[review] Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Coupe. Ferrari California. Ferrari F430 Spyder. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Bentley Continental GTC. Maserati Grancabrio. Aston Martin DB9 Volante. Bentley Flying Spur. BMW M3. Mercedes Benz S550. Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Audi R8 V10 Spyder.
These are not Teenage Dreams. This fantasy is for grown-ups only. It’s the in-house fleet of exotic rental car company Signature Car Collection, a company comprised of a group of hardcore car guys who have a passion for the luxury beasts they own and rent to the public. And one of these bad boys can be yours. For a weekend or two, at least. It’s not a mode of transportation—it’s a lifestyle. It’s the roar of an engine and the heat of the wind, an ounce of adrenaline and the touch of tiptronic paddles on your fingertips. It’s the soul of a man versus the soul of a machine…and we just love when both worlds collide.
It’s the soul of a man versus the soul of a machine…and we just love when both worlds collide.
There’s something about the escape in a luxury car rental that’s incredibly appealing. It’s not what you drive to work Monday through Friday, it’s not what your wife expects you to pick her up for dinner in. It’s not what the partners are expecting and not what your competitive colleagues are used to seeing you in. It’s the literal drive of a special occasion. A once in a lifetime late night escapade. Fire-breathing thoroughbreds, the Great Danes, Italian Mastiffs, and true hunting Hound Dogs of the engineering industry are at your disposal, via Signature Car Collection. It’s an indulgence worth savoring. Curves like you’ve never felt before…and that’s saying something.
Signature Car Collection’s business philosophy is pretty simple: they provide clients with a selection of the finest luxury and exotic vehicles. They are a full service concierge level rental company—this isn’t just about the car, it’s about the experience. Pick up, drop off, anytime, anywhere (okay, anywhere on the East Coast). If you pick up (which we suggest you do), you are visiting one of the most kickass showrooms we’ve ever seen.
The warehouse/showroom is based out of Newark, NJ—and while we know how hard it is to cross over to the Jersey side, this time it’s actually worth it. The Avenue A Club is home to a collection of vintage cars and motorcycles, an event center with a fully ventilated cigar lounge and world-class kitchen, a company service center specializing Lamborghinis and Ferraris, and Signature Car Collection rentals, completing the trifecta of a bonafide engineering and luxury automobile Disneyworld.
These cars aren’t chosen at random…each vehicle is vetted out and considered a perfect addition to the fleet before being added to the family. The guys running the show are fellow car aficionados so they know what’s up, which beasts to purchase, and how to take care of them.
We had the pleasure of driving around the newest addition to the team, the Audi R8 V10 Convertible Spyder. And oh. Oh goodness. The daily fleet deals range from $1,950 for a Lamborghini to $400 for a Mercedes Benz S550.
There’s no bullshit and not a whole lot of paperwork here, just VIP service and a kick ass car. Feel like a brand new man and make your mark.