How does rent luxury cars in Europe
What is different from the usual luxury car rental? To find out, I went to Geneva, pre-booked through the internet a very unusual car ...
You can choose a specific model
Leader industry - come as if from the last century. Conservative layout. Covered with gold logo with a simple slogan. Simple design. But the main thing here is not to ... Book does not begin with a trip to date, and on the location as well as the brand and model of the car. And only then - date. This is not similar to how modern brokers and rental office, ensuring only the class of the car, but not its mark or, especially, a model. The business model is slightly different high-end rental from Avis or Europcar, and, moreover, by many brokers.
The basic idea - to offer wealthy individuals at high prices precisely the cars that they are interested in ensuring not only a model, but also choose a complete set and, in some cases, even the color. That is, if you ordered a yellow Lamborghini Huracán or black Maybach S-Class, you'll get exactly it, period.
There are no queues at the counter rental
The first visual contrast to the elite rental - on arrival you do not need to go to the rental counter. You with a sign meets a friendly man in a suit who takes your luggage and takes away the car, standing just inside the entrance to the terminal, where it draws all the papers.
It's really cool cars
Least a cool car, available in the park, there are hundreds of cars across Europe - this Mini Cooper Limited Edition (from 60 euros a day, 300 kilometers daily limit). Further, all limited only by your imagination flying and the size of the purse. Mercedes E 250Cabriolet, BMW 428i xDrive Convertible Sport Line, Audi R8 V10, Ferrari F458 Spider, Ferrari California T, Tesla Signature Roadster - this is not a complete list of available cars.
There are crossovers Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe, Porsche Cayenne S, and even large "SUVs" - Range Rover Vogue 5.0L V8 SC, Mercedes G 63 AMG.
Rent Aston Martin DBS or McLaren MP4-12C Spider will cost around 950 euros a day, and the price includes a daily mileage of less than 150 km ...! Next - 3-4 euros per kilometer. The minimum age for the driver - 28 years, one must have two credit cards. Rent a "normal" car is cheaper, for example, the new BMW 730Ld xDrive Berlina worth from 310 euros per night, BMW I8 - from 440 euros.
Speaking of prices, it is worth considering that this is only the minimum fare - in a season, in the days of different events prices are significantly higher.
It is noteworthy that all the models are not simple "rolling" trim - is a limited edition cars, or with the optional trim. For example, if the Porsche 911, the Service Sport Chrono, if crossover Mercedes - the AMG and so on.
Also, the rolling park immediately bought all new items - for example, BMW 730LD Xdrive Berlina, Porsche 718 Boxter S, Porsche 911Carrera 4S Cabriolet. All that customers felt like a little bit more equal than their neighbors in the wealthy European flow.
Of course, for that you pay more than the usual box office, but the money for the company's customers are less important than the satisfaction of their requirements and good service.
There are some in the elite rental and special events, for example, Tesla Model S can be "cut out" for 250 euros per day instead of the standard seven hundred.
But do not forget that the franchise in this case - not less than 5000 euros, and for every scratch wheels with your card withdraw 360 euros.
together with the car you get free bonuses are different - from the wi-fi router with unlimited traffic in the glove compartment, to the water, napkins, nuts and so on.
You can not get behind the wheel
An important part of the elite rental business - rent a car with driver.
Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Bentley Flying Spur. Machines can be booked for both transfers (for example, from the airport to the hotel) and on an hourly basis. Rental price - 151 euros per hour for the S-Class, up to twice the amount for a cool car. Rent a minivan V-Class with seven passenger seats and look at all like a gift - a total of 116 euros for a transfer from Geneva airport to the city center.
As for the airport, then there is one more service - VIP shuttle on arrival (270 euros if up to three passengers) or flight (300 euros for one or 400 for three). The service includes delivery of a limo straight from the plane (or him), and, in the event of departure, visit the VIP lounge at the airport.
You can drive the
Yes, expensive, cool, but how to take cool car and drive on it? In Switzerland, the famous strictest rules of the road, this is not possible. In neighboring France, unlimited autobahns are not. But ... for high-end rental clients out there.
Since many people specially take good car under the spiritual tourist trip, specially for their discount group tours to neighboring countries, which are included in the price corresponding to the level of your ability hotels and restaurants. The route is also designed in advance, and if it passes through Germany, it includes a maximum of unlimited autobahns. Using the configurator on the website, you can collect a tour of their dreams, starting from the proposed route.
For example, a 800-kilometer-long five-day tour from Geneva to Monte Carlo for two will cost 4000 euros, this amount will include transfers to hotels and airports, 3 days behind the wheel of Porsche Boxter S, 4 nights in three-star hotels. The route and all the interesting point will be reflected on the screen of a special GPS-navigator.
If we change the Porsche to Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, add the escort car with a guide (among other things, he radioed to tell you when it is safe imbedded), overnight stay in five stars, write the program inspection route F1 in Monaco, and walk on spidbotah in Côte d'Azur, the cost will amount to 13 thousand euros for two.
Another "feature" tours are not advertised, but that it allows you to get more fun from the drive. The fact that the routes at the request of clients, including paving of private roads that are good for people sometimes overlap, the police are not there and the speed limit at this point do not work.
That's about as arranged rental of luxury cars in Europe, and in particular, in Switzerland. You can only add, that is not always the customers - it's rich. For example, often expensive cars take over the corporate account executives who need to clearly look at the important negotiations. Business is the same everywhere, and even in Switzerland is important, what car did you come to meet ...