Until now, anyone driving a classic Porsche has had to do without digital radio reception or the integration of smartphones. On the other hand, modern vehicles offer these advantages, but lack the driving pleasure of classic cars. In the past, there was already a factory-developed retrofit solution in the form of a 1-DIN radio with a navigation device, but now there is the further developed ‘Porsche Classic Communication Management’ (PCCM), which will be available in two versions. Porsche is thus thinking both of customers whose vehicles have the classic slim 1-DIN radio slot and of those whose newer models have a bigger 2-DIN slot.
Both systems will have a high-resolution touchscreen display and offer DAB+ radio reception and Apple CarPlay in addition to an onboard navigation system. In the 1-DIN model, two rotary switches and six integrated buttons alongside the 3.5-inch touchscreen display ensure intuitive operation. As with the previous model with navigation system, it is also possible to select so-called ‘point of interest’ destinations such as restaurants or shopping facilities. The arrow dislay of the navigation instructions is shown in 2D or 3D. A separate SD card contains the card data for the navigation system and thus can be updated easily on the computer at any time.
As the successor to the first model generation of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) in the 911 (996) and Boxster (986), the new PCCM Plus is now also available in 2-DIN format with a seven-inch touchscreen display. Haptics and appearance were inspired by the rest of the dashboard of these vehicle generation in order to integrate the new infotainment system as seamlessly as possible. It continues to use loudspeakers, amplifiers and antenna as well as the navigation display in the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. The information on the device’s own display can be shown in 2D or 3D. An SD card can be removed to update the map data. This can also be used for music data, as well as USB sticks, devices with AUX ports or Bluetooth connection. In addition, the PCCM Plus also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Both new systems are available immediately in the Porsche Centres and via the Porsche Classic online shop. The PCCM in 1-DIN format costs 1,439.89 € and the 2-DIN format PCCM Plus is 1,606.51 € in Germany. More experienced car mechanics can do the installation themselves, while those who don’t think they can do it themselves can, of course, have it installed at the Porsche Centre.