Why let the aftermarket scene cash in on restomods when you can make a fortune for yourself? That’s what Zuffenhausen had in mind when he decided to launch a modern infotainment system for older models a few years ago, complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you happen to own a car from the 2000s that is in dire need of a technological makeover, the new Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus is just what you need for modern amenities.
PCCM Plus is compatible with the sixth generation 911 (the 997 sold during the 2005 to 2008 model years), Boxster and Cayman generation 987 (2005 to 2008), and first generation Cayenne (2003-2008). For the first time, Porsche is also designing bespoke devices for different regions. The new system replaces the original hardware and fits like a glove, without requiring any modifications.
This Porsche-branded infotainment is designed in such a way as to blend in with the design of the buttons mounted on the center console to make it look like it came straight from the factory. It integrates seamlessly into the environment and works with real speakers, amplifiers and antennas. Also, the navigation screen will still work on the instrument cluster.
PCCM Plus has a seven-inch diagonal with DAB+ for digital radio stations in Europe while the North American version supports SiriusXM satellite radio. There are 2D and 3D maps with points of interest available, and Porsche even intends to roll out a map update in the future. There’s also a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, and a trip computer that displays relevant driving data.
Depending on the vehicle’s equipment level, owners can save personal car settings, but only for the Boxster, Cayman, and 911. There are memory functions for climate control, lights, windshield wipers, and lockout.
In Germany, PCCM Plus will set you back €1,520.37 and you will have to pay extra for navigation maps.