You feel your Porsche through your steering wheel, and the choice of wheel can really transform the feel of your Porsche.
During the development of the 993, Porsche did a lot of research into ‘Porscheness’ and came to the conclusion that a 911 should have a relatively large, thin-rimmed steering wheel, rather than a smaller chunky item, which is what you expect to find in sports car.
Drive a 993 – or indeed any other air-cooled 911 – with the original wheel and you’ll understand the thinking about this. A thin rim has a delicate feel to it, which suits the light, communicative steering of a 911.
However, there is something to be said for a thick-rimmed wheel, which is why it’s long been a popular upgrade to fit Porsches with the wonderful steering wheel from the 968 Clubsport. This is a thing of beauty and feels wonderful, too. Is it wrong to fit one to a 911? Not at all. I’ve just been driving around in a Porsche 964 with such a wheel fitted and it felt really good. Dare I say it felt better than the standard 964 four-spoke job? I just have….