In-depth reviews

Porsche 911 review - Interior and tech

The latest Porsche 911 is more complete than ever, but it takes time to discover its character

Evo rating
  • An immaculately polished machine
  • Lacks character unless wrung out

Previous generations of 911 cabin have each marked a big step up on their predecessors, and the latest 911’s is little different. The 992’s interior is classy, well appointed, solidly built and luxuriously trimmed, and can of course be enhanced even further with an almost endless list of optional finishes and accessories.

The basic design has certainly matured. Centrepiece is a three-spoke, 918-style steering wheel just like before, but also notable is the new instrument cluster, which comprises a traditional analogue tachometer (albeit quite different in appearance to previous 911 clusters), flanked by a pair of digital screens.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Porsche tradition continues in that the outer edges of these two screens are obscured by the steering wheel, but the information they present (from conventional trip computers to satnav mapping) is as clear and concise as in any other Porsche.

The rest of the interior takes several cues that were introduced with the current Panamera, from a flat centre console adorned with touch-sensitive switches, to the wide touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. The environment is certainly more traditional than the Panamera’s high-tech approach, but quite different from the 991’s. Different too is the gear selector for the PDK, which is one of few areas to let the side down both visually and in terms of tactility – the small lever is nothing like as satisfying as the old pistol-grip affair.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

The driving position is excellent, and as a 2+2 with a surprisingly large luggage area under the front cover, the 911 continues to offer more practicality than many cars you’d consider rivals. It’s a shame though that in the move towards a more GT-like feel, the old 911 bugbear of high road noise hasn’t been banished – it’s one of very few things that spoil the cabin ambience.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/4-series/201608/2020-bmw-4-series-revealed-new-coupe-range-topped-by-369bhp-m440i
BMW 4 Series

2020 BMW 4-series revealed – new coupe range topped by 369bhp M440i

The new 4-series Coupe is bigger, faster and sportier, but that’s not what people are talking about
2 Jun 2020
Visit/features/17660/the-best-four-cylinder-engines-ever-we-pick-our-favourites
Features

The best four-cylinder engines ever

We've gathered a selection of our very favourite four-pots ever produced
27 May 2020
Visit/porsche/911-targa/202681/2020-porsche-911-targa-4s-heritage-design-edition-revealed
Porsche 911 Targa

2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design edition revealed

Porsche reveals new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design edition chock-full of retro touches
1 Jun 2020
Visit/suzuki/swift-sport/202682/mild-hybrid-suzuki-swift-sport-goes-on-sale
Suzuki Swift Sport

Mild-hybrid Suzuki Swift Sport goes on sale

More money, less performance for latest Swift Sport may be a hard sell
1 Jun 2020