29 April 2009

Configure this

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Porsche Panamera

We like a good online car configurator here at Top Gear: speccing up cars we could never hope to own, seeing how much we can hike the price by ticking our favourite option boxes (carbon ceramic brakes are always a pleasurably expensive addition).

Happily, Porsche has just released a shiny new configurator for its four-door Panamera, so we’ve been getting busy on that today. In just a few happy clicks, not only have we wracked up just shy of £120k, but we’ve also chosen a horrid paint option. Get us.

We then moved onto VW’s site to have a shot at the new Golf GTI, and were slightly shocked to find that we’d accidentally built one for just over £30k.

That’s a lot of dough to drop on a Golf, especially considering what second hand bargains you can pick up at the moment.

But finally, as is always the way with this game, real world considerations went swiftly out the window. Hence this black-with-gold-wheels Ferrari 430 Scuderia. We can’t help ourselves.

Let us know what deeply geeky car builds you get up to.

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