Build Your Dream 911 With the Online Porsche 911 R Configurator

A dead simple way to burn a whole afternoon.

byWill Sabel Courtney| UPDATED Jan 4, 2017 1:02 PM
Build Your Dream 911 With the Online Porsche 911 R Configurator

The Internet has given us many, many fine things: Facebook and Instagram, Grumpy Cat and #PopeBars, and endless supply of pornography and even this here little car website. But you know what's better than all of that combined, possibly the greatest gift the internet has yet given us? The online car configurator.

Think about it. Before the 'Net, we had ways—slower and less efficient of course, but ways nonetheless—to show pictures to one another, to stay in touch with distant friends, and to read scintillating automotive news, reviews, and commentary. But building our dream cars exactly the way we want them, and having the results appear right in front of our eyes...before the Internet, it was impossible.

Case in point: The 2017 Porsche 911 R. With only 991 examples to be made, odds are extremely good you'll never have one. Hell, you might never even see one. But thanks to Porsche's wonderful online configurator you can spec it out exactly the way you would if you had the $200K necessary to park one in your garage. Don't worry, it won't take long—for a Porsche, there are shockingly few options to choose from. But it'll be the best five minutes of your day until you go home and flip on that porn. No—the other kind.