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Porsche 911 coupe - Interior & comfort

The Porsche 911’s interior is a great place to spend time; overall quality and slick infotainment are particular highlights

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A welcome evolution of the outgoing 991-generation 911’s already impressive interior, the 992’s is more refined in its design and boasts a great set of technological improvements. All of the materials used are high-quality and everything is solidly put together.

Porsche’s reputation for great seats is maintained, with a great driving position and optimal comfort; optional sports seats offer extra support during enthusiastic driving.

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The 911’s suspension is well set up to offer a great balance between poise and comfort – especially when Porsche’s PASM adaptive dampers are chosen from the options list. The depth of the Porsche’s options list means that buyers can build their 911 Carrera S or 4S to suit everything from everyday motorway use to weekend track-day action – or a balance between the two.

The Porsche 911’s interior is more than fitting for its hefty price tag – you won’t feel short-changed, especially once it’s crafted to your exact specifications.

Porsche 911 dashboard

The 911’s dashboard is simple in its design but offers great access to Porsche’s latest infotainment system, which displays information via two seven-inch screens behind the steering wheel (either side of an analogue rev-counter) and a centrally mounted 10.9-inch touchscreen.

The system controls just about every aspect of the car, though physical climate control switches are located just ahead of the gear selector. Physical shortcut toggles under the central screen help locate important functions easier on the move. A multifunction steering wheel is standard, with buttons for controlling the sound system, Bluetooth and other infotainment functions.

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There are several different leather colours to choose from, available in a dizzying array of combinations. These are complemented by a choice of brushed metal, wood and carbon fibre finishes; whatever the customer’s taste, the end result is guaranteed to be of high quality.

Equipment

The Porsche 911 range is broad but relatively simple: the Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera T, Carrera S, Carrera 4S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S are available in coupe or Cabriolet convertible bodystyles, with the flagship GT3 only available in coupe form.

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The 911 Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera T, Carrera S, 4S, GTS, Turbo and GT3 models come as standard with 20/21-inch alloy wheels (the rear wheels are bigger), a tyre pressure monitoring system, start-stop, two small rear seats and Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which brings phone connectivity, a voice control system and an Internet-connected sat nav system. The aforementioned infotainment screens are standard, as is DAB radio and an eight-speaker, 150-watt sound system.

LED headlights and tail-lights are standard, with automatic activation and welcome-home lighting. The door mirrors are heated and electrically adjustable. Keyless-go, parking sensors front and rear, cruise control with a speed limiter, and two-zone climate control are all standard-fit too.

Black leather upholstery is standard, as are heated front sports seats and a multi-function steering wheel, while the T and GTS models have leather seats featuring Sport-Tex suede inserts. The Dakar doesn’t get lots of changes as standard, but a centre top marking on the steering wheel is a nice nod to its rally heritage, along with figure-hugging seats that are excellent while cresting a sand dune, but a bit firm on a long motorway trip.

Options

The options list for the Porsche 911 is long, varied and expensive but few other production sports cars offer as much scope for personalisation.

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Aside from the standard alloy wheels, there are additional designs to choose from, several different interior leather combinations ( and a range of extra touches available, including the leather interior package and Paldao wood trim. The standard stereo can be replaced with either a 570-watt, 12-speaker Bose system or an 855-watt, 13-speaker Burmester system. All of these options can range from just a few hundred pounds into the thousands, all depending on how bespoke you want your car to be. Speaking of bespoke, a custom-fitted leather luggage set is also available, costing over £5,000.

The 911’s headlights can be upgraded to adaptive LED matrix versions as part of the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus). Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors as well as a rear wiper are also offered.

There are some performance-focused option packages that are worth choosing. The sports exhaust system imbues the 911 with a throatier engine note at the push of an interior button, replacing its standard quad-tips with two oval-shaped items.

The Sport Chrono Package is a long-standing feature on a 911 options list, combining dynamic engine mounts, the addition of ‘Sport Plus’ and ‘Individual’ modes to the driving mode selection (selectable via a new button on the steering wheel), plus throttle-blip downshifts in sportier modes and a launch control setting. The Sport Chrono pack also adds a stopwatch to the top of the dash and the Porsche Track Precision app to the car’s infotainment system. While available as an option on automatic models, the Sports Chrono pack comes as standard on manual cars.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    2dr PDK
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £97,000

Most Economical

  • Name
    2dr PDK
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £97,000

Fastest

  • Name
    GTS 2dr PDK
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £122,000

Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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