Porsche has unveiled the new interior for the Taycan, the brand’s first all-electric sports car, that brings classic design features into the digital age.
The original 911’s cleanly styled dashboard from 1963 was the inspiration for the Taycan’s interior. The instrument panel has a clean, minimalist and modern design and includes easy-to-use controls. The free-standing, curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard and is clearly focused toward the driver, ensuring that everything that is needed for driving is in view.
“Less is more applies here, too,” explained Ivo van Hulten, director of interior design style at Porsche AG. “The Taycan interior combines design elements typical for the brand with a new type of user experience and impresses with its simple elegance.”
The innovative instrument cluster consists of a curved 16.8-inch screen with the rounded look that is typical of Porsche. A cowl has been omitted, which ensures a slim and modern appearance in the style of high-quality smartphones and tablets. Real glass and a vapor-deposited, polarizing filter give anti-reflective properties. There are also small, touch-control fields at the edges of the screen for operating the light and chassis functions.
The steering wheel has a light appearance, with two models to choose from: standard and GT. The basic version can be customized with colored inserts as part of the accent package, while the GT sports steering wheel has a distinctive design with visible screw heads and features a typical Porsche round mode switch, which can be used to select the various driving modes.
The upper and lower sections of the dashboard stretch across the entire width of the vehicle in the shape of a wing. 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.
All user interfaces have been completely re-designed for the Taycan. The number of traditional hardware controls, such as switches and buttons, have been greatly reduced. Instead, control is intelligent and intuitive – via touch operation or a voice control function that responds to the command “Hey Porsche”.