Top five Porsche 911 steering wheels of all time
When it comes to car design, the exterior aesthetics are often the most talked about aspect however, what many people forget is the driver spends most of his time inside the car.
Therefore the cockpit has to be just as visually pleasing, especially the steering wheel, a complex mix of ergonomics and aesthetics wrapped up into 360 degrees. Total 911 gives you their top five Porsche 911 steering wheels of all time:
This three-spoke wheel is simple and compact. It’s small diameter increases the leverage required to turn the steering, while its design is strongly influenced by motorsport items. We wouldn’t have one in red though!
Any classic 911 steering wheel could have made this list but, the original 911S’s unit was the first leather wheel to be used in a Porsche 911, setting a trend for future years to come. The ‘hockey puck’ centre is definitely cool too.
First debuting on the second generation 997, the Sports Design wheel is proving a popular option on the Porsche 991. It’s three dual spokes finished in polished silver are modern yet timeless, and it is the ideal size for the latest range of Zuffenhausen interiors.
The iconic Seventies 911 steering wheel made its debut in 1974 on the 2.7 Carrera and the 3.0 Carrera RS. It’s almost perfect to hold, providing ample leverage on the unassisted 911s of yesteryear. The design of the original 997 steering wheel appears strongly influenced by this iconic item.
Real suede may be king but Alcantara (the synthetic alternative used by Porsche) is hard wearing and full of motorsport influence. The simple three-spoke design with a large circular centre has been kept for the latest generation, while the muted grey finish perfectly complements the stripped back interior of the GT3 models.