A smattering of toggle switches: the new Porsche 992 Dashboard
Whilst still evocative of the five-dialed recessed dashboard of the classic 911’s, the 992 has two digital screens set on either side of the still-central analogue tachometer. Which is a beautifully designed dial. It’s almost like the designers at Porsche decided that if we only give you one analogue dial it will be a good one!
The simple Analogue dial in the new 911 (Image Porsche AG)
Inside the new 911 you are greeted by the big, new HD display screen. Directly below sits a group of five lever-type switches. These switches allow the driver to change and control settings on the go with ease. These controls include the four-way flashers, skid or traction control, ride firmness and two more that can be programmed to the driver’s preference.
New HD dispay and manual tactile switches underneath (Image Porsche AG)
Porsche decided to use manual, tactile switches for these controls when they could have just included them in the touchscreen. This is an important design feature of the new 911. The team at Porsche now that Porsche enthusiasts like to be reminded of past 911 generations with their analogue and mechanical feel. They have injected this 911 heritage into the 992 Dashboard. Very, cool.
Image Porsche AG
The Technologically advanced 911 of course required a redesigned interior. Porsche has achieved this whist still reflecting the design elements of 1970’s 911s. The 992’s dashboard spans the width of the car in two levels, as it did in the original 911. This is an evolutionary leap, similar to what we saw when the type 996 of 1999 replaced the type 993 from 1994. Porsche is letting us know we are entering a new and advanced generation of the 911 and it is ready for the future .
The future ready Porsche 992 911