Given the Coronavirus predicament, social distancing and other public safety measures, people have resisted from engaging in their usual weekend activities. Going to the cinema or attending parties are rare to see even on Insta stories these days.
Nonetheless, there is yet a safe, rich experience that can induce an incredible adrenaline rush. Let me explain: Picture yourself driving down Emirates Road with a lovely exhaust note screaming alongside you. The car transmission shifts rapidly to keep up with the accelerating speed of the car on the 12-lane highway road. Essentially, you can think of it as your socially-distant roller coaster. This is the thrill of renting an exotic car for the weekend. You’re wrapped in a cocoon of luxury and speed, whilst maintaining safety amidst this pandemic. So, without further ado, here are five of the best cars, you can lease for a weekend of thrill and adventure.
The 488 spider is a gorgeous 2-door convertible supercar that has an aggressive side, accompanied by plenty of comfort. The 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 engine produces 661hp and 760nm of torque. This power pushes the car to 100 km/h in a mere 3.0 seconds, and allows it to top out at a mind-blowing 330 km/h. And this hardtop convertible isn’t just fast in a straight line, it handles marvellously as well. All of these elements allow you to push the car even further when driving, giving you a captivating driving experience, whilst being able to hear the wonderful sound of that Ferrari V8.
The AMG GTS has been known to be one of the best sports cars on the market. With its sleek design, and long hood, it doesn’t try to disguise the fact that it’s a crazy fast machine. The 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine produces an insane 522 horsepower and 670nm of torque. This allows the car to fly to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds, and touch an impressive 309 km/h top speed. Obviously, being tuned by AMG to be a racecar that you can drive on the streets, handling is sublime, and the deep engine note produces cracks and pops that’ll leave you with a permanent smile for a few days.
McLaren has been known to make some of the most head-turning supercars, and this 570s is no exception. With its low stance and various cutouts for improved aerodynamics, this car really catches your eye, and not just for its looks. The 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 produces 562hp and 600nm of torque, sending the car to 100km/h in a seamless 3.2 seconds. Not only is it fast, but the 570s Spyder has some of the best handling on the market. With precise steering, and suspension that limits body roll, you can push yourself further without losing any structural rigidity despite the convertible top. This car will surely allow you to push your driving to new levels.
Lamborghini is a name known to all. It’s one of the most exotic supercars on the market, and nothing about its look tries to hide that fact. The massive 5.2 litre naturally aspirated V10 in this beast produces a shocking 610 horsepower and 560nm of torque. This allows the car to fly to 100km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds. If you want a car that’ll attract the attention of all the eyes and ears on the road, with it’s captivating styling and howling naturally aspirated v10, the Lamborghini Huracan is the way to go.
In comparison, the Chevrolet might seem at a disadvantage, but rest assured, the Corvette gives you an incredible amount of speed and agility. It’ll leave you filled with just as much adrenaline as any other car on this list. With a big, old American 6.2 litre V8 fitted to it, producing 460hp and 630nm of torque, the car rockets to 100km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds. Adding to this, there is a removable roof, so this is essentially a hard-top convertible. The car might be “just a Chevrolet” but it looks exotic enough to catch the eye of almost anyone on the road. The roaring American V8, coupled with its stylish looks complete the package, and make this a proper sports car. If you’re looking for the best ‘bang for your buck’, this is it.