With the all-electric Taycan being the newest member of the Porsche family, the designers needed an interior which matched both the driver's needs and the futuristic design of the car. This was based around the three core elements being Digital, Simple and Sustainable.
The original 911's cleanly styled dashboard from 1963 was the inspiration. The stated goal was to bring it into the present day. The cockpit signals the start of a new era with its clear structure and completely new construction.
It is clearly driver-focused. The instrument panel has a clean, minimalist and ultra-modern design, and operating the controls is quick and free from distractions. The free-standing, curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard. It is focused on the driver and ensures that everything that is needed for driving is in view.
The innovative instrument cluster consists of a curved 16.8-inch screen with the rounded look that is typical of Porsche. Drivers can choose between four display modes for the instrument cluster:
There are also small, touch-control fields at the edges of the screen for operating the light and chassis functions. The instrument cluster is, therefore, wider than the steering wheel and reminiscent of the original 911.
The wing-shaped upper and lower sections of the dashboard stretch across the entire width of the car. A central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a Black-panel look, thereby blending in visually with the interior.
Interior materials are typically Porsche with high-quality leather and various colour options. However, for the first time, Porsche now offers a leather-free interior with the state of the art Race-Tex material made from recycled polyester fibres. Its production has 80 per cent less Co2 than traditional materials.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here