If you happen to be browsing Cars.com for a new Porsche this time of year, you’re going to find one really interesting example of a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S. From the outside, the car doesn’t look that much different from any other

generation Carrera S, but when you look inside, you’ll be surprised to see just one front seat..

Sure one of the front seats has been removed, but as you can see from the images, it isn’t what you might think. This car has been modified by Centro 911. The company specializes in centralizing the driver seat inside 997 generation Carreras. This isn’t the only model out there like this. A quick online search yields a few stories of different 997-gen Carreras that have been modified like this. The idea is based off some McLaren designs like the 1993 McLaren F1, for example.

The most notable thing about the car isn’t actually the seating configuration. Sure a central front seat in a 911 is a bit of a rarity, but the work that went into making the car look as stock as possible on the inside is absolutely astounding. As you can see, the instrument cluster, driver portion of the dash and the center console have all been moved over. To make up for the portion of the dash that had to be removed, Centro 911 actually put in some amazing carbon fiber work to make the interior look good. Apparently, the seat even slides to one side to aid entry and exit. We’re not sure what this kind of conversion costs, but you can buy the example on Cars.com for $77,500, with just over 30,000 miles.

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Why it matters

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S For Sale
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I really like the way this Carrera looks on the inside. I think the custom work to the dash is absolutely amazing, and I give props to the guys who put in the work. The thing I can’t get past is the price, then again the car is pretty unique among other 911 Carreras out there. I did a blue book check on a 2008 Carrera S with the mileage listed and private party value is in the range of about $45,000 in excellent condition. So, that centralized front seat, in this car at least, comes at a $32,000 premium. It’s not worth to me to pay that much for this car, but I’m sure there are more than a few people out there that will be interested. If nothing else, it’s certainly worth taking a look at the workmanship.

Porsche 911

2005 Porsche 911 Carrera (997)
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Porsche 911 Carrera (997)

Read our full review on the Porsche 911 here.

Source: Cars.com

Robert Moore
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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