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5 Supercars Featured in our Favorite Movies

Date: 02/26/2019

Who doesn’t love a good chase scene? We all have the picture of James Bond snaking through the streets of London engrained in our heads, or even the Fast and the Furious Crew avoiding the police. There have been so many great movies with exciting supercars, and we all have our favorite. For this reason, we’ve put together our list of the top supercars that are straight out of the Hollywood limelight. Best of all, you can rent any one of these at our San Diego Luxury Car rental showroom. Let’s take a look:

 

Bruce Wayne and the Lamborghini

Throughout the entire Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, Bruce Wayne has a love affair with Lamborghinis. In the first two, Bruce Wayne drives a Murcielago, but it all comes to a climax when he’s riding around in one of the best supercars on the planet in The Dark Knight Rises—the Lamborghini Aventador. This stunning 740-hp vehicle accelerates from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds and is the perfect car to disguise yourself in when you’re not out at night catching bad guys.  

 

Bad Boys and Porsche

Bad Boys is an iconic film, and the Porsche 964 was a crucial set piece for it. Besides showing the difference between the two main characters, played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, it’s a crucial part of the film’s final scenes when the characters race it down a runway to catch the movie’s antagonist. The Porsche GT3RS is the modern counterpart to the Porsche in the movie, with significant improvements in acceleration, handling and so much more. Are you ready to feel like you’re in a Michael Bay movie?

 

Grand Prix and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Grand Prix is one of the classic race films that define the genre. The movie tells the story of an American Formula 1 driver – played by actor James Garner, an actual racecar driver – competing in Europe. Shot on real tracks in Monza and Monaco, while not competing against racers, the film’s protagonist drives a classic 1966 Shelby GT350, tearing up the streets of Europe. You can get your chance behind the wheel of Shelby’s latest GT350, which puts out over 526 horsepower and is an absolute thrill to drive!

 

Golden Eye and the Red Ferrari

When people think of the James Bond movie franchise, Aston Martin usually comes to mind, being the car in the most recent adaptation of the films. However, one of the most exciting race scenes in the entire series is in the older film, GoldenEye. As James Bond is blasting down the road, a red Ferrari driven by a mysterious woman appears out of nowhere and speeds past him. The race was on! Of course, in reality, his Aston Martin would have never kept up with the blisteringly fast Ferrari. You can get behind the wheel of the incredible Ferrari 458 Spyder and feel what it’s like to race James Bond.

 

Lamborghini Huracan and Doctor Strange

Many car enthusiasts find it a little strange that Lamborghini gave the film a Huracan to destroy for the purpose of the movie. The supercar may have been ruined, but it plays a key role in the titular character’s transformation in a superhero. Lamborghini’s message, “drive our car and you’ll feel like a hero.” They weren’t exaggerating. The Huracan isn’t just a performance beast, but flat-out outperforms almost every other vehicle on the market. If you are ready to really open up the road, then you need to get behind the wheel of this amazing vehicle.

 

Drive Your Favorite Movie Supercar

 

The only thing better than watching our favorite supercars on the big screen is actually driving one. At our San Diego sports car rental showroom, you can have shot at driving one of these amazing vehicles.


Electric Sports Cars – Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Date: 02/06/2019

If you remember back about fifteen or twenty years ago, there were a lot of jokes about electric cars. Electric vehicles couldn’t travel fast or far and the few on the market were plagued with all kinds of problems. The idea of “electric sports car” was more of a joke than anything. But times change and so does technology. Now electric sports cars are breaking all kinds of records while not guzzling gallons of gasoline. In fact, because electric drivetrains are simpler, it makes maintenance easier and cars reliable. This guide will break down some of the key features of electric sports cars and where the industry is heading.

 

Power Doesn’t Have to be Loud

Most people have this idea that for a car to be powerful, it has to have a loud, rumbling engine. They probably think of old muscle cars like Ford Mustangs and Dodge Chargers. But even gasoline engines have gotten extremely more efficient and quieter over the last couple decades. In fact, some automakers even use “Soundaktors” or noise machines that produce revs, hums and all kinds of “signs of performance.”

 

Electric vehicles work differently. The best comparison is that gasoline-powered cars have to work up to get to high speeds while electric vehicles glide effortlessly from 0-60 in under 3 seconds.

 

Cars that Embrace Technology

This is another one of those strange myths that many people believe. There’s nothing wrong with classic cars, but would you use a cellphone made in 1997? Electric sports cars are supercomputers on wheels. It’s not just about speed, but overall performance. The car’s computer performs hundreds of millions of calculations per seconds adjusting everything from torque to tire pressure to give you the best handling imaginable.

 

They’re also practical. As fun as Ferraris and Lamborghinis are, you often have to worry about driving over a one-inch curb or you might scratch the underside. Likewise, if you put a few high intense laps around the track, you’ll need a mechanic to take a look at everything. The all-electric sports car gives you the freedom to really take it out on the road and on a real adventure around the country.

 

What’s the Best to Drive?

The Tesla Roadster was the first electric sports car to really show electric cars aren’t what they used to be. The updated model which Tesla will release in 2020 sets the 0-60 world record of 1.9 seconds— the quickest for any street legal vehicle. Until that car hits the market, there’s no competition with the BMW i8.

 

The BMW i8 is a visually stunning high-performance vehicle. It’s a gas-electric hybrid giving you a huge amount of flexibility. This hybrid gives you a taste of where vehicles are headed over the next fifteen years while its design wouldn’t seem out of place in a BMW showroom in the year 2050. As a mid-engine supercar, it offers a potent combination of performance and handling perfect for carving along the coastal roads. Plus, you have all electric power for when you want it, and gasoline for you need it.

 

Get Your Taste of Electric Sports Cars

Electric sports cars are the wave of the future. Over the next few years, not just Tesla, but also Ferrari, Lamborghini and others will be putting theirs on the market. But you can get your taste of the future now at San Diego Prestige where you can rent the incredible BMW i8.


Leasing vs. Renting the Lamborghini Huracan

Date: 01/30/2019

Here’s the scene: you deserve to drive a luxury car because you’ve worked hard for that privilege. But alas, you know the financial burden that comes along with the depreciation of a brand new car, so leasing or renting are your next best options.

When it comes to the Lamborghini Huracan specifically, there are certain variables that make this decision even more complex than other luxury cars. In order to help you make the best decision, let’s take a look at some of the factors you should keep in mind when deciding whether to go through with a lease or rental.

What Does a Lease Entail?

In general, leases involve you paying a monthly fee for a car for an average of about 36 months, and then giving the car back. One benefit of a lease is that the warranty and/or dealership will often cover minor repairs that need to be done on the car.

The caveat to this whole deal is that there are limits to how many miles you can drive. With all of these factors and more to consider, it’s important to know how to get a good lease deal.

But Why Would I Rent?

While the above lease information may sound good and well, think about this: What if you decide to travel for a month? What if you get tired of your current vehicle after 6 months, and you’re left with 30 more months on your lease term? These situations can turn into a total waste of money for you, money that you worked hard for. That said, renting may be the best opportunity in the long-term.

If you didn’t know, there are many luxury car rental services out there that will allow you to rent their vehicles for months at a time. With these types of deals, you have the opportunity to try out a variety of vehicles to find out what fits your needs the most before committing to a long-term lease or purchase.

How Will You Drive It?

When it comes to a Lamborghini Huracan lease or rental, another thing to consider is how you intend on driving the vehicle. This car is a precision machine designed with very intricate and complex motors.

If you were to lease the car, you would be responsible for any major repairs that are not covered by the warranty. Additionally, a lease would put a cap on the maximum amount of miles you are allowed to drive the car, risking overage penalties charging you for every mile over that limit you go. On occasion, these overage charges can be around .25 cents a mile which does not seem like a lot, but will certainly add up fast.

If you decide to rent the car, the repair cost risks are eliminated, as your own insurance is used to ensure the safety of the vehicle. Rental companies are not at nearly as much risk as dealerships because their renters are already preapproved as excellent drivers through their previous insurance companies.  

Final Decisions

All in all, your final decision really comes down to the long-term financial practicality. A lease can be a waste of money because of the long-term commitment to a vehicle that may lose its appeal after a few months of use. A rental can give you all the benefits of driving a supercar, without any of the long term financial burden. If you decide to rent the Lamborghini Huracan, and end up falling in love with it, then you know the rental was money well spent for the sense of security in knowing that the vehicle was right for you.

For all of your luxury car rental needs in the San Diego area, contact San Diego Prestige.


San Diego’s Prestige Under New Ownership

Date: 01/24/2019

luxury car rental San Diego PrestigeWhile you may be familiar with San Diego Prestige, the yacht, and luxury car rental company, you may be unaware of the change in ownership that happened early last year. The young entrepreneur, Geoffrey Tizon, purchased the company from the previous owner and has big plans for the company’s future. The San Diego native, self-proclaimed car-enthusiast and “petrol-head”, is passionate about the industry and actively looks for new opportunities and ventures to explore.

 

When asked about how Prestige differs from any other car rental business in San Diego, Tizon simply states “We are a niche and one-of-a-kind business. Our direct competitors are large corporations, so it is important to show people that we go the extra mile to ensure that our customer’s personalized needs are catered to”.

 

Prestige’s Changes and the Shift to Customer Service

 

Upon the change in ownership, Tizon and his two business partners moved their office from La Jolla to Downtown San Diego. In conjunction with the physical relocation, Prestige also reformed their business model to adapt to the ever-changing market. Tizon and Co. recognize that they operate within a consumer-powered market, as businesses nowadays are rated and evaluated by Yelp reviews and social media posts, so they made a change to focus more on customer service.

 

The first change that took place was eliminating their pick-up and drop-off charges, which are now completely complimentary. In addition, they will provide these services 24/7, in hopes to achieve the ultimate convenience for their customers. Next, they added service to their business in which luxury car owners can offer their vehicles to be rented by Prestige and make money for themselves. This change came about from Tizon noticing other smartphone-based apps that offer similar services rising in popularity, and figured that this market trend would continue into the future.

 

Moving Forward

 

Tizon has big plans for Prestige, most of which include growing his current clientele and returning customers. However, he believes his long-term opportunities lie within penetrating new geographic markets and diversifying his services. Though none of which are set in stone, he’s actively keeping his eyes out for new trends and opportunities to capitalize on. Over and above all, Prestige wants San Diego to know that they are moving with the times and market, and hope to continue their success moving forward.

New Deals and Promotions

 

Whether you’re in San Diego for a business trip, or you’re a native who is looking to have fun for a weekend, you can count on Prestige to hook you up with a premier luxury rental car that won’t break the bank. Along with the broad company changes came a new collection of discounts on their most popular cars:

 

 

Please feel free to contact San Diego Prestige for all of your car and yacht rental or chauffeur service needs. We look forward to hearing from you.  

 

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5 Luxury Cars You Need To Rent When Visiting San Diego

Date: 01/11/2019

San Diego is a driver’s city. You can cruise along the coasts, through the mountains and zoom your way down the countless interstates, highways, and back roads. With over 300 days of sunny weather each year, every day is an opportunity to get out and explore the amazing sights and sounds of the region. If you want to make the most out of your San Diego adventure, then check out some of these great luxury car rental options.

 

1. Taste of the Future: BMW i8

The BMW i8 is tomorrow’s car here today. Rated as one of the top cars of 2018, this supercar changes any idea you might have about electric vehicles. It’s blisteringly fast topping out at 155 mph while also featuring some incredible handling making it perfect for the winding coastal roads near La Jolla.

 

2. Speed Machine: Lamborghini Aventador

San Diego car rentals don’t get any better than this. The Aventador is every person’s dream car, but driving this 740 HP supercar is not for the faint of heart. With its V12 engine and incredible sleek design, this car is ready to roar down the road. For even people whose daily driver is a Porsche or Corvette, this will feel like jumping into a fighter jet. Think you are ready?

 

3. Luxury & Comfort: Cadillac Escalade ESV

An SUV is a vehicle for when you are traveling with your family or a group of friends. The Escalade ESC is Cadillac’s flagship SUV and is perfect for embodying comfort and elegance. It’s the ideal choice for chauffeur services and can seat up to eight people and still have additional space for luggage. The interior is richly appointed and packed with an amazing array of features for you to enjoy.

 

4. Comfort & Speed: Maserati Quattroporte

When it comes to luxury car rentals, many people feel like they either have to choose between comfort and performance. Maserati’s Quattroporte is the perfect balance of the two with its refined and culture taste and comfortable interior uniquely designed for business pioneers, but with a hidden beast of an engine underneath. Beneath this luxury, is a 410 HP Twin Turbo V6 engine that goes from 0-60 in just over four seconds.

 

5. The New American Classic: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Shelby Edition Mustangs have long been hailed as one of the best American muscle cars. The Mustang is a true classic brought into the 21st century combining the best of the Shelby production team’s experience with modern technology. This 526 HP, manual speed machine is one of a limited edition set and a real privilege to drive.

 

Luxury Car Rentals to Suit Any Preference

Whether you are a young executive taking a much-needed vacation or bringing the whole family for an adventure, we have an amazing selection of vehicles for you to enjoy. We are your ultra-luxury car rental experts and have something to suit everybody’s tastes. Contact us to hear about even more of the many vehicles we have at our showroom so you can have a truly unique vacation experience.