Currently reading: Porsche offers modern infotainment upgrades for classic 911s
Vintage design meets modern features such as touchscreens and smartphone mirroring
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
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2 mins read
24 April 2020

Porsche has launched a series of retrofit infotainment systems that add touchscreens and smartphone mirroring to some of its oldest models.

The Porsche Classic Communications Management system (PCCM) is designed to seamlessly replace the original radio in any classic 911 from the 1960s onwards, adding modern features such a Bluetooth, USB connectivity, DAB+ digital radio, an auxiliary input and Apple CarPlay, while retaining a period-correct look.

Each unit includes Porsche's own navigation and mapping, while physical dials and buttons blend in with the rest of the original dashboard.

Two models are available: a single-DIN unit, compatible with classic 911 models from the 1960s through to the final air-cooled 993-generation cars, and a double-DIN version for 996-generation 911s and 986-generation Boxster models.

The larger unit gets a 7.0in display, up from 3.5in in the single-DIN model, and gains Android Auto compatibility - making it the first official Porsche product to do so. Previously, the company had said the majority of its customers owned iPhones, so there was no need to add the feature to its line-up.

The range is intended to capitalise on the large number of classic Porsche owners, as well as the growing trend for restomodding classic cars with modern mechanicals, interiors and technology. 

Prices start from €1439.89 (around £1250) for the single-DIN unit and €1606.51 (around £1400) for the double-DIN version, with Porsche suggesting owners opt for installation at one of its Porsche centre workshops.

This is the second time Porsche has sold a retrofit stereo upgrade. The navigation radio by Porsche Classic, launched in 2015, offered mapping and Bluetooth, but it lacked any kind of smartphone connectivity.

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24 April 2020

I think this is a brilliant customer service, normally I'm berating Porsche for allowing their dodgy sales people to pocket money on their Motorsport models , but this moves deserves congratulations. Old sat nav screens and old sat naval in general really spoil older cars , this is a great way to up date . I shall certainly treat my old 968CS to a system. No doubt there will be lots of wingers complaining about price , no or is forcing a purchase . 

24 April 2020
Agree. A superb idea that should be copied by all.

25 April 2020

why is it so bloody expensive, and by the time you have added the recommended trip to a main dealer to have it fitted, you are going to add another £500 to the price tag in labour charges. 

25 April 2020
I agree, great idea. Only niggle for me is, it's blooming Apple again.

26 April 2020
I can see Porsche doing more stuff like this: There are so many models still on the road, that it makes sense to expand the company's offering and introduce products & services, that encourage owners of older cars to maintain direct contact with Porsche, their official Porsche centres and in this case the specialist Porsche Classic ones.

If only their hourly rate was a bit closer to the independent specialists...

jer

26 April 2020

With massive mark.up.. Would expect cost oem to be 100....But would like to see others do it through a apple Android boot strap.

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