We have the three best car configurators for you to enjoy during your next lunch break…or during your next boring Zoom meeting.
Car configurators are one of the best things to come out of the shift to digital car buying. They are web-based design studios where the prospective purchaser decides all their preferences, from paint to wheels, upholstery to dog carrier, all from the comfort of your home. Type “car configurator” into your search bar and the entire page will be taken up by each manufacturer’s offering.
For a select few of us (this writer not included), these serve as the first step of buying one’s dream car; the final design being passed on to a local dealership to be ordered. For the rest of us, configurators serve a completely different purpose; they are internet mini-games for grown-ups. Hours are spent discovering the best, and worst, combinations on some of the world’s most extravagant vehicles, without any intention of buying. Maybe out of pity, automobile manufacturers have contributed significant effort to make their configurators robust, visually appealing, and easy to use (ok, so it could be an effort to convince the designer to buy. After all, I spent all this time designing my dream Rolls Royce, I may as well buy it….right?).
In an effort to support the struggling auto industry, we’ve listed three wonderful car configurators for you to enjoy. Each is easy to use, has a plethora of options to choose from, and will leave you wondering what exactly you need to add lambswool floor mats for a couple extra thousand dollars without batting an eye.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
No this is not just because we have one. This is a lot of fun, easy to use, and will start making you wonder why you haven’t yet bought one of the best new cars of 2020. We didn’t custom build our first GT500 (the red one with black stripes) but we find it hard to put together a better combo. If you really want to you, you can also go back and design your own 350 instead.
Configure Your GT500 Here >>
We started with the Cullinan and before we knew it the day had ended (literally). A few highlights include three options for the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy that rides the hood, color-matched wheels with, wait for it, option pinstriping, seat options (what IS the difference between Immersive Seating with Center Console and Sanctuary Seats?), clock face options, a rear viewing seat, and more.
Fun game on this one to play is how high can you get the cost?
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
This one has icons that make it easy for anyone to use (might we suggest putting your bored kids onto it and calling it art class?) while you design one of the most incredible cars on the market today. Dozens of colors, a variety of wheels, and several brake caliper color options will keep you occupied for hours. The only downside to this one is the quality of the rendered car, though we quickly got used to it.
Bonus – the Honda E.
Ok, so there aren’t a ton of options, but this fantastic looking little city car NEEDS to come to the U.S. Maybe if enough of us try the configurator, they’ll take a hint. I mean, cameras for mirrors, one pedal (yup, one), a quirky fun interior, and sleek profile.
Configure Your Honda E Here >>
So there you go. Enjoy spending the next three days of your life configuring your dream Rolls, Aventador, Mustang, or Honda E. You can thank us later….because we’ll be too busy dreaming up our own combinations to say you’re welcome!