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Productivity Killer: Build Your Own 2013 Porsche Boxster

Kamil Kaluski March 5, 2012 The News! 22 Comments

First off, like some of the videos posted last week, please treat this as a Hooniverse Gold Extra Freebee and not as a part of our regular stuff. If you had the Hooniverse Gold membership, you’d get this kind of awesomeness all the time. Second, we love online car configurators (that’s all Glucker really does), it’s really the reason why the internet exists, and this is one of the best ones.

Porsche recently introduced, or will soon introduce, the all-new-ish 2013 Boxster and Boxster S. This will be followed by four special edition Boxsters, and one super-special Black Edition 38th Anniversary Spyxster GTS RS. It was said that Boxsters are not real Porsches, and that they’re the hair-dresser’s cars, etc. The truth is that a quick drive in a Boxster will reveal that it is a fantastic sports car, truely worthy of of the Porsche name.

Anyway, you can now configure your own 2013 Boxster and Boxster S on Porsche’s website. This configurator, like the all-new-ish 991’s (try the 991 too!), is “3D” and allows you see all your options on screen (leather-covered air vents FTW), spin your views around, raise and lower the top, change view settings, and a host of other stuff. It’s a fun game and will make your work day go by quicker. Choose your colors wisely (brown!).

[Source: Porsche USA]

  • Syrax

    Porsche's BYO is the best one around. I've lost countless hours building obscenely priced Boxsters and 911s with their endless options.

  • Devin

    If I were absurdly wealthy, which I'm not, I'd build the ugliest Porsche possible and drive it around. Put both wood and carbon fiber in the interior, have the seats, belts, roof and body all in clashing colors, put on a garish decal kit. Just because it's so much fun to do it on their configerator.

    • I need to find the screen shot of my 911 Turbo S Cabrio… light blue, yellow wheels, brown top.

  • With tax, registration, etc., I'm building a Panamera Turbo S that's pushing a quarter mil. Thanks for the time waster, KK (say sarcastically).

    • TDI_FTW

      I'm looking at close to $262,000 for a 911 GT2 RS, I think that's as a expensive as it gets 🙂

  • "Hooniverse Gold Extra Freebee" – nice Kamil 😀

  • schigleymischke

    Related question, why are used Boxsters so cheap?

    • Google "rear main bearing" and "rear main seal" for starters.

      • schigleymischke


  • Careful, Kamil. I remember another auto website that offered a Gold membership, just about the time it jumped the shark.

  • Wild ass guesses:
    1. There are a ton of them out there.
    2. It's all relative. 911s retain an incredible amount of their value.

  • You know, over the weekend I ran into two people who did not know the "jumped the shark" reference. Crazyness!

    • Kogashiwa

      So "jumped the shark" has …

      ahhh, I can't finish it.

  • Can't get the Cayenne Turbo to go over 160,000. Damn it!!!
    Must. Try. Harder.

    • Number_Six

      Switch to the Canadian site and enjoy the premium that we pay over the US market. You'll get that Cayenne past the $200K mark in no time.

  • topdeadcentre

    Wow. That's… excessive.

    What's the percentage of actual custom orders versus people who just wander into the dealership and buy off the lot?

  • tonyola

    I dare anyone to actually order this. On your money, of course…
    <img src="http://i40.tinypic.com/35je0pc.jpg&quot; width=500>

    • Number_Six

      If I owned a successful Christmas Shoppe franchise, I'd have one in a heartbeat.

  • UDman

    Sorry Guys, but I could care less about Porsche. Most of the drivers of relatively new Porsche Models are Pricks, or the "C" word than is close to curt. Porsche is in a close tie with the other German Marks, BMW, and Audi for their asshat owners. Mercedes-Benz owners have a way to go to catch up.

    • hwyengr

      I'm guessing you've never been to Glendale, CA. No make has more frequently threatened my life in crosswalks than M-Bs.

  • tonyola

    Are you one of the Keebler elves?
    <img src="http://basicallybasilmoreau.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/elf.jpg&quot; width="200/">