First-Time Look Inside All-New 2019 Porsche 911 (992)

With Porsche’s new generation 911 (992) still in its testing phase, it was only a matter of time until we got to see what it looked like on the inside as well.

The exterior has been pretty well documented, especially with all the lightly-camouflaged prototypes driving around recently. Its cabin however was a different story. Until now, we only suspected that it borrowed heavily from the all-new Panamera, and from what we can see, it both does and doesn’t.

For starters, the touchscreen infotainment display is far from being as large as the Panamera’s 12.3-inch one, and the center console has a lot more physical buttons and switches than you’d find on the 911’s four-door sibling.

The overall dashboard design is also different, not just compared to the Panamera’s, but to the current 991’s too. Not only are we looking at a simpler design, but for the first time ever, the central air vents have been positioned underneath the infotainment system, unlike with the 991, 997, 996, 993, 964, or even the 930. As for the steering wheel itself, it appears to be the exact same design as the one on the 2019 Panamera.

Now, in case your eyes have been fixated on the shifter knob, then rest assured that you’re not being deceived. That is a manual transmission, which means driving purists will still get the chance to shift gears using their hands and feet in the 992.

The all-new Porsche 911 is on track to make its debut later this year, in both Coupe as well as Cabriolet form, followed by a Targa version later on.

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    Is this photo taken in 2001?

    • PK

      i kinda have to agree with you. it looks blurry.

    • I thought exactly the same!! That air vent above the gear selector is pure 80’s at best. In fact its so bad I can only assume it’s due to be replaced in the final version.

  • Leconte Dave
    • PK

      2020 xD

  • ErnieB

    It’s a new type of old..

    • TheBelltower

      Old is the new new, I guess.

    • fgclolz

      I think they call it retrofuturism.

  • Knotmyrealname

    I agree with previous comments, but I think it’s a cover over the right hand side. You could not have a vertical wall like that!!!

  • donald seymour

    Like many have said, it has an old school vibe to it. And I like it. And let’s stop calling these photos spy shots, and be honest with ourselves. We all know the manufacturers release these dull gluteus-maximus photos.

    • Matt

      Pretty sure they don’t. Otherwise the ‘real’ spy photographers stalking these cars would call them out and we’d hear about it.

      • donald seymour

        When the spy shots are this clear of the interior, then at the minimum it’s orchestrated by the automotive company which is in cahoots with the “spy photographer.”

        • Matt

          Nonsense. Firstly, if a prototype is stationery then it’s pretty easy to take clear, high-res photo of the interior through the window. If you have an expensive camera with a good flash, anyone can do it. Spy photographers do this for a living and take clear photos of prototype interiors all the time. There is nothing special about these photos.

          Second, Porsche *actually* released official photos of the new 911 still wrapped in camouflage, flanked by its designers in a studio about a day ago. They wouldn’t go to all that effort and then release some unflattering interior shots with bits of trim missing and testing equipment everywhere at the same time.

          If Porsche was actually going to tease the new 911’s interior to build hype, they would take some clever ‘teaser’ shots and put out a press release.

          Automakers may release ‘spy’ photos themselves from time to time, but this isn’t one of those times. I bet they are pissed the interior has been leaked so far ahead of schedule, especially in an unflattering light when it looks unfinished.

          • donald seymour

            Okay, if you say so.

  • nellydesign

    Remember that this is a pre-production prototype, which means that trimpieces and finishes are not finalized or may even be missing. The area to the left of the screen looks right into the steering column machanism, so I’m sure that’s a missing piece. Someone mentioned the center air vent, which I’m sure is an unfinished plastic part that will look much better with it’s appropriate finishes and metallic appliques.

  • Puddingpopper

    Car designers=out of ideas…..

  • salamOOn

    i dont like it at all….

  • Vassilis

    Looks a bit weird. Too angular.

  • DMax

    Looks similar to current one. They just moved the screen up, vents below, and added this “shelf” thing that seems to be the latest design shtick.

  • so it’s an other car with a dash designed around the corporate touch screen… pfffffffff

  • Nordschleife

    Looks like the 80’s late 90’s interior with technological advances of today.

  • Jay

    It’s new but the dash area is not finished so it makes it look dated.


  • LeStori

    By old fashion manual I think you mean Fun fashion. At time speed limits are being enforced more and more easily, when an automatic performance car can accelerate beyond the speed limit in a few seconds, when electric cars perform like super cars, there is little left to make cars fun to drive. A manual gearbox makes you learn to drive. to anticipate, to actually use your brain and coordination. All the things that really make you a human. No mashing the pedal and turning off the brain. Actually knowing how to drive.
    For some this is not fun. These people are probably too busy playing with the infortainment sytem, brains in neutral, looking for their next accident. Or probably a “female”…