Forget the Orient Express, forget the high class cruise liners, because the ultimate way to travel is by luxury car. Whilst these may be expensive to buy, hiring one for your next trip need not break the budget. Moreover, once behind the wheel of one of these optimum autos, the thrill of the open road ahead will prove to be an experience to remember.
Luxury cars provide not just comfort but performance and power that will leave you purring like their smooth running motors. Although legendary German makes such as BMW and Mercedes may immediately spring to mind, there are numerous other makes that manufacture cars that fall into the luxury class. In addition they can be found in many different shapes and sizes: sports cars, open-top convertibles or saloons, 4 X 4s and executive limos.
However, if you feel like basking in all the glory of the luxurious interiors without the strain, you could always go for the chauffeur driven option. Simply sit back and enjoy the view as your chauffeur for the trip guides you expertly on your way.
Whilst the options are virtually unlimited, a few models always tend to be on most people`s list of favourites. The Audi A6 always gets top marks for its near perfect interior. The steering and handling of the A6 also make this a popular option for those less experienced with the top class auto. Another favourite is the Infiniti G35 Coupe. Full of style and personality, its V6 engine will not disappoint either if you are looking for extra speed.
However, if speed is what you are after, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the model for you. Indeed, this car has the capacity to speeds of up to 400 km/hour, although this is not recommended on the British A roads.
Finally, if you like a bit of tradition, as well as some pomp and glamour, then opting for a Bentley or Rolls Royce is the option for you. The Bentley Arnage, for example, whilst equipped with all the latest high-tech gadgetry, has been designed with a classic, vintage feel. However, the Rolls Royce Phantom has to be everybody’s idea of what luxury should be. Find one that is equipped with a DVD player and surround sound system to complete your ultimate luxury travel experience.
Where to go
There are plenty of companies out there who deal in luxury car hire. An internet search will unearth most of them. Dreamcarhire, for example, who are based in Oxfordshire have models from Aston Martins to Ferraris and Bentleys to Jaguars. Signature car hire in London also have a great range of cars that extends to 4X4s and ‘fun cars’.