There’s nothing faster than a rental, right? If that’s true, the latest range of Avis rentals might actually be the fastest cars in the world.
After all, most rental lots are clogged with cars like the Suzuki Swift or MG ZS. As of right now, Avis will facilitate a Rolls-Royce Ghost, Lamborghini Huracan, or Mercedes-AMG C63 S rental through a Melbourne-based partner.
The rental company has teamed up with Prestige Rentals to offer a fleet of supercars and high-end luxury cars in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast, and on the Gold Coast.
You don’t collect these cars from an airport carpark, they’re delivered to and picked up from an address of the renter’s choosing.
Although Avis has a dedicated page for renters to reach out and arrange their prestige car, it doesn’t offer a price list. The company directs potential customers to this page, “with detailed pricing available upon enquiry”.
“After completing this Enquiry Form, you will be contacted by our partner: Prestige Rentals,” the Avis website says.
Prestige lists prices on its website ranging from $300 per day for a Jaguar F-Pace, to $4000 per day for a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
You’ll have to be 25 years or older to drive the ultra-luxury cars, and 30 years or older to rent a supercar.
Rentals require between $5000 and $15,000 as a security deposit, and the cars all feature kilometre limits of between 100km and 150km per day.
The Prestige website features a huge range of cars around Australia, some of which are listed with questionable headline specifications. Take this “Porsche Taycan 4S 10cyl 6.3L Petrol“.
Hover over its image on the home page and it says the car is a 6.3L, but open the listing and it has correct motor specifications and images of a left-hand drive press car.
Avis isn’t alone in trying to give rental customers access to something a bit sexier than the average Baleno.
Renters can access a car for a day, a weekend, or a week. The first rentals will be handed over next week, and the trial will last six months.
Initially, the Drive Rental program will be managed through Porsche Centre Melbourne in Collingwood. Anyone keen to get behind the wheel can book online.