When you get behind the wheel of your vintage car, have you ever dreamed of being able to take advantage of some modern technology as you whip up the miles? If so, you are certainly not the only ones, because different companies offer adapters which allow, in particular, to take advantage of Bluetooth technology.
But Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
Well yes, because we looked into the issue at Porsche. So much so that now models as old as those from the ’60s can enjoy a radio that takes on a vintage feel, but offers a touchscreen with the well-known features of Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, as well as ‘a USB port.
In fact, the company, through its Porsche Classic Communications Management (PCCM) division, offers two solutions to consumers.
Auto123 launches Shopicar! All models of the year and all current promotions.
The first is an updated version of a unit introduced a few years ago. It offers a 3.5-inch touchscreen, two buttons and six keys. The new model adds USB connectivity as well as Apple CarPlay, which means Siri can now be used on board. The device has a set of Porsche computer controls and is designed to match the interior styling of the brand’s older models. This main unit works on 911 models from the 60s to the 993 generation, front-engine Porsches including the 928, 924, 944 and 968, as well as the 914.
A second model offered by PCCM replaces the units that were offered with the 996 generation 911 and in the 986 Boxster and Cayman series. The PCCM + has a 7-inch touch screen. The larger unit adds Android Auto to its list of new technologies. According to Porsche Classic, the PCCM + is compatible with the car’s original speakers, amplifier and antenna, as well as with the navigation display in the dashboard.
The price on this side of the Atlantic is not yet known, but in Europe, we are talking about costs ranging between 1,439.89 euros (2180 CAD) and 1,606.51 euros (2433 CAD).