Porsche Is Providing Infotainment With Carplay and Bluetooth for Its Early 2000S Models

Porsche has always prioritized its users’ experience to make it more seamless and fun. The luxury car brand changed the entire vintage cars game when, in 2020, it released touchscreen infotainment options for old 911s, allowing owners of air-cooled vintages access to digital maps and music. The factory-approved retrofit units are available in two sizes: a 3.5-inch Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) configuration or a larger 7.0-inch Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (PCCM Plus) configuration. PCCM comes with a tiny screen that owners may need to squint to read words from farther away than a Planck unit, However, the PCCM Plus enables owners to move their heads back a few micrometers.

The New Advancements to Infotainment

With the advancements in technology, Porsche has also upgraded its infotainment over the last few years. The first-generation Cayenne, the 987 Boxster and Cayman, the 997 911 (2005-2008), and Porsche Classic are all getting touchscreen functionality (2003–2008). This provides the users with Bluetooth, USB connection, Android Auto functionality, plus AppleCarPlay, and SiriusXM radio, and it comes with a 7.0 inch double DIN size screen. You can even add personal settings in your Porsche, such as climate controls, car locks, lights, and windshield wipers.

The Price

Like the ones previously revealed, the new PCCM Plus units are made to seamlessly integrate into the dashboard. In an effort to provide owners with a contemporary experience without detracting from the generational feel of the automobile, the look and feel are based on features like climate control that are already installed in the vehicle. Porsche dealerships are able to take orders for both PCCM and PCCM Plus units. You can grab your PCCM Plus device at a suggested retail price of roughly $1475.

Lamborghini Files for Trademarks on Two Huracán Model Names

Lamborghini does not seem to be finished with its V-10 supercar range Huracán. Hinting at new upcoming variations of the series, Lamborghini recently filed for trademarks on two names of “Huracán Tecnica”, and “Huracán Sterrato.” The luxury automobile company has recently used these two names before. The applications were filed on October 28, in Europe.

The Tradition of Trademark

In the world of automobiles, companies often trademark their names or renew trademarks on past names, not to use them in near future, but to block other opponent companies from using them. But, the scenario seems different in this case. Apart from the standard practice, Lamborghini possibly is set to unveil some runout specials, prior to the end of Huracán’s lifecycle.

Huracán Sterrato

Adding a few off-road flairs to the Huracán range, the name Huracán Sterrato was last used on a concept car in 2019. The concept car included the additional features of a raised ride height, underbody protection, and chunky tires. Sterrato means ‘dirt’ in Italian. The concept’s unveiling sparked the speculations of the company thinking over a production version.

Huracán Tecnica

The name Tecnica was actually used on the Lamborghini Gallardo, the predecessor of the Huracán. Back in 2012, a special edition named the Gallardo Edizione Tecnica was unveiled. Based on the Gallardo LP570-4, the car added carbon-ceramic brakes, a fixed rear wing, along some contrasting bodywork. The features were used to keep the series fresh, as it approached replacement.

Probable Features

Though there’s not a lot of information about the Huracán successors, it will likely keep up with Lamborghini’s emission-reduction plan with some degree of hybridization. The successor of the Aventador range is already confirmed by the company, which will be the third only new V-12 in Lamborghini’s history, featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain built around a V-12 engine. All these futuristic modifications have, no doubt, fuelled the high speculation of new Huracán models.