Hiring a supercar is as easy as renting a hatchback, says Enterprise Rent-A-Car. “Customers can live out their childhood fantasies” thanks to its Exotic Car Collection, it says.
Which is all fine and dandy, but hiring a supercar differs from renting a family hatch in one significant way: the price.
It’s predictable, really. You wouldn’t expect to hire an Aston for the same price as an Astra.
Enterprise makes a proud boast that prices start from £100 a day, but for that price, you’ll be driving a BMW 4 Series M Sport on a Saturday or Sunday, and only after a £1,000 deposit. The minimum age is 30 and an excess of £1,400 applies to the 4 Series.
Granted, it’s a nice car, but it’s hardly the stuff childhood dreams are made of.
A Lamborghini Huracan will set you back £800 per day (£1,000 per weekday), or £4,900 a week. The deposit is a hefty £8,000, while the excess of £10,000 means that you’re likely to drive with due care and attention.
Further reading of the small print reveals that a minimum two-day rental applies to all cars. Who said living out your childhood fantasies would be cheap?
Other vehicles available via the Exotic Car Collection include the Ferrari 458 Spider, Aston Martin DB11, Audi R8 and a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
‘The best of both worlds’
Brian Swallow, Enterprise vice president of rental, said: “Most of us are familiar with the process of hiring a car, but the idea of renting a supercar or luxury vehicle may seem daunting to some.
“The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise gives the best of both worlds, by offering some of the most premium vehicles on the planet but from a trusted household name millions of Britons already use.
“Exotic Car Collection is opening up this world to as many people as possible, enabling them to get behind the wheel of some of the most incredible vehicles around.
“Whether it is to live a childhood dream by getting your hands on a supercar, or making a grand impression for an important event, the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise is here to make it happen, all with the premium service you would expect.”