The tach is still in the middle, and the key is still on the left, but much of the 911’s interior is unrecognizable from previous generations. Porsche director of interior design, Ivo Van Hulten, gives us a walk-though of the new 992’s interior design. The new design is meant to invoke that of the old aircooled generation with a more horizontal focus rather than the vertical integration of the 996, 997, and 991. The “waterfall” center console is gone, replaced with a flat center console and a large touch screen center stack. The driver’s gauges have been replaced with a trio of screens, but retain the analog tachometer that Porsche fans will instantly know.
The new design is a massive departure for Porsche, and as can be seen by the timeline in the video, only really the third generation of Porsche interior design architecture. While Porsche is seriously focused on new technology and adding screens to the sports car experience, there remain a few vestiges of the 911’s analog past in the form of a few buttons and switch knobs to control a few rudimentary programs. Many of the car’s primary functions need to be reached by diving into menus on the screen, still, however.
What do you think of the new 911’s interior? Is it a throwback to the good old days, or is it too advanced and modern for a pure sports car experience? Let us know in the comments below.