2013 Porsche 911: These Gauges Never Go Out of Style
February 25, 2013
Much like the exterior design of the Porsche 911, the design of the gauges hasn't changed much over the years. Porsche's designers still put the tachometer in the middle and everything else wherever its fits. It works, so why mess it up?
Obviously, the latest 911 also jams in stuff like navigation commands, radio station info, a gear indicator and even tire pressure readings from all four corners. As you can see, it does this without getting rid of actual gauges for more important stuff like oil pressure and water temperature.
It's a clever setup that manages to blend tons of information with the simplicity of large analog gauges that can be read at a glance. Porsche traditionalists might find it a bit much, but I think our 911 is a great example of keeping the best of what's old while blending in the best of what's new.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 1,311 miles