Top 5 Luxury and Exotic Cars for the Mayweather-McGregor Fight in Vegas
The countdown is well underway for the dramatic fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, scheduled for August 26 at T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fan anticipation is off the charts. For example, when the fighters went to Los Angeles to promote the fight, more than 20,000 people showed up.
The 27-year-old McGregor is the UFC’s Featherweight champion. He hails from Dublin, Ireland. In December 2015, he won the title with a win over Brazil’s Jose Aldo, a man who had not lost for a decade. It took McGregor all of 13 seconds to achieve that feat. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters in boxing history, which could be pivotal in avoiding McGregor’s all-out, manic assault. The longtime champion is 13 years older than McGregor, so fending off the UFC fighter’s blows is one key to success.
Mayweather turned professional after he won a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics. As a professional, he has known nothing but victory – 49 wins, with 26 of them knockouts. If Mayweather prevails, it will be his 50th consecutive victory. Coincidentally, Rocky Marciano’s final record was also 49-0, so a win here would move Mayweather ahead of him on the all-time list.
Exotic and Luxury Car Rentals for the Fight
Are you flying to Vegas for the “Fight of the Century” between Mayweather and McGregor? Here are the top 5 exotic and luxury car rentals CarHopper offers for your consideration.
1. McLaren 570S
Cruisin’ the straightaway Strip in a McLaren 570S is a sublime pleasure, although the performance of the 570S on winding roads is even more impressive. At some point during your Vegas adventure, head up to Mount Charleston to experience the agility of this automotive thoroughbred.
Swing open those distinctive dihedral doors to settle into a carbon-fiber tub bracketed by aluminum body panels. Comfortably cradled in contoured leather seats, you will bask in the recognition that is inevitable in a McLaren.
This precisely engineered masterpiece is powered by a mid-mounted 562-hp engine capable of 443 lb-ft of torque. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 will launch this lightweight, 3,200-lb supercar from a standing start to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. The seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission gives the fortunate motorist plenty of control. Select from three shifting modes – normal, sport or track.
2. Lambo Huracan Spyder
Heads will turn as you arrive in this golden-yellow Lamborghini Huracan Spyder. The massive V10 engine, all-wheel-drive engineering, and 20-inch tires make for exhilarating cornering.
The 602 horses and 413 lb-ft of torque can propel the 3,650-lb Huracan Spyder from zero to 60 mph in a brisk 2.8 seconds. This 200 mph+ supercar completes the quarter-mile in only 10.6 seconds. The transmission is well-suited to ultra-high performance Huracan – at 65 mph, you will still find yourself in second gear.
3. Ferrari 488
This beautiful black Ferrari 488 with folding hardtop is equally capable in a quick sprint from a green light, or when touring the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding mountains and canyons. In 2015, Top Gear appropriately named the Ferrari 488 the “Supercar of the Year.”
Handling is precise, as befits a Ferrari. As the Los Angeles Times puts it, you’ll “dive in and out of corners.” Still, a special “comfort” selection resets the suspension for great touring. Kick back and savor the premium JBL audio during your journey to the big fight and beyond.
Two twin-scroll turbochargers help the 3.9-liter engine generate a noteworthy 670 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. The F1-style, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is manufactured by Gretag. The Ferrari 488 employs all this power to whisk occupants from zero to 60 mph in as little as 3.0 seconds. The quarter-mile takes a mere 10.5 seconds. Brembo brakes offer prodigious stopping power.
4. Lamborghini Gallardo
This white Lamborghini Gallardo will deliver you and a lucky partner to the fight for the ages in memorable fashion. This low-slung, nimble beauty is one of the more exotic of the exotic car rentals.
The 5.2-liter V-10 sends profound amounts of power to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. According to Motor Trend, the powerplant generates 550 horsepower at 8000 rpm. The open design of the black-spoked wheels reveals some seriously large brake rotors that will help you maintain control of this powerful two-seater wherever your Vegas adventure may take you.
The suspension is stiff enough to give the driving enthusiast thrills aplenty on hairpin curves. This Lambo’s soft rubber will fastidiously grip the asphalt of the Vegas Strip.
5. McLaren Mp4
Belt yourself into the cockpit of a McLaren Mp4, and be treated to an exhilarating, yet street-legal experience. This red, gull-winged example of contemporary automotive art. Settle into the carbon-fiber tub, and you’ll discover surprisingly ample leg and headroom.
The mid-mounted 3.8-liter V8 kicks out 616 horses and 443 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty, considering the many lightweight components in the Mp4 shave the weight down to the 3,300-lb range. All that power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission with manual shifting mode. From a standing start, the Mp4 can have its occupants moving at 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. The quarter-mile test is complete in 10.8 seconds.
McLaren’s proactive chassis control adjusts the damping at each corner. In “track” mode, stiffening nearly eliminates pitch and dive. In “normal” mode, this supercar handles rough roads with aplomb.
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