In response to Porsche purists who want to retain the stock appearance of their vintage dashboards, Porsche Classic has released a new option for built-in device compatibility in older Porsches.
Announced in a Feb. 23 press release from the marque, the new navigation radio combines bluetooth compatibility with internal and external microphones, low interference radio reception and precise navigation.
The new system’s interface will blend in with Porsche dashboards from the first 911 though the 993 series of the mid 1990s. In addition to the period-appropriate Porsche lettering and control knobs, the classic radio features a 3.5 inch touch screen display for navigation and ease of use. Additionally, the new unit fits into the existing DIN-1 slot snugly, making the upgrade a seamless transition from the existing dash.
This new option from Porsche’s Classic division looks like something out of a Bond film. While its internal functions may not feature a missile setting, users can expect accurate GPS directions due to Porsche’s extensive testing of the unit.
Available immediately in Germany at a cost of €1,184, or approximately $1,344 USD, the navigation radio is not yet available in the U.S. due to the product’s final testing stages. According to Porsche Classic, availability and pricing will be determined upon the completion of testing.
In the meantime, while we wait for an American release of this navigation system, find yourself a Porsche to fit it into by hitting the button below.