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!

 

 

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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?

 

 

Top 3 Ferrari’s At The Movies

The galloping horse brand is one of the most well known in the world, with everyone able to recognise the logo and the bright red colour synonymous with Ferrari.

But which of their cars has taken it’s red appearance to the red carpet and achieved fame as a movie car, to rival Bond’s Aston Martin or the DeLorean’s of Back To The Future?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

In 1986 a 250 GT California Spyder made a guest appearance in one of the best cult movies ever in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The car was used in the plot to collect Ferris’s girlfriend from school after she fakes her Grandma’s death – after which the miscreant youths proceed to drive it around Chicago.

The 250 GT California was Ferrari’s version of an open-topped 250, making it the perfect car for a movie star of the time – but not for a boy skipping school.

Ferris Bueller Ferrari 250 GT California Sypder

Ferris and a Ferrari in Chicago

The car comes to a sticky end when it accidentally ends up falling into a ravine after Ferris and co try to run the odometer back – it’s a good job it’s been immortalised in the success of the film!

The Rock

Featuring one of the most iconic car chases ever, The Rock features Sean Connery driving a black Humvee in pursuit of Nicholas Cage in a stunning 1996 Ferrari F355 Spyder.

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Nicholas Cage’s Ferrari F355 Spyder

The F355 Spyder driven in The Rock was the convertible version with the roof up. The design was specifically to improve performance with the mid-engine rear-wheel drive helping improve handling and the V8 engine giving it some oomph.

Unfortunately, this Ferrari also came to an unfortunate end as it ends up the filling in a fireball sandwich in true Hollywood style.

The Cannonball Run

Cannonball Run is an iconic driving film – if not just for the wealth of acting talent in it including Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan and Roger Moore. The film features Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin as drunken priests in a 308 GTS Ferrari

The film features Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin as drunken Catholic priests in a 308 GTS Ferrari, who enjoy plenty of air time during their on-screen rivalry with a Dodge Ambulance.

Cannonball Run Ferrari 308

Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr in The Cannonball Run

The 308 GTS doesn’t end up flattened or burned to a crisp, but it also doesn’t win the race either. The antics of Martin and Davies have helped to secure the 308 GTS firmly in automobile film history though.

If you want to enjoy your own movie star Ferrari experience, then try hiring a Ferrari with us for the weekend – for the movie star feel.

No groom to improve: Choosing your wedding car

You have one shot at the perfect day: whether it’s yours, your son’s or your best friend’s- and you absolutely have to get it right. A lot is made of the bride, her dream wedding and the dress, and quite rightly- but that doesn’t mean you should forget about the groom. A man about to embark on the next step of adult life deserves a bit of a splash. Nobody wants to upstage the bride- yet who doesn’t want to see the groom’s face as the wedding car is revealed to be the one of his dreams? The great thing about hiring a wedding car is you can make a choice that matches the couple’s personalities perfectly. Not everybody is reflected in a classic Rolls Royce or stretch limo- some couples want to arrive (and leave!) the wedding with a little more spark. Enter in one of our range of luxury supercars, and show the world your marriage isn’t about stuffy convention- you want to go forward in your own, unique way, full of confidence and energy. Your wedding car can simply say you will live life to the full- in control and embracing every moment.

We make our full range of vehicles available for weddings, because we know the importance of getting those special moments right- in front of your friends and family, you’re making a statement of love and of self-belief. So why not leave your ceremony in the ultimate red-blooded performance car, ready to pursue your new life together as fiercely as you tear down the road toward your honeymoon? Whether you seek the passion in the unbridled power of a Ferrari or the understated sophistication of a Bentley Continental, we will take care of all the details and leave you the joy of sweeping into the bride’s view like the superstar she thinks you are!

Speak to our team today- we will be happy to adapt to your needs and requirements, to ensure you receive a service second to none.

How do they compare? Some of our favourite cars from the PB Supercars.

We get asked about our favourite cars all the time- and we love talking about them even more! Of course it’s unfair to compare some of our most unspeakably powerful & luxurious cars: each one has a unique charm that goes beyond mere statistics, the sort of class only achievable combining glamour, soul and a classiness that would leave James Bond lost for words. But we wanted to try- so here are some of the cars we have waiting for you.

These machines pack some serious power- and with next-gen technology more suited to Star Wars than the school run, they need to be driven to be believed. If the envious stares you get on public roads get too much however, take them out on the track and unlock the raw power of these incredible animals.

Mclaren 570S Coupe

This British beast doesn’t mess around- it’s a lean, speed machine- tailored to the high performance & precision responsiveness you need whether on the road or the track. With low weight matched with terrifying engine power it hits 124mph in 9.5 seconds, sweeping past stunned onlookers with its tell-tale ‘air piercing’ nose and striking, tendon-like detailing creating a flowing, almost animal form echoing its creators’ ‘inspired by nature’ design process theme. With 562 horsepower behind the bonnet and one of the most advanced luxury control systems in the world, it’s muscular technically too- a real show stopper.

Mercedes AMG GT

A monstrous V8 lurking beneath an ostentatiously distinctive prow, the GT smirks a smile almost as wide as yours will be after hitting its top speed of 185mph. Leave the competition in your wake as you unleash the fury of the GT’s V8 engine. Despite its classic good looks the distinctive Mercedes packs a punch entirely 21st century- with its 563 horsepower and a jet-cockpit controls. A heavy hitter at 1.6 tonnes, it nonetheless keeps pace with the sprightlier Mclaren and, hitting 65mph in 4 seconds, doesn’t hold back whether on the racetrack or the road.

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe

A firm favourite among the uncompromising, the slick and brutal Lamborghini chews up road like a true predator, 602 horsepower snarling from behind the unmistakable jaws of its radiator. Pouncing with raw power under its bonnet, breezing past 60mph in 3.2 seconds, this is a hard car to match for prowess on the road or on the racetrack- with just enough Italian fun left in the mix to keep surprising you. The interior comes complete with all of the trimmings- this is a car as a spectacle, a true event that will change the way you see driving. Nimble and a little cheeky- car critics clamoured over the Huracan- never suggesting that the cost of over $200,000 might be excessive.

These are only a few of our favourites, picked from our wide range of cars, ranging from the sweeping executive Bentley Continental GT to the ferocious Maserati Gran Turismo. We know our customers expect the best, and by our uncompromising ethos we have turned many thousands of miles into unforgettable experiences- why not let your next drive be our next great success story? Speak to our team today, whether you’re planning one special day or the trip of a lifetime- and we will make the car of your dreams a reality.

Most Expensive Supercar Gathering Ever?

On Sunday the Supercar Drivers club had a secret meeting with their members, which could be the most expensive gathering of supercars ever.

The club released an image of the meeting which included the new Bugatti Chiron, two Bugatti Veyrons, a McLaren P1 and several Ferrari’s including F40s, F50s and Enzos. And that was just the front row.

Supercar Driver Club Meeting

The Supercar Drivers Club was established in 2009 as a driving club in the North of England but has since evolved into a prestigious members club which has more than 600 members across the UK. Members include drivers, collectors and enthusiasts with a range in taste and style that makes the membership photo very interesting.

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Supercar Histories: Aston Martin

Aston Martin is one of the classiest supercar brands around today, with the name synonymous with style, class and prestige.

They don’t go in for the gaudy, bright colours of Lamborghini and Ferrari, but aren’t as understated as a Bentley or a Rolls Royce; coupling supercar style with an air of grace.

A Difficult Start

Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford under the name Bamford & Martin with the intention of making a vehicle that Martin could race at Aston Hill, which he had been doing previously. The first car to carry the Aston Martin name was a modified Isotta-Fraschini chassis to which Martin fitted a four-cylinder engine.

The pair acquired premises in Kensington where they produced the car in March 1915, but they were interrupted by the first world war where both Martin and Bamforth served.

In 1920 Bamford left the company, but it was saved when Count Louis Zebrowski – a feted racing driver and engineer – invested in the company and in 1922 Bamford & Martin began producing cars to compete in the French Grand Prix with their machines going on to set world speed and endurance records.

Despite this the company went bankrupt in 1924 and was bought by Lady Charnwood, but despite this backing the company failed again in 1925 which caused Lionel Martin to leave.

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