One of the best features of modern vehicles is the advanced infotainment system. This is especially true for higher-end variants that come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which makes life much easier. Not all vehicles, however, have that option. In fact, that is the issue with many older cars. Sure, you can retrofit an aftermarket head unit, but the car will not be all original. For some, especially the Porsche purists, that is a big no-no.
Fortunately, Porsche has a solution to give classic 911 owners a modern audio system – the Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) system. Now, some Porsche fans may have heard of this before. Essentially, it is a retro-looking radio that features modern amenities such as navigation, Bluetooth, and audio streaming. This latest version adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and even a touchscreen.
Porsche Classic offers the retro-modern audio system in both 1-DIN and 2-DIN layouts. The 1-DIN head unit features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and features Apple CarPlay. Two rotary knobs, which operate the PCCM, give it a similar look to older Porsche head units. It also adds an SD card slot, USB, and an AUX port. This model is specifically made for the classic '60s 911 up to the final 993-generation 911. However, the automaker says it will also work with other older Porsche models that use a 1-DIN head unit slot.
Meanwhile, the new 2-din head unit is intended for the 996-generation 911 onwards and the Boxster and Cayman. Similar to the 1-DIN head unit, it is designed to blend in with the original buttons surrounding the unit. As it is a 2-DIN model, it features a larger 7-inch touchscreen complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new PCCM system will go on sale in Europe first. The 1-DIN model will cost 1,439.89 Euros (Php 79,100) and the 2-DIN unit 1,606.51 Euros (Php 88,300). Yes, it’s expensive, especially for an infotainment system. But, at least you can brag that the new touchscreen infotainment system in your classic Porsche is an original factory option.