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  1. Tokyo 2020's Hashimoto rules out Games postponement -report The president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee ruled out a cancellation or another postponement of the Olympic Games in an interview with Nikkan Sports newspaper, amid concerns about hosting the event during a global pandemic. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/tokyo-2020-s-hashimoto-rules-out-games-postponement--report-14937370
  2. Community Service brought to you by MCF Good Luck to all vested! 3 useful links for our dear MCFers: Real Time COE Bidding Results Check Your COE Bidding Status Latest COE Prices and Trending Past Bidding Results (2001 - 2018) Past Bidding Results (2019 - 2021) Trend Chart (Apr 2019 - Jun 2021) *chart taken from www.sgcarmart.com PQP (2010 - 2015) PQP (2016 - 2021) The details of the July 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 6 July 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.lta.gov.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 2,744 (-16) for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 867 (+37) Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 840 (+31) Category D : Motorcycles => 616 (-2) TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 162 (-76) Category E : Open Category => 259 (-6)
  3. Picnic06-Biante15

    EPL - 2021 / 2022

    EPL starting in 4 week times (14/08/2021). With Community Shield on 07/08/2021 Since no one started this thread, let me get it started for the new season 2021/22. Wishing all football fans a happy new season for you & your clubs. Cheers
  4. Quite clearly, the Korean are leading in the design aspect... Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Standard Wheelbase Long Wheelbase
  5. 2021 Hyundai Elantra About to Get Dramatic Redesign Like Sonata Stay tune for more info.
  6. The spy photos aren't the best quality – they look like they were taken from quite a distance – and camouflage hides the finer details. However, we can see that it should wear new clothes even if the underpinnings carry over unchanged, which is the current rumor. It'll borrow design cues from the redesigned Nissan Juke while taking inspiration from Nissan's IMQ concept. You can see the Juke's influence at the rear with the prominent rear quarter panels and sloping hatch glass. The interior is expected to receive a major overhaul with a new dashboard design and a revamped infotainment system. Nissan will begin focusing on electric vehicles instead, using two new hybrid systems. One is suspected to be the company's ePower system that pairs a gasoline engine with batteries and an electric motor. The other could be a plug-in hybrid system relying on Mitsubishi's experience in the arena. Other gasoline engines will likely feature mild-hybrid setups to increase efficiency.
  7. The current 10th generation Civic was officially unveiled on 17 September 2015, and after close to 5 years, the next gen is on the horizon. The spy shots below shown the 5 door Type R variant, which look more upright than the current gen even though it was wearing heavy cladding. More spy shots of the other variants can be expected to surface very soon. Stay tuned.
  8. Yewheng

    Parliament debate 2020/2021

    Since no one start new topic on parliment debate. I decide to start new topic. So we could consolidate all the parliament debate in parliament here and for discussion.
  9. Paiseh paiseh, totally forgotten that COE bidding exercise started this week. Community Service brought to you by MCF Good Luck to all vested! 3 useful links for our dear MCFers: Real Time COE Bidding Results Check Your COE Bidding Status Latest COE Prices and Trending The details of the June 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 7 June 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 9 June 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.lta.gov.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 2,753 for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 858 Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 815 Category D : Motorcycles => 626 TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 195 Category E : Open Category => 259
  10. Picnic06-Biante15

    All New 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

    Very interested in this 2021 Toyota Sienna 7 Seaters. Will Borneo Motor bring in this MPV ? Yahoo news : Toyota's 2021 Sienna hybrid proves minivans can be fun, not just practical There comes a time in your life when minivans just make sense. Usually, that's when you start to learn about the nuances of car seats, strollers and all of the other gear kids require. Then come the soccer matches and cacouphonous carpools. I won't waste time arguing for the practicality of minivans, because no matter how you frame it, they'll always be better for a typical family than an SUV or crossover. They have got more room for passengers and cargo alike, and they're just easier to access when you need to secure a screaming toddler. Link : https://sg.news.yahoo.com/toyota-sienna-2021-hybrid-review-130033824.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink
  11. Community Service brought to you by MCF Good Luck to all vested! 3 useful links for our dear MCFers: Real Time COE Bidding Results Check Your COE Bidding Status Latest COE Prices and Trending Past Bidding Results (2001 - 2018) Past Bidding Results (2019 - 2021) Trend Chart (Feb 2019 - Apr 2021) *chart taken from www.sgcarmart.com PQP (2010 - 2015) PQP (2016 - 2021) The details of the May 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 3 May 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.lta.gov.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 2,726 (-231) for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 832 (-58) Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 819 (-137) Category D : Motorcycles => 650 (+104) TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 157 (-105) Category E : Open Category => 268 (-35)
  12. The World Economic Forum in Singapore set to take place in August 2021 has been cancelled. News of the cancellation has already made it to Twitter. A tweet by Reuters Southeast Asia editor said: The World Economic Forum meeting planned for Singapore has been cancelled given uncertainty over COVID-19 variants, travel, vaccines The special annual meeting was scheduled to take place three months from now. A statement on the WEF website said: Regretfully, the tragic circumstances unfolding across geographies, an uncertain travel outlook, differing speeds of vaccination rollout and the uncertainty around new variants combine to make it impossible to realise a global meeting with business, government and civil society leaders from all over the world at the scale which was planned. This is despite the excellent support provided by the Government of Singapore. The statement also said the next annual meeting will instead take place in the first half of 2022. The final location and date has not been determined but will be based on an assessment of the situation later this year. “It was a difficult decision, particularly in view of the great interest of our partners to come together not just virtually but in person, and to contribute to a more resilient, more inclusive and more sustainable world,” said Klaus Schwab, WEF founder and executive chairman. “But ultimately the health and safety of everyone concerned is our highest priority.” It was only reported on May 12 a few days ago that the WEF planned to go ahead with its annual meeting in Singapore despite a jump in coronavirus cases that prompted the Asian city-state to reimpose restrictions and tighten border controls. Source: https://mothership.sg/2021/05/world-economic-forum-singapore-cancelled/
  13. Community Service brought to you by MCF Good Luck to all vested! 3 useful links for our dear MCFers: Real Time COE Bidding Results Check Your COE Bidding Status Latest COE Prices and Trending The details of the April 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 5 April 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.lta.gov.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 2,960 (-4) for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 883 (-3) Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 958 (+12) Category D : Motorcycles => 560 (+18)  TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 263 (-29) Category E : Open Category => 296 (-2)
  14. Carbon82

    2021 Seres SF5 by Huawei

    Huawei has just unveiled the Seres SF5 - an electrified crossover, which will be sold at Huawei’s flagship stores in China. OK to be precise, the vehicle is not designed entirely by Huawei as it’s actually an updated version of the existing SF5 crossover, which made its original debut two years ago in Shanghai. Huawei says it has helped automotive company Seres with the development of the powertrain, which consists of a 1.5-liter gas engine and two electric motors. The combined output of the system is reportedly about 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts), which should be enough for a 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration in just 4.7 seconds. More importantly, Huawei promises the plug-in hybrid can travel up to 112 miles (180 kilometers) on purely electric energy, though it’s important to note that this is measured by China’s somewhat generous test cycle. With the battery fully charged and the fuel tank full, the SF5 should be capable of a range of over 621 miles (1,000 km) in “extended range mode for long distance travelers.” Huawei’s input is probably more visible inside the cabin where there’s a large tablet-style screen for the infotainment system. The company says it has paid special attention to the crossover’s audio system, which consists of 11 sound units to deliver “opera-like sound quality.” Another interesting feature of the SF5 is the vehicle-to-vehicle charging function, which can power other vehicles or external devices such as induction cookers, stereos, and other camping equipment. "This exciting announcement sets a precedent for both the consumer electronics industry and the new energy vehicle industry,” Richard Yu, Executive Director at Huawei, commented. “In the future, we will not only provide leading smart car solutions to help partners build better intelligent vehicles, but also help them sell those vehicles through our retail network across China." Speaking of China, Huawei is already accepting orders for the SF5 in the People’s Republic with prices starting at 246,800 RMB (~S$50K at the current exchange rates) for the 4WD model and 216,800 RMB ($44K) for the 2WD variant.
  15. Taking this off the 2020 thread, who wants to predict which cars will sell well in the current economic climate? IMO, if the economy isn't doing too well, the brands with larger margins like the conti premium marques will fair better. The up and coming cars with a higher price tag will have to fight with the traditional best sellers. Budget buyers will opt for lower cost cars from the more peripheral brands, as well as the PI cars. But for those opting for PI cars, make sure your T&C is watertight. With COEs diminishing in quantity, the cost will go up and if the deal looks too good, beware and think twice in case you get convinced and come to complain how the seller didn't deliver. It's sometimes not the fault of the PI or AD, they will have to compete with others with larger bidding limits. So, I'll venture to say, the top 6 won't change much, maybe we will see some KIA as they launch new models, and if the new EVs reach us, they may boost the numbers for Hyundai. But the Audis, Mercs and BMWs will dominate the top 5 for a few years to come until the COE drought gets better.
  16. Finally a new flagship by Citroën worth looking forward to? The new shape somewhat reminds me of unconventional looking Renault Vel Satis... Approximately three years ago, Citroen said the successor of the C5 will have an unconventional shape and will basically “reinvent” the traditional sedan. At the time, the automaker didn’t share much but said the production model will draw inspiration from the fabulous Cxperience Concept. Today, finally, we can share the first spy photos of the next-generation C5, showing what Citroen had in mind. From the spyshots, Citroen is keeping its promise and the new C5 will have a very unique shape. It’s not exactly a station wagon, and it’s not exactly a hatchback. It’s definitely not a sedan, too. The mix between different body styles gives the new C5 a prominent profile and the first impressions are for a large and comfortable car. It’s worth noting that there seems to be a strong visual connection between the production model and the concept from 2016. This holds true especially at the back where the taillights appear to have a very similar shape. It’ll be very interesting to see whether that fat D-pillar has a large window like on the Cxperience Concept.
  17. 3 useful links for our dear MCFers: Real Time COE Bidding Results Check Your COE Bidding Status Latest COE Prices and Trending The details of the March 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 1 March 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 3 March 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.lta.gov.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 2,922 (-54) for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 887 (+2) Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 942 (-1) Category D : Motorcycles => 542 (-30)  TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 255 (-21) Category E : Open Category => 296 (-4)
  18. therock

    2021 Oscars

    It's here! https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56363640 Carey! I've not watched all of them... How do you all feel?
  19. The details of the February 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 1 February 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 3 February 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.lta.gov.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 2,976 (-368) for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 885 (-78) Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 943 (-80) Category D : Motorcycles => 572 (+43)  TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 276 (-96) Category E : Open Category => 300 (-167)
  20. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32961590/2021-ford-f-150-work-surface-sleeper-seats/ f150-interior-work-surface-loop-1593111725.mp4 Ford is introducing new features in the 2021 F-150 that aim to make it easier to work out of your truck and relax in the cabin. The optional Interior Work Surface creates a sort of desk-like flat surface between the front seats. The optional Max Recline Seats fold nearly flat to give you a comfy place for some shut-eye. Today's full-size pickup trucks already offer nearly everything but the kitchen sink, and the 2021 Ford F-150 is now attempting to become even more like your home or your office. Newly optional features include a foldable shifter and center console that creates a sort of desk or table, and lay-flat front seats that create a place to rest. The so-called Interior Work Surface (pictured above) is an option for all trim levels of the 2021 F-150. In models equipped with bucket front seats, it's enabled by a movable console-mounted shift lever and a foldable center console lid. Push a button to fold the shifter down flush into the console and fold the top of the center armrest forward and you've got a flat work surface. Ford also says the option is available in models equipped with a front bench seat; in this configuration, the middle seatback folds to create a console, and the top of that console can slide out and rotate to create the table. Sleeper Seats https://hmg-h-cdn.hearstapps.com/videos/f150-max-recline-loop-1593111614.mp4 Ford calls this option Max Recline Seats, and it is available on King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim levels. The front seats fold almost flat and the bottom cushion rises to meet the backrest, similar to the lay-flat seats in first-class airline cabins. Ford has not yet released prices for either these new options. The 2021 F-150 is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. later this year, so we should have more information before it reaches dealerships. It will be great if this is in cars too. Next time can sleep or lie down and watch shows on iPad while waiting for someone.
  21. I will upload the chart and other data by tonight. Good luck to all vested. The details of the January 2021 1st open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 4 January 2021, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 6 January 2021 (Available on the www.onemotoring.com.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 3,344 for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category A : Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 963 Category B : Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,023 Category D : Motorcycles => 529  TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES Category C : Goods Vehicles and Buses => 372 Category E : Open Category => 467
  22. Adrianli

    Ang Pow (Red Packet) Designs 2021

    Received my first red packet this year.
  23. 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Revealed: Aggressive Looks, 503 HP, And A Manual source: https://www.motor1.com/news/445255/2021-bmw-m3-m4/ BMW’s iconic performance cars head in a bold new direction for 2021. The BMW M3 and M4 are icons, and inarguably two of the most important performance cars in the German automaker's portfolio. But the latest iterations are not the performance vehicles you once knew – for better or worse. Both designers and engineers took a bold new approach in creating the 2021 BMW M3 and M4, now in the sixth generation. The biggest talking point for the new M3 and M4, obviously, are those massive dual kidney grilles propped up front and center. But behind that controversial snout hides a new twin-turbocharged straight-six capable of producing up to 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) in the Competition model and allowing for a 0-to-60-mile-per-hour sprint of under four seconds. Coupled with an updated cabin design – complete with brand-new sport bucket seats – and loads of fresh technology, and the new M3 and M4 promise to be more than just polarizing silhouettes. BMW designers weren't kidding when they said the M3 sedan and M4 coupe would have a bold personality. The pair of performance cars, as mentioned, get massive dual kidney grilles that extend vertically from the base of the hoodline to the bottom of the bumper, similar to what we've already seen on the entry-level 4 Series. The big kidneys join aggressive full-LED headlights (with BMW Laserlight available as an option), and a large vent at the base of the bumper that extends nearly the width of the front fascia. Both the M3 and M4 come standard with a carbon fiber roof – or an optional, no-cost moonroof – M-specific front and side splitters, and staggered wheels (18s in front and 19s out back). The higher performance Competition model gets 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inchers at the rear. There's also an optional M Carbon package available on both models, which adds more lightweight stuff to the exterior, and a Shadowline option that drapes the exterior mirrors, rear spoiler, and tailpipes a darkened finish. New color options include Isle of Man Green metallic paint on the M3 pictured here, as well as Sao Paolo Yellow on the M4. But buyers can also choose from other hues like Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Brooklyn Grey, Oxide Grey, Portimao Blue, Toronto Red, Tanzanite Blue II, Individual Dravit Grey, Individual Frozen Brilliant White, and Individual Frozen Portimao Blue. In terms of size, the new M3 and M4 are both a bit bigger than their predecessors and both have an identical 112.5-inch wheelbase. The M3 is 4.6 inches longer, 0.4-inch wider, and 0.1-inch higher than its predecessor, while the M4 is 4.6 inches longer, 0.7-inch wider, and 0.4-inch higher than the previous model. Performance: Rear-Wheel Drive, Manual The new BMW M3 and M4 use the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. That unit is good for 473 horsepower (353 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (550 newton-meters) in the standard M models, allowing a 0-to-60-mile-per-hour sprint of 4.1 seconds. The more powerful Competition models, though, get 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm), running to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Those horsepower and torque figures mark an improvement of 59 hp and 73 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous models. Both versions have electronically limited top speeds of 155 mph (250 kmh) or 180 mph (290 kmh) with the optional M Driver's package selected. Both the M3 and M4 come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Competition offers an eight-speed automatic only, with power sent exclusively to the rear wheels… for now. BMW says an xDrive version of the Competition models will be available in the US later next year. The rear-biased all-wheel-drive system is similar to the M5’s system, with an active M Differential at the rear axle and the ability to choose between 4WD and 4WD Sport modes, with the latter option sending more power to the rear. And if you really want to get loose, turning off the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) transfers power to the rear wheels exclusively. In the center console, just to the left of the iDrive controller, is a new model-specific M Mode button. Unlike traditional tactile drive mode buttons found on other cars, the single M Mode option gives you access to a dedicated M Mode settings screen where you can adjust things like the engine, suspension, and steering. Drive mode options for the engine include Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus, while drive mode options for the chassis are Comfort, Sport, or Sport Plus, and the M-specific power steering are selectable in both Comfort and Sport. The exhaust system, meanwhile, gets a special M Sound button that improves the note synthetically. Other than the obvious engine and drivetrain upgrades that the M3 and M4 get over their base counterparts, the two also get model-specific exhaust, braking, and suspension treatments. Upgrades to the underbody include new front and rear axle subframes and additional underfloor bracing, as well as adaptive M dampers. The front brakes are six-piston fixed-caliper brakes with 14.9-inch discs, while the rear set are single-piston floating-calipers with 14.6-inch discs. Interior: Big Bolstered Buckets A number of features from the standard BMW 3 Series and 4 Series – and really, the rest of the lineup – carry over to the inside of the M3 and M4. Most notably, both vehicles get the same central touchscreen and digital instrument cluster found elsewhere in the range. Only now there are subtle touches to indicate the pair's more sporty nature, like a new red stop-start button in the center console, optional carbon fiber trim pieces, appropriate M badging throughout the cabin, and red M Mode buttons on the steering wheel that allow the drivers to cycle between Road, Sport, and Track settings. New sport seats also set the M3 and M4 apart from their base siblings. The radically styled, Merino leather buckets are brand new and have massive side bolsters, integrated head restraints with an illuminated model badge, and M-specific perforation for better ventilation (a first on the M3 and M4). Those buyers wanting something even more supportive, though, can select the optional M Carbon seats. Those seats shed 21 pounds over the standard buckets thanks to a lightweight carbon fiber construction, and they feature a new integrated headrest, even more aggressive side bolsters (now wrapped in Alcantara), a seat-bottom bolster, and an illuminated M badge. Plus, you can get the optional M Carbon bucket seats in some wild colors, as pictured in the M4 Competition below. Full Merino leather comes standard on either seat option, available in colors like black, Yas Marina Blue and black, Silverstone and black, and Kyalami Orange and black. There's also an extended Merino leather option that drapes the upscale cowhide on other parts of the interior, available in all of the same colors. Front legroom in the new M3 actually decreases slightly compared to the previous model, dropping from 42.0 inches to 41.6 inches. But headroom grows a bit from 40.3 inches in the previous M3 to 40.6 inches in the new one. In the M4, front legroom also decreases from 42.2 inches in the previous model to 41.7 inches here, but front headroom improves from 39.8 inches to 40.3 inches. Technology & Safety: Subtle Upgrades The BMW M3 and M4 get the same 10.3-inch central touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster found elsewhere in the range. Only now the digital instrument cluster has M-specific graphics, and the central touchscreen displays the aforementioned M Mode option. The latest iDrive 7.0 operating system also carries over with standard features like navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and BMW's personal voice assistant. A head-up display is available, but only as an option. The M3 and M4 also get an optional M Drive Professional feature, which helps drivers analyze driving lines and times on race tracks. Even better, baked into that M Drive Professional feature is an M Drift Analyzer, which records the duration of a drift, distance covered, and the line and angle, displaying a final rating on the Control Display after each drift. Users can also download an iPhone app that corresponds with the M Drive Professional and M Drift Analyzer to give them a bird's-eye view of the track and access to a lap time comparison chart, as well as data like speed, accelerator position, and total G forces. The M3 and M4 get a standard Active Driving Assistant package, which includes lane departure warning, speed limit information, active blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear-automatic emergency braking. But the Competition models get BMW's more advanced Driving Assistance active safety suite as an option. That package includes features like full-speed adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, active lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and high-speed automatic emergency braking.
  24. Coupé or Cabriolet? Targa: The Best of Both Worlds Porsche completes its sports car trio in time for summer: following on from the Coupé and Cabriolet, the third body variant of the new 911 generation now makes its debut with the all-wheel drive Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models. The distinguishing feature of the Targa remains its innovative, fully automatic roof system and, just like the legendary original Targa model from 1965, it features a characteristic wide roll hoop, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window. The roof can be comfortably opened and closed in just 19 seconds. It is powered by a six-cylinder, three-litre boxer engine with twin turbochargers: the Porsche 911 Targa 4 now delivers 283 kW (385 PS) and, in combination with the optional Sport Chrono package, accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds - one tenth faster than before. The engine in the 911 Targa 4S boasts 331 kW (450 PS) and reaches the 100 km/h mark in just 3.6 seconds under the same conditions - four tenths faster than its predecessor. Top speed of the 911 Targa 4 is 289 km/h (up two km/h), while the 4S peaks at 304 km/h (up three km/h). Both sports cars are fitted with eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) as standard to deliver maximum driving pleasure. Alternatively, the 911 Targa 4S can be ordered with the newly developed seven-speed manual gearbox, with which the Sport Chrono package is included. New technology has also been integrated to extend the range of features for both 911 models and, for the first time, Porsche InnoDrive, which includes adaptive cruise control, is available. Thanks to the enhanced Smartlift function, ground clearance can be programmed so that it is raised for everyday use. The list of options is supplemented by an extensive range from Porsche Tequipment and new personalisation options from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Porsche will further extend the combination of traditional style elements, timeless design and cutting-edge technology in a special edition of the 911 Targa, which will make its debut in June. Efficient biturbo boxer engine Like the 911 Carrera models, both Porsche 911 Targa variants profit from the increase in power provided by the turbocharged three-litre six-cylinder boxer engines. Both performance and everyday usability benefit as a result. The engine in the 911 Targa 4 produces 283 kW (385 PS) at 6,500 rpm, which is 11 kW (15 PS) more than its predecessor. Maximum torque of 450 newton metres is delivered across a wide engine speed range of between 1,950 and 5,000 rpm. With 331 kW (450 PS), the 911 Targa 4S delivers 22 kW (30 PS) more output than its predecessor and generates maximum torque of 530 Nm (up 30 Nm) between 2,300 and 5,000 rpm. Optimised all-wheel drive for better traction The enhanced performance of the new all-wheel drive models goes hand-in-hand with further development of the front-axle drive. The clutch and differential unit is water-cooled and has reinforced clutch discs for greater robustness and a higher load capacity. The increased actuating torque at the clutch improves its adjustment accuracy and the function of the additional front-axle drive. Overall, the enhanced front-axle drive with PTM (Porsche Traction Management) contributes to even better traction in all road conditions. Further developed chassis for more comfort and safety The electronically controlled variable damping system PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is part of the standard equipment on the new 911 Targa models. This system automatically adjusts the damping characteristics in terms of driving comfort and handling to each driving situation and has two manually adjustable maps, Normal and Sport. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), which includes an electronic rear differential lock with fully variable torque distribution, is added as standard equipment for the Targa 4S and is available as an option on the Targa 4. Like the other eighth generation Porsche 911 variants, the Targa models are also equipped with Porsche Wet mode as standard. Sensors fitted in the front wheel housings are capable of detecting water on the road surface and, if significant volumes of water are picked up, a signal in the cockpit provides a recommendation for the driver to manually switch to Wet mode. The drive responsiveness is then adapted to the conditions to guarantee maximum driving stability. The driving dynamics setup for the 911 Targa 4 includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle and 295/35 ZR tyres on 20-inch wheels on the rear axle. As standard, the 4S model is fitted with 245/35 ZR tyres on its 20-inch front wheels and 305/30 ZR tyres on its 21-inch rears. On the Targa 4, deceleration is taken care of on both axles by 330-millimetre brake discs with black four-piston monobloc fixed callipers. The red-painted brake callipers on the Targa 4S have six pistons at the front axle, four at the rear while its discs measure 350 mm front and rear. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) can be ordered as an option. Extravagant Targa design with a modern interpretation The exterior of the Porsche 911 Targa is characterised by the design elements of its 992 model generation. Compared to its predecessors, its body features significantly more pronounced wheel housings at the front and, between its LED headlights, its bonnet has a distinctive recess evoking the design of the first 911 generations. Its rear is dominated by its wider, variably extending rear spoiler and seamlessly integrated, elegant light bar. With the exception of the front and rear sections, the entire outer skin is made from aluminium. The interior echoes the 911 Carrera models and is characterised by the clear and straight lines of its dashboard and its recessed instruments. The 911 models from the 1970s provided the inspiration here. Alongside the central rev counter - very much a defining feature for Porsche - two thin, frameless freeform displays extend the information provided to the driver. A compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important vehicle functions is located below the 10.9-inch centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). The standard PCM features include online navigation based on swarm data as well as Connect Plus with Apple Car Play. The model for a new class of sports cars since 1965 The 1965 911 Targa 2.0 was a trailblazer for a whole new type of car. Originally marketed as a "safety cabriolet with anti-roll bar", the Targa, with its detachable roof, soon established itself as an independent concept and indeed became a style icon. Right through to the present day, Porsche has continued to combine two worlds in the 911 Targa: the advantages of open-top driving in a cabriolet combined with the everyday comfort and safety of a coupé. Prices The new Porsche 911 Targa models will be launched on the market from August 2020. Prices (including 19 percent VAT and country-specific equipment) start from 128,486 euros for the 911 Targa 4 and from 143,956 euros for the 911 Targa 4S.