Having offered two retrofit infotainment systems – Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) and Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (PCCM Plus) – since 2020 to suit a multitude of vintage and modern classic Porsche cars, Porsche Classic is now expanding its product range to enable the use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for media, navigation and phone calls within several other Porsche models.
The latest infotainment solutions will now suit the sixth-generation 911 generation 997 for model years 2005 to 2008, the early Boxster and Cayman generation 987 for model years 2005 to 2008 and the first-generation Cayenne for model years 2003 to 2008. Furthermore, Porsche is now offering region-specific devices for the first time.
The aforementioned Porsche models already featured the optional second-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) in a 2 DIN format. Porsche Classic’s latest PCCM Plus retrofit replaces these original devices and has been designed to integrate and match the vehicles’ buttons and climate control systems. Existing components, including the vehicle’s amplifier, speakers and antenna function as before, with navigation displays on the instrument cluster still working as intended.
Featuring a 7in touchscreen, PCCM Plus brings these vehicles into the modern era. DAB+ digital radio stations can now be used with the European version, and the US and Canadian versions are programmed to work with SiriusXM satellite radio. Navigation is made easier by using the latest map technology with points of interest (POI) specific to Porsche displayed in both 2D or 3D. Occupants can play media using a USB stick, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Unique to the 911, Boxster and Cayman, individual settings for the car can be stored.
“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,” said Ulrike Lutz, director of Porsche Classic. “This is why we’re now significantly extending our range of Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus devices for retrofitting.”