profile and side mirrors can be ordered either painted or in carbon fibre. Distinguished by low tare weight and precise surface finishing, these carbon fibre parts set sincere motor sport styling highlights. In-house produced by body work specialists and selectively available in matt or glossy finish, they allow a precise adaption to the vehicle's aerodynamic design elements. Stylistic harmony with standard or TECHART individual paint is guaranteed. TECHART Side Skirts give the vehicle a compact appearance. TECHART Trims at headlamps and side mirrors do set visual highlights.

TECHART Wheels for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models.
The TECHART Individualization Program for the 911 Targa 4 models is underlined by the attractive TECHART Wheel Program. The TECHART Formula IV light-alloy wheel in sportive 5-twin-spoke design is available in 20- and 21-inch. The customer's choice of colours has virtually no limits. Whether bi-colour finish or standard and individual colours, an exact adaption to the vehicle's exterior design is possible at any time. The weight reduced TECHART Formula III forged wheel in 21-inch can also be ordered for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models in standard or individual colours, in bi-color finish as well as in ceramic burnished glossy smooth finish.

TECHART Suspension Options for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models.
The TECHART Sport Spring Kit brings the vehicle body closer to the tarmac.
The hydraulic TECHART Noselift System generates an additional 45mm of ground clearance (approx. 65 mm at front splitter) by lifting the vehicle level at front axle. While driving at speeds under 60 km/h the lifting and lowering is controlled by the press of a button at centre console. When exceeding a speed of 60 km/h the lowering takes place automatically. The TECHART Noselift System convinces due to reliability, rapid and quiet height adjustment, trouble-free retrofitting and TÜV certification.

TECHART Exhaust Systems Sport for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models.
The TECHART Sport Muffler Racing and the valve-controlled TECHART Exhaust System Sport are available for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models. The latter can be activated by a press of the button at center console. Hence the acoustic performance of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models gets significantly richer and more robust. The valve-controlled TECHART Exhaust System Sport can be used even when closed under full load across the entire speed range.
Both systems can be recognized even when the car is parked thanks to their black matt or chrome finish TECHART Sport Tailpipes in typical dual oval design. TECHART Sport Tailpipes are also available for the series-standard exhaust system of Porsche 911 Targa 4 models.

TECHART Interior Refinement for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 models.
The in-house saddlery uses precise handiwork to incorporate the exterior design of the TECHART individualization program for Porsche 911 Targa 4 models in the vehicle's interior. The illuminated TECHART Aluminium Door Entry Guards can be designed individually and represent an eye-catcher before the driver takes a seat behind the ergonomically shaped TECHART 3-spokes Multifunctional Sport Steering Wheel with TECHART Paddle Shifters. TECHART Aluminium Sport Pedals and the TECHART Aluminium Foot Rest provide ideal grip for precise control of throttle and brake. Whether TECHART decorative stitching, backrests for sport seats Plus in leather, safety belts or in-house produced TECHART Carbon Interior Styling Packages. All vehicle details pick up the stylistic theme constantly. Also in terms of the dashboard instruments, refined by TECHART, with easily readable TECHART Dials, harmonized rings and Sport Chrono device in leather.

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TECHART Individualization Program for the Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Exterior & Aerodynamics
TECHART Front Spoiler I with front splitter in carbon fibre
TECHART Aero Wings
TECHART Air Vent in carbon fibre at front apron
Side mirrors (sport design) in carbon fibre
TECHART Headlamp Trims
TECHART Side Skirts
TECHART Rear Spoiler II
TECHART Rear Diffuser add-on in carbon fibre

Suspensions & Wheels
TECHART Formula IV light-alloy wheels in 5-twin-spoke design in 21-inch, high gloss black with outer rim in green
TECHART Sport Spring Kit
Brake calipers in green and TECHART logotype in black

Exhaust System
TECHART Exhaust System Sport with valve-control
TECHART Sport Tailpipes in stainless steel with embossed TECHART logotype, dual oval tube design, in black chromed finish

TECHART Carbon Interior Styling Package I (dashboard) in graphite grey matt finish
TECHART Carbon Interior Styling Package II (door trims) in graphite grey matt finish
TECHART Carbon Interior Styling Package VII (sports seat Plus back rests and trims) in graphite grey matt finish
TECHART 3-spokes-Sport Steering Wheel in leather black, decorative stitching and straight-ahead marker in grey
TECHART Paddle Shifters in black matt finish with symbols in green
TECHART Instrument Dials in green
TECHART Aluminium Sport Pedals anodized
TECHART Aluminium Foot Rest anodized
TECHART Aluminium Door Entry Guards, illuminated
TECHART Floor Mats in black with leather piping in carbo black and decorative stitching in silver
TECHART Comfort Kit Hood I in Alcantara, incl. 2 LEDs
Sun visors in leather

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