Porsche gives us a tour of the new 911’s interior highlights.
At first glance, the all-new 2020 Porsche 911 looks virtually identical to its predecessor. While Porsche has retained the 911’s iconic shape, the automaker recently highlighted some of the car’s key design changes. In the latest video of Porsche’s Top Five series, the automaker has revealed how the new 911’s interior design has evolved, and there are plenty of cool details you probably didn’t know about.
Firstly, Ivo Van Hulten, Porsche’s Director of Interior Design, explains how the streamlined dashboard is inspired by "the history of Porsche.” At the center is a 10.9-inch touchscreen, while the instrument cluster can be controlled by the new steering wheel. This is contrasted with an old-school analogue rev counter, which is centrally positioned once again.
The offset center console is also a homage to the first three generations of the 911 and emphasizes the width of the dashboard and the entire cabin. Another important design feature is the 3D decorative trim on the dashboard, allowing customers to personalize the cabin with wood, aluminum, carbon, and other finishes.
Elsewhere, the new digital instrument cluster incorporates the aforementioned analogue rev counter and a fully digital display. In another nod to the original 911, the new-generation model’s wide instrument cluster features five complete circles that were even wider than the steering wheel in the original.
However, Van Hulten believes the new 911’s top interior design feature is how it achieves the perfect balance between analogue and digital. We’re inclined to agree since Porsche resisted the temptation to design an all-digital interior and added plenty of physical buttons to complement the touchscreen technology.