Monthly Archives: August 2014

When do you go topless? Should you hire a Coupe or Cabriolet?

One key question is what do you need the car for? If it’s to spend the weekend having some fun then there is no better entertainment that whizzing round country lanes in a super car cabriolet. If it is however to turn up at an occasion such as a wedding then you might want to consider a coupe in order to keep the hair in place and your other half looking calm and collected.

Weather is consideration for many, although even during a damp old English autumn, you will have breaks in the drizzle to enjoy the exhilaration of driving with the top down. Plus there is something quite romantic about getting snuggled up with cozy sweaters and hats and heading off on an adventure.

The Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

The Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

What about the looks of the car? Many consider the elegant lines of a coupe one of the more important aspects of their choice of car along with it’s performance. A coupe will retain the sharp lines of the original design, while a cabriolet will often have to compromise something of the aesthetics in order to accommodate the roof when not lowered.

If performance is the greatest concern, then the coupe will out perform the cabriolet more often than not. They will be lighter, stiffer and faster. Inside performance tends to steer towards the coupe also, with cabin sounds reduced, especially at speed. If music is your thing, then being able to listen to the sound system in relative quiet might just swing it for you. However, the music of the engine might be all you need, in which case, listening to the revs and experiencing the echo as you carve up the city roads could be something you shouldn’t cover up.

Thinking practically, what do you need the car to do? The cabriolet will often have less boot space, limiting the amount of goodies you can cram in the back (or front…).

Aston Martin Vantage Cabriolet

Aston Martin Vantage Cabriolet

And what about the oogle factor? Do you want to attract attention? A great way to get heads to turn is to hire a cabriolet. You will find people taking a peak when parked up with the top down just wanting to know what it is like to behind the wheel. A coupe can be far less understated, which might be just what you are looking for, allowing you to slip in and out of traffic and get to point B in style and elegance with little drama.

The advantage of super car hire is you try each out and see which you prefer. Contact PB Supercars and we will hook you up with the right car for the right occasion.

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Win a Lamborghini Gallardo for the Weekend

Want to know what a real thoroughbred super car feels like to drive, then you have the chance to win a Lamborghini Gallardo for the Weekend.

Simply ‘Like’ us on Facebook and all entries will entered into a free draw to win free Gallardo super car hire for the weekend.  Terms and conditions apply – see below

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Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

 

Terms and Conditions
1) Entrants must be UK citizens and over 30 years of age (proof my be necessary)
2) Winner must pay normal deposit in full.
3) Weekend hire to agreed between PB Supercars and competition winner 3 month in advance of date of hire.
4) No correspondence will be entered into.
5) Not to be use in conjunction with any other offer or competition,

At PB Supercars we have a wide range of supercar hire options and we pride ourselves on owning our own fleet so you can always be confident of availability.

If you fail to win this competition you can always hire a Lamborghini from us for as little as £175 per day – see our site for more information.

The Audi R8 V8 Super Car

The Audi R8 V8 is widely regarded as a modern day classic and a design which will go down in history as one of the great mid engine super cars.

The modern car company Audi evolved from Auto Union who had an established heritage in auto sports and highly engineered sports cars. The company did little in the way of supercars until it’s purchase in 1966 by the Volkswagen group and in 1980 they decided to make a game changer, the Audi Quattro rally car. This moment of genius changed the public perception of Audi overnight into a modern, exciting brand. On the back of that success they developed a string of amazing Touring Cars and in the late 1990’s saw them turn their attention to Le Mans. Alongside this focus toward being leaders in the world of motor racing, they launched the Audi TT, a stunning piece of design showing the world they were able to speak to a new design literate generation and offer the complete package of ‘wow’ looks and ‘wow’ engineering.

The Audi r8 V8

The Audi r8 V8

This period of accelerated research and development ultimately led to Audi R8 Race Car and then to the masterpiece R8 super car we see today.

First to come to light was the mouthwatering mixture of Le Mans racing knowledge, Quattro engineering and revolutionary space frame in the form of the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. The designers introduced a number of amazing new features and demonstrated how the contemporary design of the TT could be evolved into a modern high performance super car. The chassis of the new car was the same light weight aluminum frame used in the Lamborghini Gallardo and combined with the latest generation of 4 wheel drive technology from the Quattro, this heady recipe quickly got the critics and customers buzzing, persuading Audi to explore the full production of an Audi super car.

Inside the R8

Inside the R8

The R8 launched in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show amidst much fanfare and expectation. The customers were not to be disappointed with all the great featured offered by the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car following through to the full production R8 models. The car offered the amazing 4.2 litre V8 engine seen in the Lamborghini Gallardo providing a breathtaking 420 bhp able to catapult the R8 from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and then onto a top speed of 187 mph. As well as the performance and the looks, the R8 also offered great handling at low and high speed enabling the car to quickly establish itself as the example of a modern super car for the modern age.

If you would like to hire an Audi R8 V8, then get in touch >

We have a range of supercar hire options from Audi to Ferrari all available at great prices. See our selection of supercars for hire online at PB Supercars.