Everything was going fine from the start until the testers reached 150 miles per hour. Out of the blue, something happened they didn’t expect.
While just sitting at Koenigsegg One:1’s passenger seat as it began to attack the wet runway somewhere in between being chased by a wild bull and a skydive kind of feeling. But as it was demonstrated back at the factory, even with all such conditions that the experts were expecting when they tested the car back in Sweden, one of the fastest supercars in the world can be controlled, or so they say.
It has been raining the entire day and One:1 was struggling to put out its amazingly enormous power on the slick pavement wherein it formerly served as the test track for Koenigsegg. The engine was roaring while the car was sliding and squirming as its twin-turbocharged V8 came to a boost. Even when the stability control was switched on and was continuously working, it was struggling to find its grip. While it was running on regular pump gasoline, it means that it was producing 1161 horsepower. It can reach up to 1341 horsepower and 1011 pound-feet torque when it is fueled with the E85. Either way, which can be quite a twist to see compared to the rear Michelins can deliver through the wet tarmac. Taking a look at the instrument display, you can already see that the wheels will only stop spinning when it passes the 125 miles per hour mark. It is also the time when there was serious aerodynamic downforce that started to push the car back on the track.
After a couple of things that went on that couldn’t be remembered since they were of least concern, the experts were able to experience the full and brutal accelerating performance of this car.
Funny fact: According the the UK DVLA and DVLA test checker it is actually illegal to take your test in this car! If that doesn’t sure raw power then I don’t know what does!
There were more – that jarring suddenness wherein the car tries to snap sideways. Even though the runway was still going through the undiminished rate, it is coming through the passenger window. Taking a look at the cockpit showed how it is no longer part of the show. The one who drove the car during the test showed a face making it clear that they are going through an unscripted moment riding on a $2.8 million hypercar. He then holds up the slide briefly then it went through a sensation of shifting the momentum and the swinging back of the pendulum. There wasn’t enough different lock to match up on this one, wherein sideways turns into backward through the edge of the runway.
There were a lot of thoughts to ponder about with what happened during the test. First, experts were wondering if what would happen if they finished the upside down in a car that comes with scissor-hinged doors. Next, the ones keeping and maintaining the standards have slipped quite a little since the air force of Sweden have vacated the place around 12 years in the past. As the car was approaching the edge of the runway, it seems the whole place look more like putting up more stuff rather than space.
Most of us, if you don’t have £200k+ to spend on a supercar, will have to rent these from a supplier for a limited time. This time is usually either 1 day or a weekend. Although this might not seem like a lot of time, this can actually be enough to see whether or not the car is for you. Or at least if it is good for you. Getting to drive one of these beasts even if it is just for the day is one of the best things you can do (with a weekend) as a result I wanted to make a quick article with information from supercar hire UK to discuss what the top 3 best supercars to rent are. This data is based on price, popularity, speed and style. Hope you enjoy.
1.) Lamborghini Huracan
Heading up our list is the most popular Lamborghini of 2016. This is a car that looks like it should be on every boys bedroom. It’s the poster model for cars and you can see why. The shape and style is incredible, again you would expect nothing less of Lamborghini. The stats and speed are again what you should come to expect from this Italian giant. It’s 0-60 speed is 2.80 seconds. That’s only a fraction of a second slower than supercars that cost 10x as much. I’m talking the Koenigsegg and Bugatti to name a few. If you were looking to rent the Huracan for a day you’d be looking in the range of £800 per day or £2500 per weekend. Not for the cheap or faint hearted!
2.) Ferrari Dino
Unlike the Lamborghini the Dino comes into our list in number 2 position based on a couple of reasons. The car itself is nothing compared to the other 2 on the list when it comes to speed or power. But that’s not the reason people love this beautiful machine. Instead the Dino charms the heart. It’s old appeal or classic car appeal as it is now official one, will melt the heart of any car enthusiast. The car that brought Ferrari firmly onto the map and one that continues to perform even decades after its initial release. The shape that “shaped” the rest of the supercar generation to come and with the drive that at the time of release was revolutionary. Rental prices vary but can start from £900 per day.
3.) Aston Martin DB9
The James Bond in you knows you love this automobile. One of the most famous car brands on the planet, famous for being the supercar in every James Bond movie. The DB9 is the classic shape of Aston Martin. Known to be incredibly quick and also light, the DB9 is a machine for someone who respects the Aston brand. Rental prices do vary for the DB9 but most car hire companies start around only £400 per day, which is a steal to be seen and drive in this majestic machine for 24 hours!
Sometimes some of the best cars you can drive don’t just come from single day hires. For example a company that specialises in aston martin track days have a huge range which you can drive (around a track) on a small one-day fee of about £400. This includes lunch, breakfast and driving of 4 supercars of your choice. That’s a great deal to anyone looking to drive a number of cars in a small period of time!
Before we even start we know this is going to be a high number. The current RRP of this car is £200,000. Which actually compared to the general hire price is good value. The issue is these cars are very rare. Even in your “local” Ferrari garage they will generally only have 1 on the showroom floor and none in the “back”. The reason is due to the sheer value of the car. But at £100,000 for a second hand model you can appreciate the huge value this car carries.
These specs are pretty much what we have come to expect from the Ferrari brand now. They mix control, power and style. The engine is a V8, generating a 570 brake horsepower. With a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds and a quarter mile time of 11 seconds. That is some serious accelerations.
The interiors are what you would expect from the Italian giant. From the individuals who first brought the tanned leather interior they go back to their stylish roots with Italian leather mixed with the Ferrari logo red. The steering wheel alone costs £5,000 to replace and I dread to the think what the seats cost to clean, so maybe keep the kids and the dog out of this one.
The price to rent one of these beautiful cars is around £900 per 24 hour period. Approximately £1400 for a weekend and a staggering £2,500 for a week with this supercar. That is one expensive week for sure. These prices taken from the official Ferrari Hire website in the UK. Prices in Europe and North America may vary but generally will be roughly the same price per time.
One of the few cars there may be some value in purchasing over hiring. Most of the time on this site I preach you should only rent supercars and never ever own them as they are a highly depreciating asset. But this car seems to be the exception. It’s been on the market for the long time but the price isn’t coming down. This is the sign of a great car and one that won’t lose its value quite as quick as other Ferrari or supercar models. My main recommendation though is to simply get in the car by whatever means necessary. Experience this truly great supercar, and one of the best Ferrari’s ever created in the last 3 decades.
To give you an idea of how good this car really is, I think you should start by watching the below video, it’s a review by the team at fifth gear of the Huracan.
The basic specs for the Lambo is right and the engine stats above, but these specs really don’t tell the whole story. I sound like a salesman for the car but the real story starts when you get into this beast, the interior is fine, smooth and stylish. And as always from the outside a Lamborghini is going to look gorgeous. Nowadays its more than just about the car its about how it makes you feel, and when you think about how a Lambo makes you feel, I think it just makes you smile, at 600BHP it makes you smile quickly too. Below are the models of the Huracan.
There are 4 main models of Huracan. All of which are beautiful.
The first is the Huracan Coupe – This is the “basic” model with all the specs you see about. Image below.
The next on the list is the Huracan Spyder – Personally my favourite model of the 4 and the quickest on the list too.
Next up is the 3rd model of the Huracan series and that’s below, very similar but less “extreme” than the Spyder model if you ask me.
So as you can see this car is not only beautiful inside and out, it is also very powerful, but all of this is what you would expect from any supercar, let alone one of the most successful supercar brands of all time. So what’s next? We need to look at the customer reviews, and for this we need you! The people who have tested this car, rented or even purchase one of the models. We are looking for people who can give us detailed reviews and be unbiased. We will be looking ourselves into a Lamborghini track day in the future, but until we have one lined up we need reviews!
All things go is a blog dedicated to the fastest supercars, muscle cars and racecars on the market. Our team will independently review a car and then write a detailed review of what we thought, some weeks this might be from personal experience or when we took a specific car for a track day. Other days this might be done by another individual who has researched from multiple different sources, nevertheless the end opinion will be unbias and correct!
The first car we will be reviewing is the Lamborghini Huracan in about 3 days time…. We look forward to seeing you.