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Looking to upgrade your classic Porsche with modern infotainment? Now you can

24/04/2020
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The timeless, elegant style of a classic 911 or Boxter remains unbeaten for pure aesthetic value. But you can’t deny that what modern cars may have lost in style they have more than made up for in connected comforts. 

Porsche have introduced a plug-in touchscreen system with all the modern infotainment options
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Seekers of the ultimate driving experience, therefore, may find themselves struggling through the static of non-DAB radio, digging out old cassette tapes from the attic for suitable motoring music or unfurling paper maps on the dashboard - all those quirks the rest of us left behind that make your driving adventures a little less sexy. 

This will not stand for Porsche. 

The company have now introduced “Porsche Classic Communication Management” (PCCM), for those who want to upgrade their classic rides with modern infotainment. 

The system is built to fit in with the aesthetic of a classic Porsche while delivering modern conveniences
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The head units can be installed on the dashboards of classic Porsche models released from the 1960s to the 1990s, with vintage designs that fit the traditional styles of the cars. The units feature high-resolution touchscreens with modern features including navigation, bluetooth, DAB+ and Apple CarPlay.

Porsche have made two versions of the PCCM available - a single-DIN sized with a 3.5” display for cars with a smaller radio slot, and a double-DIN with a 7” display for the 996 and 986 models. These plug-and-play systems should work with the existing controls in the car, and include auxiliary connectivity and an SD card slot for additional connections.

Integrated buttons and a pair of rotary knobs add a retro touch that fits the feel of the vehicle. 

“The PCCM blends harmoniously into the dashboard of Porsche classic cars thanks to the black surface finish and the shape of the knobs. It features the Porsche logo and is suitable for the sports car generations between the first 911 models of the 1960s and the last 911 with air cooling from the start of the 1990s (993 model series).”

Navigation, hands-free calling, DAB radio and more are now available to drivers of classic vehicles by Porsche
(Image via Porsche)


Coming from Porsche, you won’t be surprised to learn that the new features don’t come cheap, with the single-din unit available at a cost of €1,439.89 ($1,551) and the double-din for €1,606.51 ($1,731). But for a classic Porsche owner who doesn’t want to let their “ultimate-driving” Spotify playlists go to waste, we’d say this sounds like a bargain.



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