Porsche Taycan interior is a 911-inspired tech haven

Porsche Taycan interior is a 911-inspired tech haven

Porsche Taycan interior is a 911-inspired tech haven

So, what we have here is a fundamentally classic Porsche cabin, but with more use of touch-responsive panels with haptic feedback. It's encased in real glass that's been vapour-deposited and infused with a polarising filter to minimise glare and reflection. That's not too unusual, as Audi uses a similar setup, but the big news here is an optional display for the front seat passenger. A second, 10.9-inch touchscreen sits in the center console, handling infotainment, and can be combined with a second, passenger display. Earlier this week, the company said the Taycan will be the first vehicle with a built-in Apple Music app, and will come with three years of free data and a six month subscription to Apple Music.

If you're enamoured of touchscreens inside vehicles, you're going to love the dashboard of the upcoming new Porsche Taycan.

Map mode, meanwhile, swaps the power meter for a map, while Full Map mode does away with all the circular gages and replaces them with a full navigation interface.

Map: Replaces the central power meter with a navigation map. The steering wheel will come in a choice of two styles. In addition to the basic version, which can be customized with coloured inserts as part of the accent package, Porsche also offers a GT sports steering wheel option. The dashboard has the familiar two-element layout with an upper wing and narrow lower wing in the transmission tunnel. With so many screens, they've even dedicated one exclusively for the front passenger; though its optional. Integrated handwriting recognition also allows quick address inputs. Interestingly, the Taycan does without a traditional gear lever, instead employing a compact selector switch (like the 918 Spyder) next to this instrument panel.

If that wasn't enough screens, the optional four-zone automatic climate control system comes with a fifth screen that measures 5.9-inches. From traditional to modern and sustainable materials, there's an option for all. It uses olive leaves in the tanning process and features a "special cloud print". Besides so-called "classic leather", buyers can order "sustainably tanned Club Leather" dubbed OLEA. For instance, the traditional leather can be replaced by a "Race-Tex" microfibre material, the production of which creates 80 percent less Carbon dioxide than with traditional materials. The Taycan's interior is not strictly minimalist in terms of form factor, but it certainly stands out from other high-performance EVs. Interior colours Black-Lime Beige, Blackberry, Atacama Beige, and Meranti Brown are exclusively available for the Taycan.

It also offers a host of interior upholstery options ranging from leather to recycled polyester fibres.