Just because yellow cabs are an iconic part of New York, doesn’t mean you have to be confined to a taxi. New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so why not cruise the streets in style? Nothing is more in vogue when it comes to stylish cars than those of Italian decent — we’re talking Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Maseratis, of course. And while we know parking along 5th Avenue or anywhere near Times Square is impossible, that’s what a valet or valet parking is for.
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Where to rent it: With three Ferrari, three Lamborghini and three Maserati models, including the Maserati GranTurismo, in its fleet, Gotham Dream Cars has exotic cars and superb service that can’t be found anywhere else. The company will also ship a vehicle from one of its other seven locations across the nation to NYC, so you can truly drive your dream car. Gotham aims to offer the same level of service for clients renting a supercar that they would expect when buying a supercar. Delivery is available to all locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond.
Where to drive it: Gotham also offers Dream Car Experiences, where you can race your favorite Italian sports car around their specially designed autocross course for the afternoon.
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Where to rent it: Signature Car Collection offers an unparalleled exotic car rental experience. They keep the process simple to ensure that you spend less time filling out paperwork and more time enjoying your luxury supercar. Their fleet of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and more is exceptionally engineered and expertly maintained.
Where to drive it: The company also offers an exhilarating day on the racetrack with thoroughbred race cars. The SCC Track Experience gets you behind the wheel for at least four laps around a NASCAR-approved track. Feel your heart race as you drive these cars exactly how the engineers intended.
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Where to rent it: Imagine Lifestyles ccaters to every aspect of the luxury lifestyle, including luxury car rentals. Their fleet of more than a dozen luxury and Italian supercars (a Ferrari 458 anyone?) is impressive even against the New York City skyline. Whether it’s work or play, Imagine Lifestyles will help you get into an exotic car rental that can keep up with you and the city that never sleeps.
Where to drive it: We recommend securing the vehicle of your choice and taking a little road trip up to the Hamptons or even Montauk. The two hour or so trip will give you plenty of time to open her up, particularly when you get to Montauk highway.
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Where to rent it: Mach 5 Cars has some of the best luxury car rentals in New York. Whether you are attending an important event or taking a joyride through the countryside, Mach 5 will set you up with a dream car for your dream trip. Made up of car enthusiasts, the company prides itself in putting people in the model of their dreams and giving them the rush that comes with driving an Italian supercar, whether for a few hours or a couple of weeks.
Where to drive it: One of the better day trips for foodies, take your newly -rented car out to Hyde Park and visit the Culinary Institute of America where you can dine in one of their four restaurants. Or plan ahead you can even take a class ($250) and learn to cook like a pro.
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Where to rent it: New York becomes even more glamorous when cruising the city streets behind the wheel of a Lamborghini LP640 Roadster or a Maserati Quattroporte, doesn't it? Xotic Dream Cars offers those very vehicles along with several other impressive and exotic automobiles and is committed to making every aspect of their rental process a dream.
Where to drive it: Are you a history buff? Take a trip out to Philly and hit up some of the amazing landmarks or buy some vintage items. The drive is just over two hours and a fairly straight shot from the city.