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Laps of Luxury: European Car Rentals

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My guest blogger today is Chris Butsch, a car reviewer who will co-writing a column on cars with me. He also happens to be my son and the one knowledgeable about cars. Our column is called “Along for the Ride” and today the topic is Luxury European Car Rentals. Follow Chris on Twitter @CarTalkChris

A Ferrari 458 Spider is one of the luxury cars available for rental from Luxury Car Rental Club.
A Ferrari 458 Spider is one of the luxury cars available for rental from Luxury Car Rental Club.

Picture this: it’s your first morning in Paris, and all of Europe lies around you, offering endless opportunities for adventure. How will you explore this luxury playground?  Will you brave the chaos of the European railway system, or place your life in the hands of a fast-talking cabbie who puts you on the edge-of-your-seat (involuntarily)?

Neither. Instead, you laugh these options off as the top peels off of your Ferrari 458 Spyder convertible and the Parisian sun warms your arms and cheeks. Ferrari’s trademark Prancing Pony in the dashboard beckons you to enjoy the 570 Horsepower under your right foot. You pick a direction and go, until rows of rustic buildings give way to wineries, rolling hills and endless possibilities. There’s a reason why the rich and famous spend a quarter of a million dollars on cars like these — and you’re experiencing it.

Picture yourself tooling around Europe in this beauty, the McLaren 650s. You're looking pretty good, right?
Picture yourself tooling around Europe in this beauty, the McLaren 650s. You’re looking pretty good, right?

Luxury Car Rental Club (LCRC) is the world’s premier members club for luxury and exotic car rentals. Having established a devoted membership base of the affluent in Asian and Arab countries, the company is now offering pickup and drop-off in most major European cities.

Thankfully, you don’t need to have your name mentioned on EPSN or in Forbes to reserve your dream car — membership is not required.

LCRC’s fleet ranges from the ultra-luxe to the blisteringly fast, and everything in between. The lineup includes Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Range Rover, and yes, a certain Super Spy’s Aston Martin.

This article originally appeared in Travelgirl magazine.

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