A revised dashboard puts the infotainment screen on top.
Earlier spy photos provided a tiny peek into the next-generation Porsche 911's cabin, but new pictures have given us a far better look inside the next-generation model of the venerable sports car. Like the recently upgraded Cayenne and Panamera, the new car moves away from traditional analogue dials in favour of digital displays.
Starting from the instrument panel, Porsche retains a physical needle for the rev counter, and everything else is now a screen. The move takes the 911 into the modern era where old-fashioned dials are falling out of favour. The infotainment screen now gets the prime spot at the top of the center stack, and it appears wider than the current unit.
The test car pictured here still seems to have a mockup interior with parts-bin switches and toggles, but we're able to get a look at least at the layout of the new car. There's a row of switches underneath the infotainment screen, heating and ventilation controls at the bottom of the central portion of the dashboard and what looks like a miniaturised gear stick.
Rather than a traditional design with a chunky handle, Porsche has switched in this prototype car to a tiny rectangular block that rocks forward and back. Buttons further back on the centre column, allow activating Park or Manual mode. The electronic parking brake control is at the very base right behind the cup holder.
The next-generation 911 is larger than the current model, but you might not notice until because the styling is so similar. The most noticeable changes occur at the rear where the vehicle gains wraparound LED lights that take cues from the Mission E concept. Spy shots show the Turbo variant with new rear fender intakes that are longer but narrower than the existing ones.
Powertrain tweaks are the biggest mystery about the new 911 but expect all of them to continue to use turbocharged engines.