Driving an exotic car is like wearing a tailored suit while everybody else is in jeans: you’re going to turn heads.
To get the look and feel of a luxury car, you don’t have to spend $100,000 on the latest European model, because, believe it or not, many of the Lamborghinis you see cruising South Beach are actually rentals. Whether you’re looking for luxury transportation to and from your condo or just an excuse to live like a celebrity for a day, here are three ways to rent a car in Miami in style.
Lou La Vie
For the VIP experience in Miami, visit Lou La Vie. You’ll have your pick of exotic vehicles usually only driven by superstars. Lou La Vie’s showroom looks like a hip gallery with white walls filled with pop art and the floor sprinkled with cars that could pass as sculptures. Run your hand along the sleek contours of Maseratis and black Range Rovers while you weave your way to the jaw-dropping Lamborghini Aventador. This Italian car’s lines are razor sharp, and its doors swing upward. Once you’re behind the wheel, a Lou La Vie pro gives you a tutorial on all the buttons and levers, and then takes you on a test drive. You can drive the Lambo off the floor, or Lou La Vie can deliver it right to your hotel or home.
Hertz Dream Cars
Another option is to rent a car from a national company such as Hertz, which has an entire line devoted to Dream Cars. Step off your plane at Miami International Airport and pick up the keys to your Porsche or Ferrari at the Hertz counter, just as you would for any other car. The weather in Miami is ideal for a convertible, so rent the Ferrari California and cruise along Ocean Drive with the top down. Feel the warm ocean air as it blows through your hair and smile like the star that you are. This is the kind of ride that stops people in their tracks, and you should expect to get some thumbs up from pedestrians and fellow drivers.
Loews Miami Beach
If you’d rather avoid the hassle of renting a car, book a room at Loews Miami Beach hotel, which has a wild perk: complimentary FIATs. Loews partners with the FIAT to offer four distinct models to guests of the Miami hotel. All you have to do is reserve your car online and picked it up in the lobby. You can choose to go behind the wheel for a three-hour spin or to be chauffeured around town. Either way, you can open the SUV’s dual sunroofs and admire the art deco district’s architecture through a nearly 360-degree panoramic view. And if you like what you drive, FIAT will be happy to sell you one to take home.