A Guide To Hiring Supercars - Your Questions Answered
In this article we’ll break down the full process of hiring supercars, and answer all questions you may have before embarking on your first supercar hire.
Some occasions simply call for you to arrive in style. Be it a wedding, prom or another significant event. Alternatively, you may just want to spend a weekend seeing what it’s like to trundle around Knightsbridge in your dream supercar.
This is exactly the target audience which companies who hire out supercars are looking to tap into. Most companies make hiring a supercar as seamless as possible. They’ll deliver the car to you and provide you with insurance cover, making the whole driving experience as pleasurable as possible.
Before you jump head first into hiring a supercar, we’ll break down the most frequently asked questions and everything you may need to know.
How much does it cost to rent a supercar for a day?
Renting a supercar generally costs from £500 up to £1,500 per day. This cost is dependent on the car model you are looking to hire. A lower cost prestige car such as an Audi R8 or Jaguar F Type are generally towards the lower end of the range due to their lower purchase cost. And Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s will be towards the higher end.
Looking at “Supercar Hire by Autoxotica“, they have rates for a McLaren 570s Coupe of;
- Week Day – £1,100
Weekend Day – £1,250
Weekend Package – £3,300
7 days package – £6,499
There are extra costs to consider when deciding to hire a supercar, such as the mandatory deposit which is often a few thousand pounds. You’ll also have to consider the number of miles you’re planning on undertaking, as most hire companies only include a limited amount of free mileage.
How much does it cost to rent a Lamborghini UK?
To rent the super exotic Lamborghini Huracán Spider will cost you £1,100 per day.
If you wanted to hire a Huracán for a full weekend it would cost you £2,995. This price is courtesy of Bespoke Sports Car Hire, who are one of the leading supercar hire companies in the UK.
Hiring such an exotic car such as a Lamborghini Huracán does come with a few caveats. You need to be at least 28 years old, and pay up a £5,000 deposit.
How much does it cost to hire a Ferrari for a day?
Looking at Autoxotica Supercar Hire, the day hire price of the flagship Ferrari 488 is £1,250. That increases to £1,500 if you want to hire the Ferrari on a weekend day, and up to £3,750 if you’d like it for the entire weekend.
This rate only includes 100 free miles, so plan your journey wisely while you’re renting it, as each mile over will cost you more money.
What supercars can I hire?
As you browse different suppliers, you’ll find most offer a similar range of prestige cars for hire. These cars are generally the most popular supercars requested by customers. Amongst these you’ll find a selection of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche models. Any reputable company will offer full breakdown cover and warranty on every car ensuring your experience is as smooth as possible
How old do you have to be to rent a supercar?
Renting a supercar can be very risky for the company who is hiring the car out. This means the rental companies have to put a few restrictions in place to ensure the safety of their cars.
Almost all supercar hire companies have a minimum age limit of 28 years old. And all of them require a fairly substantial deposit and excess.
Do I Need Insurance When Hiring Supercars?
One of the most crucial aspects of hiring a supercar for any period of time is insuring it. The cars you’ll be hiring are often worth hundreds of thousands and can be incredibly experience to insure.
When browsing suppliers you should prioritise checking their insurance policy. Any reputable company will offer you fully comprehensive insurance cover included in the rental price. If this isn’t the case then alarm bells should be ringing.
To save costs some companies may look to insure drivers on their “Traders” policy. This type of insurance policy is only valid if you are an employee of that company. Meaning if you did get stopped by the police or happen to be in an accident you wouldn’t be insured.
When you purchase a rental supercar always ask for a copy of the insurance document to ensure you are correctly covered. If the company can’t or wont provide this then we’d recommend looking for an alternative company.
Do I need to leave a deposit?
When you hire a supercar for any period of time you will be required to leave a deposit. This deposit is designed to cover the hiring company in the case that a customer damages their car.
When signing a rental agreement you will be agreeing to an excess amount which will be payable by the customer if any damage occurs. This can come straight out of the deposit, however is sometimes higher than the deposit alone meaning you may have to pay a larger damage excess.
Ultimately, hiring supercars for a weekend or longer is an amazing experience. Most supercar hire companies are very well equipped to ensure your days with the car go as smooth as possible making your experience as great as it can be.
When hiring supercars, just ensure you check the small details I’ve spoken about above to make your experience as hassle free as possible.