• Rent a Supercar

    Have you ever dreamed of driving a Lamborghini or Ferrari? Well now you can, and not just for a few laps around a track. With specialist supercar hire firms you can rent out a supercar for an entire day, weekend or week.

    A short 10 minutes of form filling and payment of the applicable fee and you are free to drive away your supercar of choice.  You can even have your chosen car delivered to your door, anywhere in the UK, such as your place of work, home or airport.

    Here are 3 exciting Hybrid supercars of the moment which you can rent short or long term.

    BMW i8 Hybrid

    With a price range starting from £750.00 per day, experience the first supercar with the consumption and emission values of a small family car. The i8 brings comfort, style, economy and power all in one. Apart from drawing stares, the i8 means business on the race track.

    BMW i8

    BMW i8

    Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid

    The Porsche 918 Spyder is an awe-inspiring mid-engined plug-in hybrid supercar completely in a class of its own due to Porsches racing and economy pedigree. Did you know that the 918 Spyder is the second plug-in hybrid from Porsche after the Panamera S E-Hybrid? Get behind the wheel for £2200.00 per day

    porsche 918 spyder hybrid

    Porsche 918 spyder hybrid

    McLaren P1 Hybrid

    The McLaren P1 is a plug-in hybrid supercar built in limited numbers. McLaren’s F1 background has made a dramatic impact on the evolution of Hybrid Supercars. Being the successor to the F1, it utilizes hybrid power and Formula 1 technology to the extreme. All yours to enjoy for £2200.00 per day.

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  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 vs Rimac Concept_One

    Watch petrolhead peer Lord Pembroke’s Bugatti Veyron and Mate Rimac’s Concept_One go head-to-head on track.

    Lord Pembroke can’t resist a challenge, so when the chance came to pitch his pride and joy against the latest technological tour de force from Croatia – the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar – he didn’t have to think twice.

    The founder of the Wilton Classic & Supercar show – which relaunches this year as the UK’s most prestigious and exclusive annual supercar and classics gathering – swapped cars with Rimac’s official test driver, Miroslav Zrncevic.

    “Looking forward to the technologies driving future performance will be one of the most fascinating elements of the new Wilton Classic & Supercar event,” says Lord Pembroke, “and we wanted to get to know our new friends at Rimac – builders of the world’s fastest accelerating supercar – as part of that journey of discovery.

    “It’s fair to say the Wilton team returned from Croatia having been blown away by the technology built into the Concept_One, and awed by the single-minded dedication of the man behind it. Now we can’t wait to share some of that Rimac magic at our new event on June 3-4.”

     

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  • Lamborghini’s London festive treat

    Lamborghini Veneno Coupe

    Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen is displaying the ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno Coupe for the very first time in the UK.

    One of only four examples built in 2013 to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the Veneno will be on show at Lamborghini London in South Kensington from December 23 to January 6. It’s worth north of £3.8 million.

    H.R. Owen’s model will be the very first Veneno to be featured in a main dealership in the UK, having only previously been on public display at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, and at high-profile motor shows around the world.

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  • HOT CARS, HOT SALES, HOT PANTS!

    Jim Palam delivers some auction sizzle from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 2016.

    With more than $32.5-million in total sales, the Barrett-Jackson 2016 auction machine, October 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, was cookin’ with high-octane. If you missed the show or the extensive television coverage, here’s a look at some hot picks from Car Guy Chronicle’s correspondent on the Left Coast.

    Originally a Shriner’s Parade vehicle, this restored ‘23 Dodge Graham chemical fire truck, top, now sports a shiny fire bell and blown 426 Hemi motor. Hammer Price: $93,500. Bombshell Betty is a ‘52 Buick Super Riviera racecar that holds six World Land Speed Records. A brutish ‘50 Buick Straight-8 powers this Steampunk hottie with a rocket-induction custom intake manifold from Hart’s Collision-Racing Shop. Hammer Price: $36,300.

    No clowning around: Hot Rod Circus is a not-so-tame ’30 Ford Model A custom coupe built in Finland by Heath Garage and captured by Richard Rawlings for a Barrett-Jackson flip via Gas Monkey Garage. Hammer Price: $49,500.

    Q: What do you get when the gang at Intense Automotive Design rebuilds a 550-horsepower Mosler MT900S Supercar? A: The IAD 2,500-horsepower Twin-Turbo Land Shark – capable of a sizzling 0-150 mph in 6.7 seconds. Wind tunnel and computer tests show a possible top speed of 375 mph! Hammer Price: The auction’s #4 top seller at $220,000.

    How hot is this custom ‘65 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon? Hot enough to make the cover of Hot Rod Magazine – and cool enough to run a Vortec supercharged 360 Magnum engine.
    Hammer Price: $22,000.

    Fordvergnügen: The fun you have spending over $90,000 and 2 years customizing a ‘75 VW Super Beetle convertible! Features include a 1,835-cc engine, radiant PPG Metallic Orange Glow paint, and frenched ’39 Ford headlights and taillights. Hammer Price: $20,900.

    Light My Fire! Here’s a flammable combination: Drop a 550-horsepower Chevy engine in an all-steel ‘49 Ford Anglia custom coupe. Add a Demon carb, TCI Turbo 350 trans and a 9-inch Ford rear. Wrap it all up in a blaze of fiery paint and hit the ignition! Hammer Price: $39,600.

    Remember Hot Pants? These slivers of 1970s style are alive and well in Vegas, Baby.
    Hammer Price: Undisclosed.

    How to cool down: Three days of Auction Fever can leave you punchy and parched. Thank goodness this cleverly restored ‘26 Boyle-Dalton visible gas pump was on the floor and customized into a one-of-a-kind Texaco beer pump. Hammer Price: $10,925.

    Words & Photos: Jim Palam, http://www.jimpalam.com/
    For more information about Barrett-Jackson auctions, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Home/Scottsdale-2017/5a0b6fec-3238-4bae-baba-7d93140cba83

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