The first thing to go through my head when I saw the new 911's roof mechanism was "HOLY SHIT THATS AWESOME". The second thought to go through my head was "HOLY SHIT THATS PROBABLY HEAVY" I spent many minutes searching through the 911 Targa's microsite to find the answer. Its not awful, but its not great either.
The 911 4s Cabrio weighs approximately 3,340 lbs with the manual.
The 911 4s Targa weighs approximately 3,428 lbs with the manual.
The 911 4s Coupe weighs approximately 3,186 lbs with the manual.
Thats honestly a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong, 3,400 lbs isn't exactly fat, but its a little unnecessary. If Porsche stuck with the manual mechanism, I'm guessing it could of easily saved 200 lbs. I don't think the automatic roof adds anything to the driving experience, and it takes less than a minute to take off a real Targa roof, fold it, and put it in the trunk. I would take a minute out of my day to save 200 lbs without a doubt.
The 911 4s Targa will do 0-60 in 4.2 seconds with the PDK.
The 911 4s Cabrio will do 0-60 in 4.1.
The 911 4s Coupe will do 0-60 in 3.9.
My point is in the 60's and 70's the Targa wasn't much heavier or slower than the normal, because it was a simple roof.
At least its still really really sexy.
2 more small rants.
I wish the Targa had a unique roof panel, because it looks like they just took the cloth from the cabrio. The orignal Targas had beautiful vinyl covered roofs which looked unique, and also were flat, not curved, giving the Targa a unique roof line.
I can live, because I'm just happy they brought the Targa back.
And it's really freaking sexy.