Porsche Classic has introduced a new radio/sat-nav head-unit which is suitable for use in older Porsches. This is much less retro in appearance than the previous Porsche Classic unit which means it looks more at home in later Porsches such as the 964, 968 and 993, although it would also look ok in older cars. The new unit sits more flush with the dash, whereas the previous one stuck out a good 10mm.
Compared to the gaudy LED-endowed head-units that most suppliers offer today, this will look so much better in an older Porsche, and I can see it proving popular.
The new Porsche Classic head unit features Bluetooth phone connectivity, touch-screen sat-nav, iPod input plus a FM radio (sadly, no DAB). Here’s a full specification:
Design tailored to the interior of classic Porsche vehicles
Choose from two knob designs for vintage cars or recent classics
Fits perfectly into the dashboard
Extensive testing of user-friendliness carried out at the Technical University in Munich
Operation via touchscreen, knobs and buttons
Optimised high-resolution 3.5-inch display
Latest navigation technology including Porsche-specific points of interest
Route guidance in 2D, 3D and as a basic arrow display
Map material on micro SD card (8 GB)
Additional micro SD card (4 GB) included
Regular updates of SD map material available
Integrated TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Interface for iPhone, iPod, USB and AUX
Telephone function including transfer of the phonebook via Bluetooth (max. four phones, each with 1,250 contacts)
Output 4 x 45 watts
Integration of factory-fitted sound systems
External music sources and phonebook can be controlled from the display
Internal and external microphone
Ask your local Porsche Centre for more information.