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Porsche adds classic designs to updated in-car AV systems for vintage models

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While we’ve taken a great interest in the amount of engineering going into restoring classic vehicles, and even redeveloping classic cars as electric vehicles, Porsche has gone a step further by producing components to update its older product line.

The new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) opens up the digital comms and audio world to what it calls it ‘vintage and young classic cars’.

Porsche-Classic-Communication-Management-CarPlayIt’s an interesting business model – and one we’re likely to see more manufacturers adopt, as the transition away from fossil fuel engines continues, and people begin to hold-on to cars they cherish, or have maybe looked into converting to an EV power plant.

Such designs look better than off-the-shelf stereos, screen-mounted GPS units or a smartphone holstered on the dash.

The aesthetics of the old manual UI has been maintained, with the new system being operated via two rotary knobs and six integrated buttons, as well as a discreet touch-sensitive 3.5-inch display and Porsche logo.

The new PCCM has been designed to fit exactly into the 1-DIN slot, which was standard in sports cars for many decades.

The unit blends into the dashboard of Porsche classic cars thanks to a black surface finish.

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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 (993 model series), it can also fit into earlier front- and mid-engine models.