On an autonomous-driving 911
“A 911 will always have a steering wheel. And if autonomously driving cars break through more quickly than expected? Then the 911 will be one of the last cars to drive autonomously.”
On an electric 911
“Two years ago I’d have said no way. Today I wouldn’t categorically rule it out. Type 992 is not an electric sports car. But it could be an option somewhere down the line.” Achleitner says while he clings to the flat-six engine, he can imagine an electric motor in the 911.
On what the new 992 911 will be like
“The decisive factor is that the 911 generates a driving feeling that no other car can impart. It’s just the nature of things: the specific seat position, the flat-six engine in the rear, its inimitable sound, the astonishing amount of space, the perfect feedback from the brakes, steering, and pedal system together with the striking suspension and dynamic but always easily controllable burst of power. The one-of-a-kind design ties it all together. The new 911 will be the best 911 of all time.”
On the 911’s importance to Porsche
“It is the heart of the company. If one were to strip down everything that bears a Porsche logo, that exemplifies and drives the company, to reveal the core of the brand, it would look like a 911.