2015 Porsche Macan S: Its Simplicity Is Welcome
November 7, 2014
The fact that Porsche stuck with its tried and true instrument panel setup that puts the tachometer front and center is great, but I would have been satisfied with analog gauges regardless of where the tachometer was placed.
I say this because there's a growing trend of replacing actual gauges with virtual gauges. It allows for better integration with all of the extra features that some people want, but it makes for a far less interesting layout.
Instead of deep-seated binnacles to house real gauges, the virtual needles sit on a flat screen spread across the dash. It's a subtle distinction that some might not notice. Personally I find such setups bland looking and out of place in a luxury car. Glad to see Porsche hasn't succumbed to the draw of the virtual world.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,789 miles