Porsche 911 steering wheels: are these the top five?
Its not just the exterior of a 911 that is well designed
The 911 interior is a nice place to be. Bearing in mind that the 911 is a sportscar and not a luxury car. Yes, there is a difference. I own a sixth generation 911 the Type 997. The interior has its quirks but whether it is the first generation or the new 911 the interior and instruments are set up for the driving experience in mind. It is that iconic Porsche feel that is there in every 911.
An important part of the driver’s zone is the steering wheel. Not only should it look good, it needs to feel right and function properly. Here are my top 5 of Porsches steering wheels.
Do you agree? Let me now in the comments.
5. 1967 Porsche 911S steering wheel
The first leather steering wheel used in a 911 was in the 911S. There is something special about classic Porsche steering wheels. The puck like centre with embossed Porsche crest is a key feature.
1967 Porsche 911S steering wheel (Image RM Sothebys
4. Porsche 911 Carrera | Turbo wheel
The ionic wheel made its debut in 1974 on the 2.7 Carrera and the 3.0 Carrera RS. The steering of the later 997 reflects the original seventies design.
Porsche 911 Carrera | Turbo wheel
3. Porsche Sports Design wheel
The three dual spokes wheel finished in polished silver debut with the second generation 997. The Sports Design wheel was the right size and a popular option with PDK transmission.
Porsche Sports Design steering wheel (Image Porsche AG
2. Porsche 930 sports steering wheel
The three spoke wheel from the seventies Porsche 930 is compact at only 360mm in diameter. The wheel features the embossed Porsche crest in the horn pad and the stitched seam down the bottom spoke. It was an option wheel that most owners selected.
Porsche 930 sports wheel (Image Pelican Parts
1. Porsche 997 GT3 RS wheel
The steering wheel in Alcantara makes it is easy to grip on sporty drives. The synthetic suede synthetic is hard wearing and complements the GT3 interior. The yellow coloured top centre marking adds to the motorsport experience
Porsche GT3 RS wheel with centre marking (Image Porsche AG)
In case you missed it...
Porsche has launched the new configurator for the 992 generation 911 with more options than ever - watch my configuration video to see my top choices