Sports Car Rental: Driving the Dream
by: Walter Shuler
While owning an exotic, powerful sports car may not be a reality for everyone, you can get your fix of speed and power without shelling out tons of cash for the opportunity. Sports car rental options allow you to drive the car of your dreams without actually having to own one. Why rent a sports car, you ask? There are as many reasons as there are sports cars to rent.
Renting a sports car can be a great way to add spice to your next date night. It can also be a fantastic way to be noticed while driving around town. However, more many drivers, it is simply a way to experience a lifelong dream, even if they cannot afford the purchase price for one of today's powerhouse rides. What sports cars can you rent? Here is a sample of some of the most popular sport rentals.
Ferrari 360 Spider
The Ferrari name evokes images of pure power, aggressive lines and the smell of burning rubber. The Ferrari 360 Spider features a mid-mounted, 400-horsepower 3.6-liter V8, as well as convertible style and flair. Seen from the side, the Spider hearkens back to its racecar roots.
Like Ferrari, the Lamborghini name evokes images of powerful performance and head-turning good looks. The Gallardo offers a 5-liter V10 capable of producing 520 horsepower (in the SE version). This exotic sports car will turn heads no matter where you go and give you the fix of power and performance that you demand. The six-speed transmission and "thrust" gear offers increased performance, while the unmistakable body lines provide you with the racecar feel you crave.
The Porsche 911 has long been a mainstay of the sports car world. Debuting in 1963, the 911 has undergone numerous transformations. New body styles are available, though the 911 retains the classic look and feel of its predecessors. The current incarnation offers 355 horsepower from a Flat 6 engine mounted in the rear. Turbo versions of the 911 are available for those with an insatiable need for speed.
Hearkening back to the heyday of racing, the Ford GT is one of the hottest sports cars on the market and one of the most popular to rent. The current GT produces 550 horsepower from a 5.4-liter V8 and features the highly recognizable body style, combined with racing stripes down the center of the vehicle.
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