Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:27PM - By Chris Weiss
There’s about a week and a half until Christmas. Depending upon the specifics of your job, that might mean a manic year-end rush or it might mean trying to kill some time before your holiday vacation. If you’re in the former category, we can’t help you much, but if you’re in the latter, here’s a new toy: a brand new Bugatti Veyron configurator.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:39PM - By Chris Weiss
After debuting the final production-ready Karma at the Paris Motor Show, Fisker took one more step toward production, opening its website up to Karma configuration. The virtual Karma chameleon can change between eight exterior colors, three trim levels and seven interiors. Unfortunately, five of those exterior colors are grey, darker grey, charcoal, bluish-grey and silver. Oh, also–white. Red and blue are really your only two colorful choices.
Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:00AM - By Chris Weiss
Wow, we’ve been having all kinds of 911 GT2 RS fun this week. First an announcement. Then pictures and video. And now a configurator so that we can all design our own.
You can choose various colors to sex the Porsche beyond the plain-Jane silver Porsche has been showing it in, and you can add some options to complement the carbon hood. You can also get down to work with that beautiful Alcantara/leather interior, choosing seats and colors. To use, jump to Porsche’s international website, drop down to 911, select the GT2 RS and then hit “Build your own.”
If you still can’t get enough, Porsche also launched a GT2 RS mini-site where you’ll find more pictures, video, info and a ‘colourator’. [via egmCarTech]
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 3:27PM - By Chris Weiss
As if you didn’t have enough to do with your iPhone, Rolls Royce has given you one more reason to space out in the middle of a meeting while playing on your smartphone. Our two favorite successive R’s in the English language have provided iPhone and iPod Touch users their very own Ghost configurator.
Available for free at iTunes, Rolls Royce’s first smartphone app lets users choose from 12 exterior colors, eight leather tones, five types of veneer and some other options.
Don’t have an iPhone or Touch? You can access the regular Ghost configurator on your standard Web browser. [via Carscoop]
Monday, May 3, 2010 12:30PM - By Chris Weiss
Remember that old BMW commercial where people would stare longingly at their BMWs from their office windows? Well, if you don’t have a BMW to stare at, and are still a little hungover from weekend festivities, why not stare longingly at the BMW that you helped to create?
BMW recently launched its 5-Series configurator and you can experiment with different paints, various wood trims and leather colors, and a cabin-full of other options on the 2011 535i and 550i sedans.
If you plan to put down actual coin on a newly personalized 5-Series, it will run you $50,475 base for the 535i and $60,575 for the 550i. Find the 5-Series and all BMW’s configurators here. [via egmCarTech]
Friday, April 9, 2010 1:53PM - By Chris Weiss
Friday afternoons and car configurators go together like Friday evenings and happy hour, so it’s nice to see another configurator available on this fine Friday of April 9. Last Friday, we saw the McLaren configurator and this Friday we have the newly-unsheathed 599 GTO configurator.
Friday, April 2, 2010 1:30PM - By Chris Weiss
What goes together better than a Friday afternoon and an all-new McLaren configurator? Perhaps a Friday afternoon, McLaren configurator and a robust lager, but you probably don’t want to push your luck with the last option. Instead, right click on the MP4-12C configurator below, open a new window so you still look like you’re working and spend time designing your very own McLaren MP4-12C with choice of 17 high-grade paints (and eight additional Special finishes), five interior leather trims, performance upgrades and other options.
After painstakingly designing the MP4-12C that you’ll never drive, you might just have to call it an early weekend because working hard to avoid hard work deserves a reward. Grab that lager on your way home to pat yourself on the back. [via McLaren]
Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:30PM - By Chris Weiss
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta may not be quite as over-the-top incredi-awesome as the Koenigsegg Agera, but it’s a juicy little ride that looks pretty damn good in picture and video. And tinkering around with a hot car beats 90 percent of the other crap that you use the Internet for.
Alfa launched the Giulietta configurator today and potential buyers (or anyone who just likes it) can fiddle around with different engine options, colors, interiors and all the other little factors that make a Giulietta great. We really like the “Nero Etna” pictured above. We’ll take one in Quadrifoglio Verde trim please.
What’s your favorite Giulietta? Go find out now. [via Carscoop]
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 1:59PM - By Chris Weiss
It’s a dull Tuesday in March and most of the long week is still laid out in front of us. Why not break the monotony for a few minutes (or hours) and take advantage of Koenigsegg’s recently launched Agera configurator? What better way to waste a little company dollar than fiddling around with different colors and options for the latest 910-hp supercar? You can choose the exterior color, rear wing style, wheels and interior trim.