Porsche Classic is responsible for spare parts supply and factory restorations of all the brand’s road-approved classic cars. As part of that role, it has developed a system which brings the digital world to older models.
The new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) is designed to replace original built-in units with 1-DIN or 2-DIN dimensions. They can exactly replace the old systems with new infotainment systems that offer a high-resolution touchscreen and modern functions such as DAB+ and Apple CarPlay as well onboard navigation.
PCCM is a further development of the previous radio navigation system for classic Porsche sportscars. It is operated via two rotary knobs, six integrated buttons and a touch-sensitive 3.5-inch display.
Like the predecessor model, it includes a navigation function with ‘Points of Interest’ search in an enhanced version. Route guidance optionally takes place as a simple arrow representation in a 2D or 3D view. The corresponding map material is provided on a separate SD card.
State-of-the-art digital technology
The PCCM can receive digital radio stations with DAB+. A further highlight for this device class is integration of Apple CarPlay providing a modern connectivity option that puts apps on the dashboard. Media playback is also possible via an SD card, USB, AUX and Bluetooth.
The PCCM blends harmoniously into the dashboard of classic models with its black surface finish and the shape of the knobs. It features the Porsche logo and is suitable for the sports car generations between the first 911 models of the 1960s and the last 911 with air-cooling from the start of the 1990s (the 993 model series).
911 models of the 996 generation and Boxster models of the 986 generation which were built in the 1990s could already be optionally equipped with a Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system in 2-DIN format. For these cars, Porsche Classic has developed the Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (PCCM Plus) system which features a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen with optimised display.
The haptic and visual design of the PCCM Plus is based on the adjacent components such as air vents or pushbutton switches. The PCCM Plus can thus be integrated seamlessly into the ambience of the sportscars. The peripheral components already installed in the vehicle such as amplifier, loudspeakers or antenna can still be used. The navigation displays in the instrument cluster are also still supported.
Prices for the PCCM start from 1,439 euros (about RM6820) with the price of the PCCM Plus starting from 1,606 euros (RM7,615).