The German configurator is now online, and your afternoon's productivity has gone up in smoke.
If you check out the new 911 GT3 on Porsche's North American website, you'll find a note saying the configurator will be online in the spring. However, if you go to the European portal, you can access the official 911 GT3 configurator and spend hours customizing your ideal track weapon up to insane levels with equally insane accompanying prices.
It opens with color choice, with the primary colors being white and then the German flag colors of Black, Guards Red, or Racing Yellow. The additional-cost metallic options include Carrara White, Jet Black, Agate Grey, Dolomite Silver, GT Silver, and Gentian Blue, but it's the 'Special Color' options that ask the dearest of prices at the equivalent of $3,500 apiece. These include Shark Blue, Crayon, Lava Orange, and Python Green.
The standard Porsche 911 GT3 interior is black with contrasting GT Silver, but you can also choose Guards Red or Shark Blue contrast elements. Adaptive sports seats or full bucket seats are an interior option, and you can select the Club Sport Package with or without a half roll cage and fire extinguisher. Unfortunately, though, the Club Sport Package won't be available in the US.
You can also go nuts with colored stitching, seat belts, or even have the air vent slats painted., and interior details can be customized with packages that deck every conceivable surface out in carbon or aluminum. Attractive options elsewhere include a larger fuel tank, ceramic brakes, child seats, and a Bose surround sound system.
If you go into the interior options, you can find the most delightful part of the configurator. You can choose the "Vehicle key painted in exterior color with leather key pouch" option. Click it, and you get a whole new configurator just for the key and its leather pouch. You can change the colors of the key's sides to match 13 of the paint options and then choose from 18 different stitching colors. While customizing the key isn't new for Porsche, having a configurator for the option is.
The levels of customization are ludicrous, and so is the final price. After wasting far too many hours playing around, we managed to spec a 911 GT3 to a price north of $218,000 at current exchange rates. US pricing hasn't yet been confirmed, but we'd expect it to be in the same ballpark as the base price elsewhere, which works out to approximately $170,000 before options.