Porsche has announced yet another way that classic and vintage car owners can soup up their vehicles: with one of two new Porsche Classic Communication Management smart infotainment systems designed to be installed in old-school models, specifically those with 1-DIN or 2-DIN dimensions.
Surrounding either a 3.5-inch or 7-inch touchscreen display, depending on whether the PCCM or PCCM Plus radio fits a vehicle’s dimensions, are a series of rotary knobs and physical buttons which provide the modern radio with a retro look. The system brings Apple CarPlay (and Android Auto with the PCCM Plus unit) to the car allowing the model — which could possibly date back to the ’60s — to be controlled by an iPhone. Additionally, each unit brings Bluetooth technology to the car and DAB+ station support.
Though the integrated screens are much smaller than the displays in today’s Porsches, the onboard navigation system, route guidance and media functionality operate in a similar manner.
The standard PCCM system is available for 1,439.89 euros, or about $1,555.30, and the PCCM Plus system is available for 1,606.51 euros, or about $1,733.91. While both can be ordered online, the company recommends having them installed at a Porsche center.