Is this retro Porsche Design radio better than a Becker?
Slick buttons tick boxes
No matter how charming the character of our classic cars, the convenience of modern creature comforts is undeniable. The same goes for the stereos within; and Porsche Classic’s new head unit boasts Bluetooth and satnav – yet has an appearance fitting the marque’s sports cars from the early 911s right up to the last air-cooled model, the 993. It’s also suited to front- and mid-engined models of the same vintage.
With era-correct styling, buttons and fonts, the retro-fit radio will look at home within any pre-996 Porsche dashboard. A modestly sized LCD screen provides 2D or 3D navigation directions, flanked by six simple buttons and a pair of rotary knobs. The unit also includes both internal and external microphones for Bluetooth phone calls, as well as a variety of options for external music sources. Available now from Porsche Classic Partners or Centres, the new Porsche Classic radio costs €1,184.