Porsche Launches CarPlay Radios for Classic Porsches

Porsche has recently launched new CarPlay-equipped audio systems compatible with classic Porsche vehicles dating as far back as the 1960s (via TechCrunch).
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Currently available only in Europe, the systems are available in a 1-DIN size for the 911 and other Porsches with the narrow-format radio standard and a 2-DIN size for the more recent 986 and 996 models supporting larger radio sizes. Pricing comes in at around 1350 euros for the 1-DIN model and 1520 euros for the 2-DIN model.


The audio systems are designed with a Porsche look to match their compatible vehicles, although any touchscreen will obviously look somewhat out of place in a vintage vehicle. In addition to CarPlay, other modern features like onboard navigation and DAB+ digital audio are also supported.

Update: It looks like at least the 1-DIN model will also be coming to the United States and it will be SiriusXM-ready.

Related Roundup: CarPlay
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Top Rated Comments

dlewis23 Avatar
55 months ago

Very interesting target group. To me this is not appealing, very dumb imho!
As an owner of a Porsche 996 this is great. Allows you to keep your car with a "factory" Porsche look with out having to put some janky head unit in that was never designed for the car and doesn't fit very well.

Other manufacturers should really do this but most are not interested in keeping their older cars on the road as Porsche is.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acorntoy Avatar
55 months ago
Awesome. A car is like a good friend, being able to keep it with you and adapt throughout the years is something special.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mdracer Avatar
55 months ago
This is such a great example to set. We know this will charge a premium but to see a company consistently thinking and supporting its late generational cars is inspirational.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DblHelix Avatar
55 months ago
As someone who is a huge porsche fan and who does not want to cut up a dash on a classic 911 who is also an audio lover and apple fan boy I applaud this. Have always wanted a late 60s or early 70s 911 or an early 90s 911 I would do this in a heartbeat.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobob Avatar
55 months ago
€1350!

That has to be the cheapest Porsche accessory out there.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pauloregan Avatar
55 months ago
If I had a classic Porsche I would buy it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)