The all-electric four-door sports car from Stuttgart, the Porsche Taycan, will make its world debut in September 2019 in its (near) production form, but before that happens, Porsche wants you to take a look at the Taycan’s interiors.
Speaking of which, the inspiration apparently came from the 1963 911’s cleanly styled dashboard, and the goal was to bring it into the present day. While the layout looks clean and minimalistic, the displays will grab all the attention.
The instrument cluster is a curved 16.8-inch screen with a polarizing filter to cut down the reflections. Drivers can choose between 4 display modes. The Classic mode evokes the rounded instruments typical of Porsche; Map mode replaces the central meter with a map layout; Full Map mode takes up the full display; Pure mode displays only the essential driving information such as speed, traffic signs and navigation using a minimalist arrow.
There are also small, touch-control fields at the edges of the screen for operating the light and chassis functions. The instrument cluster is wider than the steering wheel, paying homage to the iconic original 911.
The basic steering wheel can be customized with coloured inserts as part of the accent package, while a GT sports steering wheel (featured here) will be offered as an option. It has a distinctive design with visible screw heads and features a circular mode selector switch.
As for the other displays, the central one is a 10.9-inch infotainment system and next to it, is an optional passenger display, both are integrated to form a flush look with the glossy black panel. There’s also another 8.4-inch touch panel on the centre console for air conditioning settings. It gives haptic feedback as well. As we can see in the picture, it also displays the remaining battery charge and the range.
Gone are the mechanically-operated louvres, as the airflow is controlled via Virtual Airflow Control on the display. By clicking the Climate menu, airflow can be switch between Focused for fast, directional cooling and Diffused for draught-free air conditioning. When equipped with the optional four-zone automatic climate control system, the Taycan gets another 5.9-inch touch control panel with haptic feedback, for the rear occupants.
As for materials, Taycan gives an option of sustainably tanned Club Leather OLEA, which uses olive leaves in the tanning process. There’s also Race-Tex, a high-quality microfibre material partially consisting of recycled polyester fibres. Its production apparently has 80 percent less CO2 than traditional materials. The floor covering uses Econyl recycled fibre, which is made from, among other things, recycled fishing nets.