Porsche announced Thursday it will begin offeringmodern head units equipped with modern tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for a larger range of cars, including the 997-generation 911, the 987-generation Cayman and Boxster, and early Cayennes.
Called Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM), each head unit is designed to look like the original, but comes packed with 2023-era technology like a fast-responding seven-inch touchscreen, modern navigation, a trip computer, SiriusXM compatibility, and most importantly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Porsche began offering modern head units for its cars in 2015. At its start, the system only supported classic air-cooled 911s. In 2020 the company released a bigger "Plus" version with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that could fit into the dashboards of 996-generation 911s and 986-generation Boxsters. Now, thanks to massive demand from owners, there are versions for the 997, 987, and the Cayenne.
“There is huge demand for contemporary networking of our timeless classics," Porsche Classic director Ulrike Lutz said in a statement. "And soon after the successful launch of the infotainment systems for retrofitting, we received corresponding queries from owners of early 911 generation 997. This is why we’re now significantly extending our range of Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus devices for retrofitting.”
It's important to note these new PCCM Plus units will only work in 911s, Boxsters, and Caymans built from 2005 to 2008, and Cayennes built from 2003 to 2008. The company has yet to release compatible systems for cars built later.
The new PCCM Plus systems are priced at $1475.99, and can be purchased at any Porsche dealership. Porsche also recommends getting it fitted at an authorized dealership or a "Porsche Classic Partner" establishment.
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