It would be both contentious and untrue to record that Porsche has turned the 911 into a luxury car with this latest generational revision. The 992 Carrera S’s cabin is one that still feels appealingly functional, and it’s equipped only with systems that make it a better sports car and an easier and more pleasant one to use and to interact with. Yet it will still feel like a step into a much richer, more stylish and more advanced world for anyone coming from an older 911.
The car’s instrumentation is now almost entirely digital, with the exception being the central analogue tacho dial – without which a Porsche simply wouldn’t feel at all familiar. On either side of that are crisp-looking digital screens whose content you can define yourself – so if you want navigation mapping near your eyeline instead of a trip computer display, you can have it.
The smaller meters for fuel level and water temperature remain in their familiar location on the outward extremes of the binnacle, presented as if they were analogue dials. Those who like to keep tabs on oil pressure and temperature, however, will notice that the dials for those have been replaced by an analogue-style clock – and so you now have to probe into one of the primary display’s modes to find that information.