- Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper
- Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors
- Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA
Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper
The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.
Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors
We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.
Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA
The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is lathe machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.
There's a Design for nearly every Porsche Vehicle
We make a specific kit for almost every car Porsche makes. If your car is on the list then you can be sure that we have worked with the local dealerships to test the fit. If you don't see your specific model, let us know and we would be happy to see if we can find a solution for you.
*If your Porsche 911 or 981 Boxter/Cayman has parking sensors, they can be tricky to avoid. We do have a unique solution to this problem. Send us an email and we will explain.
- Porsche 911 (993, 996, 997) (1994-2012)
- Porsche 911 (991) (2012+)
- Porsche Boxster (986) (1997-2004)
- Porsche Boxster (987) (2005-2012)
- Porsche Boxster (981) (2012+)
- Porsche Cayman (987) (2005-2013)
- Porsche Cayman (981) (2014+)
- Porsche Cayenne (955, 957, 958) (2004+)
- Porsche Macan S (2015+)
- Porsche Macan Turbo (2015+)
- Porsche Panamera (970) (2010+)
Product ReviewsWrite Review
Posted by Alice Y. on 19th Mar 2017
First, great communication/correspondence online prior to purchase. Second, product sturdy and solid. Third, instructions simple with diagram to mount on Cayman 981 w/sensors. Fourth, looks great and no sensor issues! Just what I was looking for at reasonable price.
Posted by Wayne Bartley on 23rd Feb 2017
Fit fine, construction fine, glad I ordered.
Great mount, some shortcomings
Posted by k huang on 7th Feb 2017
Be aware that if you have a newer model porsche, it will cover the lower headlight and a bit of the right grill in order to avoid the parking sensor. Sometimes it will still make the parking sensor go off. Looks great though
NO DRILLING LICENSE PLATE 911
Posted by ROBERT Z CHACON on 4th Jan 2017
I got the tip from the porsche dealer on a no drilling into my car option for plate holder. CA requires the plate and most people go with out in state. I do not want to but I do not want to drill. So this option all though a little awkward looking due to not being centered, is a better option all the way around. Get past not being centered you are golden. Also the sensors for the parking feature worked great.
Highest quality solution for front plate mount
Posted by andy bizub on 20th Jun 2016
The Platypus is the only plate mount we recommend to our clients. Top quality, and Cravenspeed is super easy to work with on fitment, ordering, and installation issues. I put it on all my personal vehicles as well.
Very well made
Posted by Chris Coulter on 11th May 2016
I cannot ask for a better design or construction. As much as I hate a front license plate tag this makes the situation better. Thanks!
Excellent Design & Construction
Posted by Unknown on 9th May 2016
Really satisfied with the quality of the product and the service of CravenSpeed. Thanks. Very much appreciated. Look forward to the next time I can use your firm.
excellent plate holder for porsche
Posted by tim gatens on 2nd May 2016
fits perfectly and stays tight. easy, easy instalation. not the cheapest, but well worth it.
Platypus on a GT4
Posted by Jason A Kay on 24th Apr 2016
Looking up the instructions online was slightly annoying when all I needed were torque specs.
The tow-lug was slightly oversized, so it needed about 10lb-ft of torque to get it threading in...
Also did some engineering work to size it properly for a GT4 - which fits better than most tow-hook mounts I've seen.
not very happy
Posted by nick rees on 15th Mar 2016
The package did not include all of the parts. There is no way to call Craven Speed. Had to online chat with someone. Have been promised the missing part. The package includes a little note saying the package had been inspected???? Not very happy.
CS Response: Sorry about the inconvenience, Nick. We hate to make mistakes, but they can happen. The stud for your kit is on its way immediately. The no phone policy is new, but it sounds like we were able to resolve your problem right away by chat or email. Thank you for your feedback.
Good but not as described.
Posted by Mike C on 21st Feb 2016
I received a Craven Platypus for my new Porsche 981 boxster. I bought it because the pictures showed it had a connecting bolt in the CENTER of the plate. Others droop if attached on the side.
I received the plate with a left side attach. Since the tow hook bolt is reverse thread i installed the plate facing to the left with the plate bolt on the right. Gravity will tighten the tow hook bolt keeping it from drooping- I think. It was not clear from the instructions to do this- they need to be better. I hope it works.
Great product! Highlyrecommend
Posted by Vache on 19th Jan 2016
I usually never write reviews for anything but I feel like I have to for this product. It was extremely easy to set up and looks great. I didnt have to drill any holes and I can easily take the plates on and off.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Oct 2015
I put this on a 2016 991 GTS and thought all was well. The sensor was behind an opening in the frame and when I backed out of the garage, the sensor stopped alarming.
A few days later, driving around town, the sensor started to alarm for cars, trees, light poles. Kellen offered me the options of returning for credit or installing a patch to blind the sensor. I really like the look, so I went for the blinder. It works perfectly. It prevents the detection of obstacles in the right front of the car, but I ordered the sensor package to compensate for the poor rear visibility. I don't mind trading the right front sensor for a more attractive profile.
Posted by Rudy Gil on 2nd Oct 2015
It was easy to install and it looks fab. It makes the Porsche look faster.
Easy as pie
Posted by Lewkosama on 1st Oct 2015
Very sturdily constructed and a breeze to install. Was a little uncertain whether I would like off center look but am very satisfied. Haven't had it long enough to give it five stars.
license mount for 991 with sensors
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Sep 2015
Solidly built and quickly installed. The mount plate has an offset attachment which puts the sensor behind open space in the frame. Installing the license plate makes the right sensor much much more sensitive than the left sensor, but I was grateful that it didn't alarm constantly.
The directions were for 991s without sensors. It was pretty easy to figure out that the mount plate has to go lower not higher, but it was by chance that I attached the extension on the car side rather than the plate side of the mount plate. The bolt head for attaching the extension to the tow hook stud almost touches the frame, so you have to use an adjustable rather than a socket, no big deal. And I'm a big fan of lock nuts rather than relying on torque, but again, no big deal.
I'm pleased with the look and I'm glad I didn't drill holes in the bumper.
Full Plate Coverage
Posted by Unknown on 21st Sep 2015
I bought this because of how it differs from others in the market. Covers full plate so no chance the edges will bend, the center bolt is located in such a way that it provides some give if bumped and the mounting bolt is long enough to keep the screws from hitting the bumper. easily removed for shows.
High quality product
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jul 2015
Excellent drill less holder for my Porsche; prompt service.
I would recommend to others.
Excellent Customer Service
Posted by Nancy Bernstein on 13th Jul 2015
I have a 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo. I purchase a license plate mount but it affected my parking sensors. Kellen and Jeremy worked tirelessly to fix my problem It took three different fixes, but we finally found one that works. They are great!
Great- except for the parking sensor screech!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jun 2015
Good materials, quality feel. Not as slick as the billet mower-axle mount I have on my Cayman, but fits the trim of the Macan S well. Only issue, which makes it unusable is the parking sensor interference.
parking sensor problem
Posted by nancy Bernstein on 26th May 2015
I installed the license plate mount and now my parking sensor is activated every time I press the brake. How can I fix this problem.?
We'll get in touch with you, fitment on the Porsche Macan with parking sensors is confirmed. We'll get to the bottom of the issue you are having.
Posted by ryan on 19th Apr 2015
i bought this last month, the product is great, but the parking sensor is the problem i have. how to fix the parking sensor?
i have macan s 2015...
sleek and clean
Posted by John on 10th Apr 2015
Great product. My Porsche Macan S looks sleek and clean. Has a nice modern appearance. Only took about 5 mins to install and was simple. Well design and built nicely compared to others. Delivered quickly to me. Well worth the money spent. A must have for any car lover.
Posted by Jerry on 18th Mar 2015
I've ordered the plate holder and was happy with the result. Great friendly customer service representative. They took care of my needs with no hassle. I will let my buddies know about this product.
Installed just as shown on my Turbo S
Posted by Prince Harry on 23rd Jan 2015
The front license mount was installed with all the included hardware exactly as demonstrated in the video. Fits perfectly. Really nice to get a product exactly as advertised.
IT FITS EXCELLENT AND SHIP FASTER THAN I THO
Posted by ANDY on 17th Dec 2014
I HAD A 2015 PORSCHE MACAN S .AND I BOUGHT ONE FROM OTHER PLACE WHICH NEVER FIT FOR MY CAR AND I GOT A CHANCE TO FIND THIS WEBSITE AND CALL THE REPRESENTIVE AND ASK INFO ABOUT IF THAT GONNA FIT.AND THEY GAVE A GOOD INFO AND ASK I GOT IT TODAY,IM HAPPY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT AND THE COMPANY.THANKS
Not suitable for the autobahn -or- the car wash
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jul 2014
I bought the "European" version to put on my Porsche for driving in Germany. The unit that I received, while well made, was not well engineered in that only two of the four mounting bolts that hold the plate frame to the back plate are viable, the other two bolts go through punch-out washers that are not designed for such a load. In addition, the rear mounting plate does not extend the full-width of the provided euro plate so a car wash is out of the question, it would be ripped off. The US version was improved to compensate for these short comings, they should apply those improvements to the euro version.