Porsche 911 (997) Cabriolet with central driving position [video]

Work on a second car has already started.

Nigel Tuckey from Trinity Motorsports has created this Porsche 911 Cabriolet with a 1+2 seating arrangement.

An anonymous owner of a Porsche 911 (997) Cabriolet wanted a McLaren F1-inspired seating arrangement and his wishes came true after the tuning firm converted the interior into a central-seated cabin. The entire project took approximately one year to complete, while work on a second Centro 911 has already started.

The car was presented earlier this month during ALMS Petit LeMans where the developers explained that a lot of work has been put into modifying the AC system and electronics, while the seat was modified to shift from left to right to provide an easier entry.

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There is not one successful thing about this build.
Oct 31, 2012 11:43 am
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I don't know why this seat placement isn't realised in many more sportscars. reminds to McLaren F1 but even to the Mercedes F100 conception. And that was a very cool "mpv"
Oct 31, 2012 6:22 am
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People surely have money to waste.
Oct 31, 2012 6:17 am
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seat is higher than standard, might feel bit odd. this is because the center frame is not disturbed which is a good thing for a cabriolet at the expense of original seat height
Oct 31, 2012 4:00 am
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That fat guy looks like he's in a specially adapted vehicle for a disabled driver. The concept is fine, the execution isn't what I'd like. Ditch the cabrio, do the same to a GT3 RS and it makes far more sense. Track cars should always be central.
Oct 31, 2012 1:46 am
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Poses the same problems as driving a right-hand car in a left-hand traffic, especially when it comes to overtaking trucks and buses. A centrally located steering wheel is actually worse :) as you have limited visibility from both left and right. However, to drive this would be nice as soon as you get used to it. The car's dimensions and responsiveness would be easier to grasp.
Oct 30, 2012 4:58 pm
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For the way they did the dashboard, they probably did not think about the visibility issues. It is probably the dummest thing you can do to a car. With all the things they had to mess with the stearing column, plus the chassi, I really dought that is going to be any better in terms of driving
Oct 30, 2012 10:51 pm
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I have an idea just like those many concept car we've seen so far, they should put front camera in front of both side mirror.
Nov 2, 2012 12:11 am
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epic fail...this would/ve been acceptable for a low level car (and a student project), but on an exensive car like the porsche 911 cabrio a complete new dashboard with everythinf shoud've been built, to meet the new design requirements for a central driving position but just to simply offtes the whole thing?! ha
Oct 30, 2012 4:41 pm
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looks out of place
Oct 30, 2012 4:33 pm
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