With the summer months bathing Europe in fine sunshine, a luxury supercar rental has never been so appealing. Putting your foot down on an open European road, with the response echoing from a roaring V12 engine, is a fantasy that many only dream of. Live out your driving fantasy this summer with your dream European road trip.
You could cruise along the B500 in the Black Forest; head to the Jabbeke straight, where the first Jaguar E-Type was pushed to over 150mph; drive along the French Riviera, admiring the pristine back drop of the Mediterranean. Whereve you choose to go, you’re sure to enjoy it to the fullest in your Ferrari F12 or Aston Martin Vanquish. We have selected a few of our favourites driving roads and destinations that we think have to be included in your trip:
London is always a great place to start. Although one of the most densely populated cities in the world, the capital does offer a unique driving experience all the same. Though speed and a chance to test out the handling of your luxury supercar are not top of the bill, there is the chance to see some incredible sights along the way.
Take a tour down The Mall, wave to Her Majesty the Queen as you pass Buckingham Palace and make your way down the famous Embankment to cross one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Crossing Tower Bridge can sometimes be an arduous journey but it’s one you have to take at least once in your life.
If your next stop is Paris, and we very much think it should be, there are a number of ways to get there but we’d suggest you take the route through to Brighton and on the ferry at Newhaven to Dieppe. By going this slightly unorthodox route you get to enjoy the splendour of the Sussex Downs and can even have the chance to enjoy a piece of Brighton rock on the way.
Once you have experienced the glamour of the French capital, enjoyed a patisserie or three and made your way carefully down the Champs Elysees you’ll find the open road ahead of you for where we think should be your next stop; Nice and the French Riviera.
The drive to Nice can be done in two ways, both equally as beneficial for different reasons. If your luxury supercar rental is something like the McLaren 650 S then you might enjoy the expansive highways down towards Nice. These roads are a little more expensive, due to tolls, than taking the longer route but you can be sunning yourself on the shores of the Riviera in 9 hours or less depending on how far you open the taps of your speedster. This option even gives you the chance to stop of at the wonderful cities of Dijon, famed for its incredible cuisine and Lyon with its incredibly heavy cultural experiences.
Another option could be to take a more scenic route through the twisting French Countryside passing through Orleans, Clermont Ferrand and Avignon before breezing past the multicultural and always eventful port of Marseille and on to the ever gorgeous Nice.
This is where the drive becomes a drive which dreams are made of. Who hasn’t fantasised about cruising along the French Riviera in a luxurious Bentley GTC or Ferrari California with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as the glistening sea reminds you what driving is all about: freedom.
For any great road trip through Europe you have to make your way to Milan. The Italian city offers so much in the way of luxury, fashion, impeccable cuisine and gorgeous scenery; and the best way to get there is the coastal road through San Remo. This route differs from the more mountainous inland road as it gives you the views of the Mediterranean for almost the entire journey. Enjoy the sound of your thunderous V8 engine as you pass through tunnels and feel the glamour of the Riviera the whole way to Milan.
There are countless ways to plan the ultimate road trip across Europe in; as long as you have the right supercar, you’ll be sure to have the trip of your life. Contact Luxury & Services to discuss your supercar rental requirements.