Car reviews - Porsche - 911 - Carrera 4S coupe
9 Aug 2002
By MARTON PETTENDY
THE C4S's stylised interior features a leather-bound instrument binnacle that protrudes from the dashboard that is also upholstered in a soft, textured black leather. Cow hide is also used extensively in detail areas throughout the cabin and, in combination with the Alcantara (fake suede) roof lining and full carpeting, makes the 911 interior a very pleasant place to be. Apart from a small amount of plastic around the sound and air-conditioning units, and the stylish air vents, the dash is almost exclusively leather trimmed. A comprehensive, stylised instrument pod features a large central tacho and speedo, both featuring large, white-on-black, easy-to-read increments and the latter featuring increments to 340km/h. The full array of instrumentation includes a temperature gauge, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge and a voltmeter, while the trip computer displays engine oil level before start-up, plus distance to empty, outside temperature, average speed and average fuel consumption. The ignition switch is located on the dash fascia next to the Euro-style headlight switch.
Did you know?Under the direction of Ferdinand Porsche, the first assembly lines for Volkswagen were erected in Wolfsburg in 1938. But World War II started the next year and it was not until 1946 that the Volkswagen went into series production
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