FREE 4 DAY HIRE VOUCHERS

We are currently running a very special winter deal offering a FREE weekend (Fri 12 pm -Mon 2pm) or FREE mid week (Mon 3pm-Fri 11am) Supercar Hire Voucher, ideal for presents, staff bonuses or to treat yourself!  Simply buy a weekend or mid-week hire voucher at our standard rate (both periods are the same price and come with 300 miles inc) in one of the cars below and we will give you another voucher for FREE!!

The offer is open to the first 6 customers for each car and vouchers can be bought until the 12pm  27th November 17 with hires to be completed by the 9th April 2018 so be quick to ensure you benefit from this great deal.

The vouchers do not need to be used by the same person making it ideal as a treat for yourself and a present for someone else!  You can also combine the 2 hire periods to make a full 7 day, weeks hire if preferred. eg, buy a weekend voucher and get a mid week for free. You can even choose 1 weekend hire and the other one a separate mid week hire or vice versa! You do not need to decide the hire dates or combinations when the vouchers are bought-just the cars as the 2nd voucher can be upgraded to one of the other cars on the offer with the difference paid upon purchase of the vouchers.

All Hires must have been completed by April 9th 2018  (Excludes December 22nd 2017 to Jan 2nd 2018)

Simply buy the vouchers, two will be emailed to you for the cars you have chosen and can be redeemed for any weekend or midweek hire. You, or the person you have given the voucher to can simply call to book the dates required- All vouchers have full spec and pictures (no prices) of the car on them so ideal for presents!

Cars available on the offer:  Weekend (Fri 12pm -Mon 2pm) or Mid Week (Mon 3pm-Fri 11am)

Bentley GT Coupe Auto in Black £960  (Pictures)

Ferrari F430 Sypder Auto in Black £1320 (Pictures)

Ferrari California Sypder Auto in Black £1680 (Pictures)

(Prices shown above are the total price for both vouchers)

*Price inc vat and 300 miles per voucher (miles cant be rolled over)

*Excess miles at £1 per mile in the Bentley/R8 and £2 in the 430 and £3 in the California. *Deposit/Excess is £5k which can be reduced to £1.5 k if preferred by paying the waiver fee of £300 on the day if over 28, or £7.5k to £1.5 for a fee of £400 in under 28 £100 extra if the hire is a straight 7 day hire rather than 2 separate hires. Each separate hire requires a new deposit/waiver fee if this option is chosen)

*Limited to the first 4 customers for each car or the 18th November 2017 (whichever comes first)

*Full payment for the hire voucher must be made a time of purchase

*Vouchers valid from 27/11/17-9/4/18.

*Usual hire conditions apply (driver needs to be over 25, held licence for 5 years)

 

Email info@pbsupercars.com or call 0207 241 6854 to book…

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Supercar Histories: Bentley

Following on from our look at the history of Lamborghini last month, it’s time to travel into the past of another supercar giant, this time a bit closer to home. Bentley will celebrate its centenary year in 2019, and it’s fair to say it’s been an interesting ride so far…

The company that would go on to become one of the most famous car brands in the world was founded by brothers Walter and Horace Bentley in 1919. The Bentleys had experience in designing cars in London before the First World War, and once peacetime resumed they set about creating their own unique cars, using aluminium instead of iron to create lighter pistons and designing innovative engines.

The brothers wasted no time in entering their designs into races, and their cars quickly earned a good reputation for their durability. The newcomers’ first big race was the 1922 Indianapolis 500, where they impressed as their adapted road car outperformed several specialised racing cars.

Bentley continued to punch above their weight in races, but struggled financially, with debts mounting and projects going underfunded. Their fortunes were improved when one of their racing drivers, Woolf Barnato, agreed to take over the business.

Having inherited his wealthy father’s fortunes at just two years old when his father died mysteriously at sea, Barnato had the financial clout to take Bentley to the next level. He soon invested significant amounts and paid off Bentley’s debts.

With the company’s future secured, Walter Bentley was able to design his next prototype. The result was the creation of a group of successful racing drivers, Barnato included, who became known as ‘The Bentley Boys’ and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race four years running.

However, it was also around this time that Barnato’s money began to run out, once more leaving Bentley’s future uncertain.

With debts again piling up and Barnato this time unable to pay them, an auction developed as investors bid to take over the struggling company. A late bid from a mysterious company called the ‘British Central Equitable Trust’ blew all other offers out of the water.

It was only revealed after the takeover had been completed that this company was a front for Rolls Royce, one of Bentley’s rivals. Fearful that new Bentleys would outperform Rolls Royce’s star model, the Phantom II, they had decided to remove the risk by buying out their rival.

Bentley Continental GT supercar for hire

The classic Bentley Continental GT, one of the supercars available for hire from PB Supercars

While Walter continued to work under the new regime for several years, he left in 1935 after becoming disillusioned with Rolls Royce. However, Bentleys produced after the takeover incorporated some of Rolls Royce’s best features too, helping Bentley to become a well-established and popular brand.

Indeed, all Bentleys produced between the takeover and 2004, a period of more than 70 years, used a Rolls Royce chassis. Rolls Royce also introduced the “silent sports car” slogan that stuck with Bentley until the 1950s.

Bentley’s well-known association with Crewe began in the build-up to the Second World War, when Rolls Royce, looking to build a new factory, were partially persuaded by the fact that as a small town in the north-east, Crewe was unlikely to be bombed during the war. Bentley’s headquarters remain in Crewe today.

By the 1970s and 1980s, Bentley had declined in popularity and sales dropped to the point that just 5% of cars sold by Rolls Royce were Bentleys. However, with cars like the luxury Mulsanne, Bentley was able to gradually rebuild its reputation for high-performance, high-quality cars and sales improved. By the early 1990s, Rolls Royce was selling as many Bentleys as Rolls Royces.

Bentley changed hands again at the turn of the century, with Volkswagen taking the wheel. While the majority of Bentleys are still manufactured in Crewe, some are now built in Germany. The first Bentley released under Volkswagen ownership was one of its most popular of all time: the Continental GT. Unsurprisingly, people looking to hire a Bentley often choose this gorgeous car.

 

FREE Weekend or Mid Week Hire Vouchers-Limited Winter Offer

We are currently running a very special winter deal offering a FREE weekend (Fri 12 pm -Mon 2pm) or FREE mid week (Mon 3pm-Fri 11am) Supercar Hire Voucher, ideal for presents, staff bonuses or to treat yourself!  Simply buy a weekend or mid-week hire voucher at our standard rate (both periods are the same price and come with 300 miles inc) in one of the cars below and we will give you another voucher for FREE!!

The offer is open to the first 6 customers for each car and vouchers can be bought until the 12pm  18th November 17 with hires to be completed by the 9th April 2018 so be quick to ensure you benefit from this great deal.

The vouchers do not need to be used by the same person making it ideal as a treat for yourself and a present for someone else!  You can also combine the 2 hire periods to make a full 7 day, weeks hire if preferred. eg, buy a weekend voucher and get a mid week for free. You can even choose 1 weekend hire and the other one a separate mid week hire or vice versa! You do not need to decide the hire dates or combinations when the vouchers are bought-just the cars as the 2nd voucher can be upgraded to one of the other cars on the offer with the difference paid upon purchase of the vouchers.

All Hires must have been completed by April 9th 2018  (Excludes December 22nd 2017 to Jan 2nd 2018)

Simply buy the vouchers, two will be emailed to you for the cars you have chosen and can be redeemed for any weekend or midweek hire. You, or the person you have given the voucher to can simply call to book the dates required- All vouchers have full spec and pictures (no prices) of the car on them so ideal for presents!

Cars available on the offer:  Weekend (Fri 12pm -Mon 2pm) or Mid Week (Mon 3pm-Fri 11am)

Bentley GT Coupe Auto in Black £960  (Pictures)

Audi R8 Coupe V10 Auto in Blue £960 (Pictures)

Ferrari F430 Sypder Auto in Black £1320 (Pictures)

Ferrari California Sypder Auto in Black £1680 (Pictures)

(Prices shown above are the total price for both vouchers)

*Price inc vat and 300 miles per voucher (miles cant be rolled over)

*Excess miles at £1 per mile in the Bentley/R8 and £2 in the 430 and £3 in the California. *Deposit/Excess is £5k which can be reduced to £1.5 k if preferred by paying the waiver fee of £300 on the day if over 28, or £7.5k to £1.5 for a fee of £400 in under 28 £100 extra if the hire is a straight 7 day hire rather than 2 separate hires. Each separate hire requires a new deposit/waiver fee if this option is chosen)

*Limited to the first 4 customers for each car or the 18th November 2017 (whichever comes first)

*Full payment for the hire voucher must be made a time of purchase

*Vouchers valid from 20/11/17-9/4/18.

*Usual hire conditions apply (driver needs to be over 25, held licence for 5 years)

 

Email info@pbsupercars.com or call 0207 241 6854 to book…

Last Minute deals this Weekend

This weekend (Fri 10th November ) we have 2 cars available at last minute discounted prices ready to go from Fri 12pm to 2pm Mon as follows:-

 

R8 V10 Coupe Auto in Blue £750 (normally £960) Pictures

 

Ferrari California F1 Spyder Auto in Black £1200 (normally £1680) Pictures

 

Minimun Driver age is 25

300 miles inc with excess miles at £3 in the Ferrari and £1 in the R8

Deposits

Drivers 28+ – £5k but can be reduced to £1.5k by paying the waiver reduction fee of £300.

Drivers 25-27 – £7.5k but can be reduced to £1.5k by paying the waiver reduction fee of £400.

Cars collected from Canary Wharf or delivered in London for £125 each way

Call 0207 241 6854 or email to book….

Last Minute Deals This Weekend

This weekend (Fri 27th October ) we have 4 cars available at last minute discounted prices ready to go from Fri 12pm to 2pm Mon as follows:-

 

R8 V10 Coupe Auto in Blue £750 (normally £960) Pictures

McLaren MP4-12C Coupe Auto in Orange £1600 (normally £2100) Pictures

Ferrari F430 F1 Spyder Auto in Black £1000 (normally £1350) Pictures

Ferrari California F1 Spyder Auto in Black £1200 (normally £1680) Pictures

 

Minimun Driver age is 25

300 miles inc with excess miles at £4 per mile in the Mclaren £2 in the Ferrari’s and £1 in the R8

Deposits

Drivers 28+ – £5k but can be reduced to £1.5k by paying the waiver reduction fee of £300.

Drivers 25-27 – £7.5k but can be reduced to £1.5k by paying the waiver reduction fee of £400.

Cars collected from Canary Wharf or delivered in London for £125 each way

Call 0207 241 6854 or email to book….

 

 

Supercar Histories: Lamborghini

The next supercar superbrand to go under our spotlight is Italian giant Lamborghini. They’ve had a fascinating history, starting with a spat with their biggest rival and taking in everything from cars unveiled without an engine to designs that changed the world. Take a seat…

Borne out of anger

Lamborghini’s story began in 1963. Their founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini had a stellar background in vehicles, if not supercars: he had been stationed on the Greek island of Rhodes during World War II doing vehicle maintenance for the Italian RAF; with supplies to the island limited, he had to cobble parts together to keep his vehicles running with whatever he could find.

After the war he became a very wealthy man, making his money in tractor factories, but Ferruccio decided to start a rival car brand after a feud with his compatriot Enzo Ferrari, who refused to give Lamborghini a spare part for his Ferrari when he brought it to the garage for repair.

However, his new venture got off to a bad start. Lamborghini’s original vision was to create luxury, powerful cars to rival Ferrari’s, but whereas Ferrari’s cars were made with racing in mind, Lamborghini’s would be solely for regular road use.

Having commissioned a former Ferrari engineer to design a prototype fitting this description, Lamborghini was furious when the engineer presented what was clearly a racing car. Lamborghini refused to pay him the 4.3m Lire due, but was forced to cough up after a bitter court battle. Ironically, Lamborghini would end up using the engineer’s despised design for the best part of half a century, until 2010.

Powered by the need for revenge on Enzo Ferrari. their first car, the 350GTV, was built so quickly that, when it was presented at the Turin Auto Show just four months after the company was started, engineers hadn’t even had chance to put the engine in. Lamborghini’s unusual solution was to put a pile of bricks in the hood and stop anyone from looking inside.

Lambo strike gold

However, by 1967 Lamborghini had struck gold. That year the Miura, widely considered to be the world’s first supercar, hit the streets. The car was hugely successful and became seen as a must-have status symbol for the rich.

Lamborghini Miura

The Lamborghini Miura catapulted the brand to worldwide fame

It marked Lamborghini’s ascension as one of the biggest car brands in the world, but by 1973, the worldwide financial downturn and oil crisis threatened to cripple the company. The pressures took their toll on Lamborghini himself, who sold the company the following year and retired.

Dark days and recovery

It may have seemed a strange decision for Lamborghini to step away so soon after his company had become world-famous, but a few years later his decision was vindicated. Still reeling from the financial difficulties of the mid-1970s, in 1980 the company was declared bankrupt. An auction to decide its new owner attracted only one bidder, a 24-year-old businessman from Switzerland called Patrick Mimran who took over the giant along with his brother Jean-Claude.

Thankfully, Lamborghini’s fortunes were gradually turned around under a series of owners and today the company produces some of the best and most recognisable supercars around the world; its cars are unsurprisingly amongst the most coveted by supercar drivers and enthusiasts. That said, they still produce high-end tractors too. Ferruccio would be proud.

Now you’ve learnt about Lamborghini’s fascinating history, why not get behind the wheel of one? PB Supercars provide Lamborghini rental – get in touch today to arrange your hire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Minute Deals this Weekend

This weekend (Fri 6th October ) we have 4 cars available at last minute discounted prices ready to go from Thurs/fri to 2pm Mon as follows:-

 

R8 V10 Coupe Auto in Blue £750 (normally £960) Pictures

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe Auto in White £2200 (normally £2640) Pictures

Ferrari F430 F1 Spyder Auto in Black £1000 (normally £1350) Pictures

Ferrari California F1 Spyder Auto in Black £1200 (normally £1680) Pictures

 

Minimun Driver age is 25

300 miles inc with excess miles at £4 per mile in the Lambo £2 in the Ferrari’s and £1 in the R8

Deposits

Drivers 28+ – £5k but can be reduced to £1.5k by paying the waiver reduction fee of £300. Huracan is £7.5k but can be reduced to £3k for £400

Drivers 25-27 – £7.5k but can be reduced to £1.5k by paying the waiver reduction fee of £400.  Huracan is £10k but can be reduced to £3k for £500

Cars collected from Canary Wharf or delivered in London for £125 each way

Call 0207 241 6854 or email to book….