The 2020 Porsche 911 online configurator is live, which means you can now happily lose about half an hour of your day browsing through options for your new, theoretical Carrera S or Carrera 4S.
The configurator, as all other Porsche configurators are, has more choices than a standard diner menu. I started off by painting my big, beefy German Carrera S Lava Orange ($3,270) because I love bright colors. There’s plenty of time to be mundane when you’re dead.
Wheels! Wheel time. I think wheels are super important, as they take up a lot of visual real estate when you look at a car’s profile. Out of the four available options, I went with the RS Spyder Design ($2,540) set because they look like metallic spiderwebs and remind me of Halloween.
I’m not a heathen and I would like something more than a bucket to sit on in my new 911. So I went with the 14-way Power Sport Seats with Memory Package ($2,330). I don’t need seats with 18-way because neither of these seats is going to help me see over the hood of the car any better. Might as well save that extra grand for something else. I may be fancy, but I am still practical.
On the outside, I left pretty much everything else alone, except I did Delete the Model Designation ($0) because I am a class act and I don’t need people knowing which model 911 I have. Also, I checked the box for a Rear Wiper ($370) because I find this to be a very nice luxury.
Since there isn’t a manual option yet, I was forced to take the 8-Speed PDK ($0). I also chose the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control ($3,170) because I tested that out in the 718 Cayman GTS and it was goddamn amazing. Yes to the Rear Axle Steering ($2,090), the Sport Exhaust System with Tailpipes in Black (like my soul) ($2,950) and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ($8,970). I don’t actually need the brakes, I just wanted the yellow calipers to go with the orange paint. I’m going for a Charizard aesthetic here, you see.
And in a stroke of dissonance, I gave the car both the Porsche Active Suspension Management ($1,020), which lowers it by 10mm and the Front Axle Lift System ($2,770) because I want it lower but I also don’t want it scraping on anything.
I’m not the biggest fan of driver assistance systems, but I do appreciate ParkAssist ($1,430), Lane Keep Assist ($1,220) and Adaptive Cruise Control ($2,000).
Inside, I have the Ionizer ($400) for when the world ends and the air is filled with ash, Seat Ventilation ($840) for sweaty butts and the Seat Belts in Lizard Green ($540) because that’s the color that goes best with orange and yellow.
All told, my Charizard Carrera S came out to $150,260. Can you do better? Visit the configurator here.