Upgrade your Hamptons getaway with a luxury car
Along eastern Long Island’s South Fork you will find the Hamptons, a series of 20 seaside enclaves, with some seaside and others inland. The Hamptons attract leisure-seeking NYC residents and pleasure-seeking international visitors alike.
Bask in the summer sun along one of the expansive beaches, or wander inland amidst 18th-century farmhouses and designer boutiques. Attend a wine tasting at a local vineyard by day, and revel in the gyrating lights of one of the trendy hotspots by night.
Looking for the perfect luxury car rental for your next getaway to the Hamptons? How about a Lamborghini, Bentley or Ferrari? Better yet, how about a convertible meticulously designed and built by one of these famous luxury performance car makers? Here are three exotic car rentals to consider.
The Spyder is the convertible version of the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. It is a thoroughly modern Lambo, through and through. The low-slung, gorgeously stylized two-seater readily slices through onshore breezes with aerodynamic efficiency.
The 5.2-liter, 10-cylinder engine boasts 602 horses and 413 lb-ft of torque. Pick the driving mode that blends perfectly with your Hamptons getaway, whether you’re off to the sprawling sands of Westhampton Beach or a succulent seafood dinner in Montauk.
The distinctly angular design is reminiscent of a stealth fighter, although you will be anything but invisible as you pull up at that pool party at a seaside estate in East Hampton. Fighter jet-like acceleration results in a brisk, 2.8-second time in the classic zero-to-60 test. According to Car and Driver, the standing quarter-mile can be completed in just 10.6 seconds, reaching 201 mph along the way.
The convertible design is so well-executed that conversations are effortless, even when traversing the Long Island Expressway at 70 mph. Should an afternoon shower roll in, the Spyder’s lid takes just 17 seconds to retract, and you can do it at speeds up to 31 mph.
The aluminum and carbon-fiber frame is as light as it is rigid and responsive. You will delight in the precise cornering, even at prodigious expressway speeds. Highly responsive paddle shifters on the steering column make passing on those two-lane backroads nearly effortless.
Since the purchase of a Huracan Spyder will set you back a cool quarter-million dollars, an exotic car rental seems an absolute bargain by comparison.
Bentley Continental GTC Convertible
The stately residences along the Westhampton shoreline are a perfect backdrop for the Bentley Continental GTC. The “C” denotes the convertible version of this tour de force of 21st century automotive design.
If you love the idea of precise handling in a convertible, the Continental GTC aims to please. Bentley says it is the stiffest open top vehicles on the planet, giving you the opportunity to blend open-air pleasure with exhilarating handling. Even the open-air conversion is well-executed – the three-layer fabric top unfurls in just 25 seconds.
The Bentley Continental GTC is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 with twin turbochargers. This massive engine is capable of generating 567 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. From a standing start, Car and Driver says the GTC will hit 60 mph in a quick 4.4 seconds, and it will complete the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds.
Those fortunate enough to reside in the well-appointed cabin will find supple leather beautifully matched to gorgeous wood veneers. The cabin is also appointed with advanced electronics, including an 8-in touchscreen display and 30 GB infotainment system. Toss two full-sized suitcases in the generous trunk, and you’ll be prepared for every aspect of your adventure in the Hamptons.
Ferrari is, of course, one of the most iconic of the Italian car makers. For seven decades, it’s been headquartered in Maranello, a town near Bologna in northern Italy. An exotic car rental of a Ferrari 458 Spider will make for the most memorable of getaways to the Hamptons. Follow an afternoon of shopping in Southampton with a night at the dance clubs of East Hampton.
The mid-engine design and F1-inspired suspension help make the Spider one pure sports car. The fact that you can cruise the Sunrise Highway with the wind blowing through your hair, or that of your companion, is an added bonus. Consider all the photo opportunities on Montauk Point. The famed lighthouse is the perfect backdrop for images of this classic Ferrari.
According to Motor Trend, the 4.5-liter, V8 powerplant offers 562 hp at 9000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm. All the power is fed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. When it is time to corral all that power, the ceramic brakes will efficiently bring the Spider to a quick stop.
With the Ferrari 458 Spider, sublime performance and intense styling add immeasurably to the sensory excitement of this convertible two-seater.
Arrange for Your Luxury Car Rental
At CarHopper, it’s easy to complete your reservation for that perfect exotic car rental. Simply open our website or app (Android or Apple), review all currently available vehicles and reserve your favorite one. In addition to the ultra-luxe models noted above, we also offer a fine selection of Porsches, Jaguars, Corvettes, Mercedes, Cadillacs and Range Rovers. Select a sporty two-seater, a seven-passenger luxury SUV or anything in between.
We’d welcome the opportunity to set you up with the perfect exotic car rental for your adventure in the Hamptons. Should you have any questions, please contact us today!