WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Look inside the new Porsche 991.2 with these Turbo spy shots
It’s been a while since our Total 911 spies have spotted any Porsche 911 test mules out and about. However, the wait is over and they have come up with some gold.
Parked up while testing, we were able to get up close and personal with this Porsche 991.2 Turbo prototype, getting our best look yet at the interior of the facelifted 911, due to be launched in Carrera form in Frankfurt this September.
As you’ll notice, the most obvious change is the move to a 918 Spyder/Macan-esque steering wheel, complete with multi-function controls. Unlike the current multi-function wheel, this unit appears to come as standard with PDK paddles and plenty of silver trim detailing.
Despite the addition of the Sport Chrono clock, this particular test mule doesn’t feature the ‘Sport’ and ‘Sport Plus’ buttons on the centre console, as is the fashion of the current 991 range.
Instead, that control appears to have moved onto the steering wheel, with a 918-style rotating switch mounted in the four o’clock position just off the centre of the wheel. This is good for fans of Marc Lieb’s astounding onboard lap of the Nürburgring.
Moving away from the steering wheel design, another area to be revised in the facelifted Porsche 991 is the PCM screen (below). Currently on version 3.1, the new system employs a larger, tablet-like screen, no doubt utilising improved touchscreen capabilities.
Underneath the screen, the button arrangement has been altered, moving from seven buttons in a single line to two rows of four controls. ‘Tuner’, ‘Media’, ‘Nav’, ‘Map’, ‘Source’, ‘Phone’ and ‘Car’ all carried over from the current car.
However, the addition of what looks like a ‘HDMI’ button suggests that the new PCM screen makes the move towards a multi-media entertainment system, potentially enabling the passenger to watch video while on the move.
Externally, this 991.2 Turbo hack looks little different to the car we spied last September, complete with unfinished rear bumper air vents and a revised decklid featuring reversed air scoops.
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