STUTTGART: 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 (RM6,794), and the PCCM Plus system is available for €1,606.51 (RM7,580). While both can be ordered online, the company recommends having them installed at a Porsche centre.
Keyword: Porsche's new smart radio can be fitted into the brand's vintage and classic cars