Regardless of where you were born and raised, chances are there would have been at least one, and in many instance more than one manufacturer of a sports car. In the US the choice would have been between a Chevrolet Corvette and a Shelby Mustang, in Germany the iconic Porsche, Italy reigns supreme with the Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati and in Britain who does not remember the MG, Austin Healey, E Type Jag and the “bug eye” sprite.
Although some of these Marques no longer exist, sports car hire in London have a range of modern day super cars that no car aficionado can possibly resist. The modern sports car may not complete with a tonneau cover and minimalist interior fitments, but they bring the same raw excitement that their forbearers brought when you were young. Sports car hire in London offer you the unique opportunity of driving an Audi TT, Porsche Cayman and 911, Mercedes SL400 and Audi R8. For an absolute thrill that is reserved for the rich and famous you can even hire an Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari California or Lamborghini Huracan.
For those of you that may have forgotten what it feels like to be strapped to a high performance engine and little else, let’s spend a bit of time and look at what you can expect if you decide to rent a Porsche 911.
Just as you have changed over the years, so has the 911. The original 911 used a rear mounted air cooled engine, today the engine is still in the rear but it is water cooled. There is also an unbelievable increase in performance; the first 911s developed 130 HP, today the 3.4 litre engine develops a whopping 350 HP, the Carrera S version even more. Although you will not be able to experience the total performance on the motorway, on the track the 911 can hit speeds approaching 180 mph and it can accelerate from zero to 60 in a breathtaking four seconds.
With all this power, the car purrs like a kitten, the handling characteristics are far and away some of the best. This car will get you to where you want to be quickly and equally important, in style and comfort.
The combination of sportiness and unabashed luxury makes the Porsche 911 an ideal vehicle for high end city life as well as cruising on the open road.