On the race track or on the road: Porsche Connect expands the existing vehicle functions of the 718 Spyder with smart services and apps. All designed to make the connection between driver and car even closer. To improve Porsche fascination. And to overcome the challenges of everyday life, fast and simply.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control center for audio and communication. The latest generation features a high-resolution 7˝ touchscreen display which can be used to control many of the vehicle functions. On the move, you can enjoy your favourite music via the CD/DVD drive, SD cards, internal 10GB hard drive (jukebox), the AUX input or the USB connection, for your iPhone®, for example. Or you can simply listen to the radio. Your 718 also enables you to use countless Car Connect Services via smartphone, such as vehicle positioning. The optional smartphone compartment in the center console transfers your mobile phone signal to the external aerial of the car – conserving phone charge and providing optimum reception.
Navigation including Porsche Connect
Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information, the optional navigation module including Porsche Connect gets you to your destination quicker, and offers you numerous Porsche Connect services. You can use all the online functions with the help of the integrated LTE communication module with SIM card reader. In some countries, an integrated LTEcompatible SIM card with data allowance is also included, with which you can use Porsche Connect services such as navigation and infotainment services.*
In addition to its range of smart services, Porsche Connect also offers three smartphone apps. The Porsche Connect app allows you to send destinations to your Porsche before you start your journey. As soon as your smartphone has connected to PCM, you will be able to display these in the vehicle and start route guidance directly. Even your smartphone calendar can be viewed directly on PCM and stored addresses used for navigation. What’s more, the Porsche Connect app gives you access to millions of music tracks thanks to its built-in music streaming function.
The Porsche Car Connect app lets you use your smartphone or Apple Watch® to retrieve vehicle data and remotely control selected vehicle functions. Another feature is the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) including theft detection.
The Porsche Track Precision app** with a fully optimized interface that is even easier and more intuitive to use enables your detailed driving stats to be displayed, logged and analyzed on your smartphone. On the race track, the app visualizes dynamic performance and, in addition to sector and lap times, also shows how the current lap compares with a defined reference lap. Recorded stats, circuit and driver profiles can be managed and shared directly from your smartphone.
Visit www.porsche.com/connect to discover more about the available apps and services. The range of Porsche Connect services is regularly expanded.
The optionally available Apple® CarPlay function enables you to connect your iPhone® to your Porsche and have certain apps shown directly on the central display screen of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). With the Siri® voice recognition interface, you can conveniently use your apps on the move while keeping your full concentration on the road.
Every Porsche can be configured to your preferences. Porsche Connect is the same. Using My Porsche, you can retrieve relevant vehicle data and personalize your Porsche Connect services to suit your interests. By adding destinations for your navigation system, for instance, or selecting your favorite sources for the news articles that you want to have read aloud in the car. My Porsche also lets you create additional users – such as family members or friends.
Porsche Connect Store
Would you like to extend your initial free subscription period? Or purchase additional Porsche Connect services? Visit the Porsche Connect Store at www.porsche.com/connect-store and discover more about what Porsche Connect has to offer.
Sound Package Plus
The Sound Package Plus ensures an excellent sound. The acoustic pattern in the vehicle interior is perfectly adapted to the driver and passengers by the amplifiers integrated into PCM.
BOSE® Surround Sound System
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound system has been specially developed for the 718 models and is optimally tuned to the specific interior acoustics of these particular vehicles. The audio system features 10 loudspeakers and amplifier channels including a patented, 100-watt active subwoofer integral to the vehicle bodyshell. This fully active system set-up enables each individual loudspeaker to be optimally adapted to the vehicle interior. The total output: 505 watts. Should you ever want to drown out the resonant sound of the engine. For whatever reason.
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System
For even greater listening pleasure: the optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System. With a total output of 821 watts and 12 individually controlled loudspeakers, including a 300-watt active subwoofer with class D digital amplifier integrated into the body, it provides a unique sound experience – even with an open roof. Sophisticated high-end audio components, e.g. special ribbon tweeters (air motion transformers, AMT), and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 1,340cm² enable precision playback even at very high sound levels. A wide selection of preset equalizers ensures a first-class audio experience, while a sound conditioner based on microphone technology adapts the sound sensitively and in real time to the driving situation.