Which are your favourite design features of the 911?
The newest episode of Porsche’s Top 5 series on YouTube is all about the new, eight generation 911 sports car. More precisely, the exterior design of the iconic coupe and the top five features that make this car “so unique.”
Porsche’s director of exterior design, Peter Varga, is the man giving you all the details about the design characteristics of the 911 in the video at the top. He claims the 911 is “one of the most characterful vehicles in automotive history” thanks to its “unmistakable silhouette” and we can’t agree more. But we bet you haven’t noticed some of these five features yet.
For example, the vertical integration of the third brake light is something you don’t see every day in a production vehicle. The shape of the cluster is reminiscent of a pause button and should become “a very distinctive element of the 992.”
You have probably already seen the integrated continuous taillight strip which connects the two side clusters at the back. It forms a beautiful light signature that's paying a tribute to the classic first-generation 911 Turbo. The wide wheel arches are also inspired by the original 911 Turbo and are combined with modern elements like the electric door handles.
At the front of the car, the body width has been increased by 45 millimetres, which is not only making room for a wider front track but also underlines one of the most distinctive design elements of the 911 series. The front wings are significantly longer than before and you can actually see them from the driver’s seat.
Finally, designer Varga’s favourite feature about the new 911 are the overall proportions of the car. The wider and lower overall stance makes the sports car “cooler.”