It’s been only a couple of days since Porsche unleashed the mighty 911 GT3 RS at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and the 500-horsepower sports car is already at our disposal through the company’s online configurator. So whether you have at least $175,900 to spare or you’re just curious about the options this track beast can be equipped with, now it’s a great time to start building your very own GT3 RS.

As a reminder, the GT3 RS returns to the market for 2016 after a four-year hiatus, with a naturally aspirated, 500-horsepower, 339-pound-feet, 4.0-liter, flat-six powerplant at the rear. The engine is identical to the one Porsche planted in the GT3 RS 4.0 back in 2011, but due to revised chassis and body components, as well as a quick-shifting PDK transmission, the new GT3 RS is 0.6 second quicker from 0 to 60 mph, a benchmark it now achieves in 3.3 ticks.

Visually, the new sports car represents a significant departure from the previous model, as Porsche decided to craft the aerodynamic body around a 911 Turbo shell. As a result, the 2016 GT3 RS is the first of its kind to sport Turbo intakes on the rear fenders. The louvered front fenders are yet another novelty for the RS, as is the magnesium roof, which lowers the center of gravity. But enough with the talk, let’s see what options the GT3 RS has in stock for 2016.

Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Exterior Color

The GT3 RS comes in only four exterior colors, two of which are cost options, and that might be a problem unless you’re a big fan of white and silver Porsches. Sure, the GT Silver Metallic the Germans offer as standard is a bit more exciting than the usual silver hue you get on a Camry, but I was hoping the GT3 RS would come in more than just two standard colors. Things get a lot more enticing if you’re willing to spend $3,140 on either of the two optional wraps. Be it Lava Orange or Ultraviolet, the three grand will turn the 911 into the most attention-grabbing rig since the Plum Crazy and Hemi Orange Mopars of the early 1970s.

Which reminds me, how come there are no GT3 stripes? What gives, Porsche?

White

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator Goes Live High Resolution Exterior
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GT Silver Metallic

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Lava Orange - $3,140

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Ultraviolet - $3,140

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Wheels

While you can’t select anything else but the 20-inch GT3 RS wheels, Porsche does offer you the opportunity to choose between three colors. The standard rollers are finished in a dull shade of gray, but if you’re willing to spend up to $685, Porsche will be more than happy to provide you with either silver or satin black rims.

Wheels Painted in Silver - $325

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Wheels Painted in Satin Black - $685

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Interior Colors

You can have the GT3 RS’ interior in any color, as long as it’s black. Yeah, I know this Model T joke is getting old, but every upholstery selection comes with a mostly black cabin. It’s either completely black or black with GT Silver or Lava Orange accents on the seats and door panels. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Porsche hired Darth Vader to design the interior. The standard interior will get you Alcantara inserts, but a full-leather interior will require another $3,480.

Standard Interior with Alcantara / Seats Alcantara

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Standard Interior in Black/Lava Orange

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator Goes Live Interior
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Leather Interior with Alcantara / Seats Alcantara - $3,480

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator Goes Live Interior
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Leather Interior in Black/GT Silver (Microfiber) $3,480

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Leather Interior in Black/Lava Orange (Alcantara) - $3,480

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Leather Interior in Black/Lava Orange (Microfiber) - $3,480

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator Goes Live Interior
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Options

This is where things can get out of hand if you check too many boxes. The pleasant yet expensive process of customizing the GT3 RS starts with the exterior, where a set of PDLS headlamps will set you back between $1,375 and $3,715, depending on whether you want bi-xenon or LED technology. The clear, Exclusive taillights fetch $650, while an aluminum-look fuel cap costs an extra $160.

For the interior, Porsche has readied a laundry list of options that includes an array of convenience features and the latest goodies wearing the Porsche Exclusive badge. Customizing the Sport Chrono clock in various colors costs $500, while painting the PCM display or the air vents in a color of your choice comes in at $2,225 and $1,720, respectively. Adding personalized, illuminated door-sill guards in carbon-fiber will increase the final sticker by $1,640. The radio delete option is free, but selecting the Sound Package Plus adds $700 to the dill.

All told, the price of the 2016 911 GT3 RS can easily jump into $200,000 territory.

Source: Porsche

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