While Porsche isn’t necessarily known for segment-leading infotainment systems, it has recognised that owners of older models may want to keep up with the times.
Porsche Classic has released new editions of its Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) and Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (PCCM Plus) systems for a wider range of vintage and modern models – after a successful 2020 launch prompted further demand.
The PCCM infotainment systems will now be available for owners who want 2023-era technology in the sixth-generation 911 997 (2005-2008) and the early 987 Boxster and Cayman (2005-2008), as well as the first-generation Cayenne (2003-2008).
The retrofitted devices bring these older models up-to-date with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display (for the wider PCCM Plus) supporting features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smarter navigation with 2D and 3D maps, and further media playback and bluetooth connectivity.
Porsche is taking the restomod revenue, which is normally capitalised on by a third party, into its own hands. It will enable the infotainment upgrade with a seamlessly fitting device which still uses the existing amplifiers, speakers, and antenna.
“There is huge demand for contemporary networking of our timeless classics. And soon after the successful launch of the infotainment systems for retrofitting, we received corresponding queries from owners of early 911 generation 997, this is why we’re now significantly extending our range,” said Porsche Classic director Ulrike Lutz.
Porsche Classic assures that the devices are made to be imperceptible from the components already installed in the car, with the design style and materials matching elements such as the climate control panel.
The American and European devices will be equipped with region-specific features such as embedded local radio stations and onboard navigation with Porsche ‘points of interest’. We have reached out to Porsche Classic for clarification on any potential Australia-specific features.
The new PCCM Plus will naturally be the most expensive of the two devices, starting at EUR 1520 (A$2383), with extra costs for navigation maps.
The devices can be ordered at any Porsche centre from today, and fitting is recommended at an allocated Porsche Centre or Porsche Classic partner.