With the Porsche Taycan (pronounced tie-can) set to make its debut soon, the German carmaker has given us our first glimpse of the electric sports car’s dashboard, along with details of the in-car experience that customers will benefit from.

In terms of layout, the Taycan’s dashboard takes a page out of the latest 911, albeit with a few differences. Similarities include a largely featureless top section with only an analogue clock at the top of dash that Porsche has cheekily set the time set to “9:11” in this instance.

Just below the clock is a touchscreen for the infotainment system and digital instrument display, with both forming the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Based on the photo, the driver-specific display contains three circular dials, with a speedometer placed in the middle, and the available drive modes to its right, together with the “transmission” indicator.

These display and dials are most likely configurable by using the controls on the steering wheel, and while not seen here, the leftmost dial should provide information on the car’s electric drive system.

An interesting thing to note is the placement of the controls for the car’s stability and suspension systems, which are located right beside the instrument cluster as opposed to the centre console, as is the case with the 911.

As for the in-car experience, Porsche has fully integrated Apple Music into its infotainment system, providing owners with access to over 50 million songs ad-free, thousands of curated playlists, and the Beats 1 global livestream, with three-year complimentary in-car internet data.

The company says the subscription-based service is free for new and existing owners for up to six months, so other models with the Porsche Communication Management system should enjoy the service as well.

“Porsche and Apple Music fit perfectly – we share common values, and the same relentless attitude to user experience, to quality engineering, to design, and to innovation. Together, we bring innovative digital entertainment technologies in our high-performance sports cars, starting with our fully electric Taycan,” said Detlev von Platen, member of the executive board for sales and marketing at Porsche.

Also available is an optional Burmester High-End Surround Sound System with Apple Digital Masters to ensure music lovers are treated to “studio-quality sound for an unparalleled listening experience.” The Taycan also comes with the Porsche Voice Assistant and support for Apple CarPlay.

The Taycan will debut on September 4 ahead of market launched at end of the year, and will be powered by an electric all-wheel drive powertrain with over 600 PS. Thanks to an 800-volt electrical system and fast charging, the car is capable of offering around 100 km of range with just four minutes of charging.

GALLERY: Porsche Taycan prototype

GALLERY: Porsche Taycan prototype testing at the Nardò Ring