Most people believe that overweight drivers have no chance of being comfortable in sports cars, but this is only true for certain brands and certain models. Some compact sports cars like the Mazda Miata are fairly unforgiving both for tall and for fat drivers because they are way too tight.
Porsche on the other hand makes quite a few large cars such as the Porsche Cayenne, the Porsche Panamera, the Porsche Macan, and the EV Taycan. All four of these are easily able to accommodate both overweight and lanky drivers without any issues.
The bigger question is if you are able to fit in a 911 or even the Cayman/Boxter. Given the fact that Porsche makes extremely functional and ergonomic cars, you should be able to fit in both of these. A 911 may look small and uncomfortable, but it is actually one of the most comfortable sports cars out there.
The Cayman/Boxster is the tightest Porsche of them all because it resembles the aforementioned Miata. However, even these two are significantly larger than a Miata on the inside which means that only the largest drivers out there will struggle with these two.
Large Porsche models – Cayenne, Panamera, Taycan, Macan
Any of these four are more than plenty enough for 99% of people out there because they are equally as spacious as any other cars from their segments. The Cayenne is a mid-size SUV that rivals the likes of the Mercedes GLE, the BMW X5, and the Audi Q7 which means that it does not lack space.
The Porsche Panamera is a four-door sedan that arguably offers the largest seating space out of all Porsche models out there. The Panamera sits significantly lower to the ground when compared to the Cayenne which might hamper ease of entry. Overall, the Panamera is likely more than enough for you.
The Porsche Taycan is the very first Porsche EV that shares its platform with the Audi e-Tron GT. Space-wise, the Taycan is close to the Panamera, but the Panamera is a bit more spacious on the inside. Anyhow, the Taycan should easily be able to accommodate up to four individuals, no matter how overweight you are.
Finally, the Macan is the “entry-level” Porsche that rivals the likes of the Audi Q5, the Mercedes GLE, and the BMW X1. The Macan is also plenty spacious for most people out there, but it is not as spacious as the Cayenne, the Taycan, or the Panamera.
Porsche sports cars – The 911 and the Cayman/Boxster
As previously mentioned, you should not worry all that much about being able to fit in Porsches larger models because they are on par with the rest of the car industry. The 911 and the Cayman/Boxster are a bit trickier because they are a lot lower to the ground with less headspace.
The 911 is larger than the Cayman, but not nearly as a Panamera. Even so, the 911 seems to accommodate both taller and overweight drivers without any issues while the Cayman/Boxster sometimes do struggle with taller drivers, not necessarily overweight drivers.
These Porsche sports cars are mostly compromised when it comes to headspace and shoulder space which means that the seats are on the tighter side. After all, these are true sports cars which means that the seats are heavily bolstered in order to keep you tucked while cornering.
The Boxster is the tightest Porsche of them all because the fabric roof eats into headspace more than the fixed roof on the Cayman.
Fat people in sports cars – Can they fit?
It depends on the specific models as they tend to offer different levels of interior space across the range. For example, the 911 and the R8 are more accommodating when compared to Mazda Miata or a Lamborghini Huracan. You can even tell by simply looking at these cars which ones are going to be more spacious overall.
If you are overweight and you want to buy yourself a sports car, you should do your due diligence and test them all out for a relatively long time period. It takes quite a few miles behind the steering wheel in order to find out if a specific car is able to fit you, but the initial impressions are important.
It also depends if you plan on transporting passengers in the rear seats because if you do, forget about the 911 and go for the Panamera or the Cayenne. Sports cars are compromised when it comes to space, and that is more or less standard across all sports cars.
If you want a sports car that can take up to four passengers at all times, go for something like the Audi RS6 as the RS6 can easily accommodate passengers of all shapes and sizes while also rivaling most sports cars for performance.
Which sports cars are the worst for fat people?
There are quite a few sports cars out there that are indeed way too tight for anyone who is overweight or extremely tall. Lamborgini makes extremely compromised supercars which means that you should forget buying the Aventador or the Huracan if you are really fat.
The SUV Urus is an entirely different story as it is more or less the same as the Porsche Cayenne. The Mazda Miata is obviously a no-go and so is the Alpine A110, the Alfa Romeo 4C, and the Fiat 124 Spyder.
Why are sports cars so tight on the inside?
For a car to be fast both in a straight line and in the corners, it needs to be light, low to the ground, and wide. Less weight means that less pulling power is necessary to make the car go fast. A lower center of gravity improves aerodynamic efficiency while also making the car flatter in the corners.
Wider cars have a wider track which means that the weight distribution is better which also makes the car more stable.
Should I buy a Porsche?
In my opinion, Porsche makes the best cars on the planet because they are reliable, fast, luxurious, technologically advanced and they hold their value extremely well. A well-taken care of Porsche is going to last an extremely long time and Porsches are known to offer interior materials that are able to stand the test of time.
I had the opportunity to enjoy a 2013 Porsche Cayenne the other day with more than 150k miles on the odometer and every piece of trim, leather, and aluminum still looks spotless. The car experiences no creaks, no rattles, and everything functions without any issues.