Category Archives: Super Car Hire

Last Minute Deals This Weekend

This weekend (Fri 13th October ) 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

 

Minimum Driver age is 25

300 miles inc with excess miles at  £2 per mile  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….

 

 

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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….

Last Minute Deals This weekend?

This weekend (Thurs/Fri 22nd Sept) we have just 2 cars left at last minute discounted prices ready to go from Thurs/Fri to 2pm Mon as follows:-

 

R8 V10 Coupe Auto in Blue £750 (normally £1150 ) Pictures

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Manual in Black £1200 (normally £1520) Pictures

300 miles inc with excess miles at £1 per mile in the R8,  £2 per mile in the Lambo

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

Call 0207 241 6854 or email to book….

Join the ‘Ferrari at 70’ celebrations this Autumn

As supercar fans may be aware, iconic Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari celebrated its 70th birthday this month in grand style.

Ferrari returned to Maranello, the tiny town in the north of Italy where the company was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947, with a memorable parade of some of its most famous cars from the last 70 years.

In that time Ferrari has grown into one of the biggest sports car brands in the world, with its cars among the most iconic in history. In a dramatic evening stage show, an iconic car was chosen and brought on stage for each decade of The Prancing Horse‘s existence. The comparisons between each generation of supercar also served to show the technological improvements between decades that have allowed the cars to become faster and faster.

The birthday party in Maranello featured an auction of several high-profile Ferraris, with one, a limited-edition LaFerrari Aperta, being sold for a staggering £7.6m. Thousands of Ferrari fans – known as tifosi in Italy – lined the streets of the town to catch a glimpse of their favourite cars from Ferrari’s history.

And you can join in the ‘Ferrari at 70′ celebrations this Autumn by taking advantage of PB Supercars’ Ferrari rental.

We offer three Ferraris for hire: the 458 Italia Coupe, the Ferrari California, and the F430 Sypder. All retail for over £130,000 and are capable of reaching almost 200mph (or just over 200 in the case of the 458 Italia Coupe).

All three supercars offer an amazing driving experience. The 458 Italia Coupe boasts the classic Ferrari luxury, with a plush interior complete with high-quality leather, while the F430 Spyder is renowned for its performance and handling, with a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds.

Whichever aspect of the supercar experience you’re looking for, our Ferrari models can provide it.

So why not take the chance to hire one of the world’s best sports cars while simultaneously celebrating a landmark for Ferrari? Get in touch today by visiting our site or calling 0207 241 6854.

Five reasons to hire a Lamborghini

Everyone knows that Lamborghinis are some of the fastest, sleekest and most impressive cars around. Being seen driving one by everyone you know is the stuff of dreams, but when the best Lamborghini models can set you back hundreds of thousands of pounds, how can you get your hands on one? The answer is simple: hire a Lamborghini instead of buying one.

Here are five reasons why you should consider hiring a Lamborghini:

5. Power

Lamborghinis are well known for being very powerful supercars. The Lamborghini Huracan Cabriolet and Huracan Coupet both have a whopping 602BHP – more than any other supercars on our books – and 5.2l V10 engines. Of course, this makes for a very satisfying drive, especially on open stretches when you can test the Lamborghini to its limit.

4. Look like a celebrity

Regardless of whether you’re Brad Pitt or a supermarket shelf-stacker from Shrewsbury, people will want to know who’s behind the wheel of the Lamborghini zooming past them as they walk along the pavement and more often than not they will assume the driver must be famous to be able to afford such a luxury car. It goes without saying that Lamborghinis will stand out and make an impression in almost all surroundings. Why not make yourself a local celebrity and be the envy of the town?

3. Speed

The Lamborghini Huracan Cabriolet and Huracan Coupet both boast a seriously fast top speed of 202MPH, while the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is just behind with a top speed of 198MPH, making them some of the most enjoyable cars around to drive.

2. To help sell your house!

Research by Avis has shown that parking a gorgeous, expensive-looking supercar such as a Lamborghini outside your house makes it more appealing to prospective buyers, in turn increasing your chances of selling your house. On average, according to the research, having a supercar parked on the drive adds over £4,000 to the value of a house.

Avis’ 2014 survey showed that 6% of Brits have hired a supercar in the past for that very reason, and 10% have considered doing it. Think outside the box and use a supercar to add value in other parts of your life, or alternatively, just leave it on your drive to make the neighbours jealous!

1. It’s easy to do

Here at PB Supercars, we offer the chance to get your hands on the car of your dreams – and at an affordable price. Get in touch today to hire a Lamborghini and create an unforgettable experience for yourself or a loved one. We own all of our supercars, meaning you don’t have to sort out any of the boring stuff – leaving you free to concentrate on the tricky decision of which of our amazing supercars to hire!

 

 

Zarooq Sandracer 500GT off road supercar

The world’s first off-road supercar? Introducing the Zarooq Sandracer 500GT

It will surely be the craziest car to be released this year. It looks so futuristic that it’s been compared to the Batmobile. You’re just as likely to spot it zooming through the desert as you are on a motorway – not that many people will see one close-up: just 35 are being sold worldwide, and most have already been snapped up through pre-orders. Its manufacturers claim it marks the start of a new era in supercars.

Yep, we’re talking about the Zarooq Sandracer 500GT, which is being billed as the first ever off-road supercar. The futuristic hybrid blends the best of luxury cars with all-terrain abilities: as its name suggests, it is capable of handling even the most unwelcoming environment, but inside are supercar comforts including an infotainment system, LCD screen, hand-stitched leather interior and climate control. Completely road-legal, the 500GT is equally at home in the desert or the city.

Zarooq Sandracer 500GT off road supercar city

The Sandracer is equally comfortable racing through deserts or cities

The Sandracer’s manufacturers, Dubai-based Zarooq Motors, are named after the Arabic word for the fastest snake in the desert – very appropriate given the 500GT boasts a top speed of 137mph, a 0-60 of under 4 seconds and a 6.2 litre V8 engine. Its body, made from carbon fibre, gives it a more lightweight, agile feel. Zarooq even say it’s been “designed to look aggressive” – it looks like they’ve succeeded on that front.

 

After being teased at the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Sandracer has finally been released following two years in development. Its arrival will thrill supercar fans across the globe, but the very limited first run, as well as the hefty price tag – the cheapest version of the Sandracer will set you back £350,000 – means it is truly an elite release for now.

You may not be able to roll up to some traffic lights in one of these beasts and give the driver next to you a knowing nod just yet, then, but here at PB Supercars we can offer something pretty close. The Sandracer has been described by CNN as having “the luxury and speed of a Lamborghini with the sensibilities of a dune racer.” Why not check out our Lamborghini hires, all of which are actually even faster than the Sandracer?