The 2015 Lexus RC has been on my wish list ever since the sports coupe made its debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. But like most people in my tax bracket, my dream of owning the RC continues to be just that: a dream.

Fortunately, the online configurator for the Lexus RC has officially gone live. If I can’t buy an actual RC, at least I can live vicariously through the one I create on the configurator.

Since budget isn’t an issue with online configurators, I opted to get the RC 350 AWD, even though it’s $2,235 more than the RWD trim. My imaginary self would’ve appreciated that more.

Jumping into the exterior, I decided not to go with any of the flashy body colors Lexus was offering. So off the bat, the Molten Pearl, Ultrasonic Blue Mica, and Infrared colors were crossed off. I wanted my RC to retain a classy look that complemented its sporty appearance so I chose the Atomic Silver finish.

Once that was settled, I chose the Playa Linear Dark Mocha Wood Trim for my interior. It still reverberated that elegant look, but the striking shade of the leather creates a playful balance that I want my RC to have.

I was also given a choice on what package I wanted my RC to have. Since I’m a stickler for convenience, I opted for the Navigation Package, which I think is best suited for me. It may not have the F Sport package, but given a choice between dressing up my RC or equipping it with state-of-the-art navigation and safety technology, I opted for the latter.

Once everything was settled, the total cost of my Lexus RC hit $54,259. Not bad, right?

If you guys have some time to spare, try to build your own Lexus RC. Just head over to Lexus.com/configurator and you can get started immediately.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lexus RC.

Kirby’s Chosen Build

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Exterior Colors

I chose the Atomic Silver as a matter of preference, but I do understand why others might opt for different colors. For the RC, Lexus is offering a total of nine color options, giving users and potential buyers a myriad of options to choose from.

Of the nine, the Infrared, Molten Lava, and Ultrasonic Blue Mica are the three flashiest shades. The other six are either derivatives of white, black, or grey, including Starfire Pearl, Nebula Grey Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Obsidian, Ultra White, and Atomic Silver.

If I was forced to pick another color for my RC, I would’ve chosen Ultra White. It’s clean and elegant to look at. Plus, any interior option would’ve complemented the white nicely.

Starfire Pearl

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Infrared

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Nebula Gray Pearl

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Silver Lining Metallic

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Atomic Silver

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Obsidian

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Ultra White

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Molten Pearl

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Ultrasonic Blue Mica

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Interior Colors

Choosing the interior is a little more complicated because the configurator doesn’t allow certain exterior/interior combinations. You’re going to need to navigate your way through eight different interior options, evenly split into two categories: wood trim or performance trim.

The wood trim category includes choices like Stratus Gray Linear Espresso, Black Linear Espresso, Flaxen Linear Dark Mocha, and (my choice) Playa Linear Dark Mocha.

Meanwhile, the the performance trims include Stratus Gray Silver, Black Silver, Rioja Red NuLuxe Silver, and Playa Silver.

Stratus Gray Silver Performance Trim

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Black Silver Performance Trim

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Rioja Red NuLuxe Silver Performance Trim

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Playa Silver Performance Trim

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Source: Lexus

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