Many of us have dreamed of one day owning an exotic car. Be it a visceral Lamborghini, a luxurious Bentley, a technological wonder of a Maclaren, or maybe just a Dirty Great US Muscle car! Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world to make that dream a reality…if only temporarily.
Prices of Exotic Rentals are lower in Las Vegas than just about anywhere else in the world and you can easily pick up a Lamborghini for a few hundred Dollars and strut around the strip pretending you are a big shot celebrity. Vegas is all about making dreams a reality and With an Exotic car rental, it really hits that brief perfectly. However the market is a bit of a minefield, there are lots of companies and options and potential pitfalls so our guide on how to rent an Exotic Car in Las Vegas, will help you find the Best Exotic Car Rental in Las Vegas and make sure you avoid any of the issues you may run into when renting your dream ride.
Exotic Car Rental in Las Vegas
“So you are saying I can simply rock up and hire a $300,000 hypercar?”
“They will just take my money and hand me the keys to my dream car?”
“That can’t be right there must be a ton of restrictions and huge deposits too?”
Yes, Yes and No.
In Vegas, you really can rent your ultimate dream car and just head off to wherever you fancy. Down the strip, out into the desert, Hoover dam, red rock canyon anywhere you like. Within reason, of course, you can’t head out of the country, and as these are short term rentals you are obviously limited by time, also everyone we spoke to insisted on staying within the state without prior approval. They get very upset if you take it off-road or on a race track, that’s a big no-no. But otherwise, you really are unrestricted. The companies we recommend offer unlimited miles, and there are a ton of places nice and close to Vegas you can explore in your dream car even on a 4-hour rental.
While some companies require a modest deposit, they are always honest and fair with this. These deposits are just holds on your Credit Card and are refunded once the car is returned in good shape.
Finally, every company we have spoken to requires you to be at least 25 years old to rent a car. Even regular rental companies do this so it’s little surprise. I would certainly not rent a Supercar to a 23-year-old me!
We had it for 24-hours and took it to hoover dam, lake meads shore drive, the Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon, not to mention driving the strip, day and night and hitting the town for the night like celebrity rockstars…pulling up at Valet in your very own Lambo is quite something!
How Much does it cost to rent an Exotic Car in Las Vegas?
“Ok, well, We bet it costs the earth right?”
Here is where the shock can come. While these kinds of rentals are not cheap they are a lot less than you are thinking!
How about a Lamborghini Huracan for $549?
Maybe just an Audi R8 convertible for $299
Ok, these are not small sums of money, but we are talking about renting some of the finest machinery known to man and no one is going to let it go for peanuts, But they are not in the realms of silliness. As a treat or a once-in-a-lifetime experience, these are quite achievable sums. After all, you are in Vegas where Dinner buffets cost $100+ (including tax and tip) and hotels resort fees are $45 a night and don’t include free parking! Suddenly $549 for 4 hours in a simply incredible Supercar seems a little more palatable?
A Lamborghini Huracan Spyder has a retail value of over $300,000 and repair costs will make you wince. Little things like a new bumper will run to $1000’s. So you need to be adequately covered. How you go about this depends on where you are from and your circumstances.
USA – If you are American chances are you have your own car insurance policy. This is the easiest way to get cover. The only problem is some policies have a minimum Vehicle Value. You will need to check this but if the cover is too low you can normally get it boosted up for very little cost.
Canada, UK, and Europe – If you hail from Europe, like us (UK) or Canada then the insurance situation is different and your cover will definitely not cover the rental costs. For regular rental vehicles, the best situation is to buy rental car cover separately. This is very inexpensive and is all that is needed to cover a rental car. The problem with these policies is they are not designed for exotics and have a maximum Vehicle value, normally $65-70,000. So if you rely on this cover and have an accident they will refuse the claim and you will owe the hire car company potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars, what’s worse, you could have a third-party fault claim rejected and be in the dock for $millions of dollars…
The other option is to take out a USA policy, and then cancel after your trip, however without a real USA address this is a non-starter.
Most Exotic Rental companies in Vegas offer their own insurance. This is pretty expensive, but really it is the only option. We hunted around, tried every trick we could think of, and came up empty. The only solution was to stump up. So take this into account when pricing up your car! And we even found some companies refused us service as we didn’t have USA Insurance. However, we think these are companies best avoided anyway.
Mexico/other – Sorry, We are really not up on the Insurance situation in other countries. It could be like Canada and the UK in which case follow the advice above, or your policy may be adequate to cover the rental. Either way, just make sure you check with the Rental Company that they are happy with your cover.
Best Exotic Car Rental in Las Vegas
These are our go-to guys in Las Vegas. They have a large and growing itinerary of cars, ranging from Mustang GT’s right up to a Lamborghini Aventador. Prices are seriously competitive and they offer price matching and a FREE tank of fuel when booking online. Not something to be taken lightly in a high-performance car…they can be quite thirsty. Their fleet is all really top-notch cars. The Huracan’s all being LP610-4’s. Meaning they are 4WD something that is really quite important with 610bhp on tap! Every car we saw was impeccable, with our car fresh from the carwash.
Their office is on-strip but it is right at the north end just past the Wynn(perfect if you are staying there). An Uber only costs a few $ from most strip locations, or they offer hotel drop-off, but we prefer the Uber option.
Service is impeccable and very friendly, within a few minutes we were fully insured and driving off in our very own Lamborghini Huracan. This included hooking us up with the much-needed insurance policy that we were really struggling to source elsewhere. There is very little to complain about at all. We got a stunning car, in fantastic condition for a great price and nearly zero hassle. There was no hassle on return, just a quick look round took the keys off us, and off we went.
- Lamborghini Huracan: 4-hour: $549 – 8-hour: $899 – 24-hour: $1049
- Lamborghini Huracan Spyder: 4-hour: $599 – 8-hour: $999 – 24-hour: $1149
- Mclaren 650S Convertable: 4-hour: $599 – 8-hour: $999 – 24-hour: $1099
- Audi R8 Convertable: 4-hour: $399 – 8-hour: $699 – 24-hour: $799
- Mustang GT5.0: 4-hour: $99 – 8-hour: $149 – 24-hour: $199
*as of June 2019
Another top-notch company but really there is one big downer, Their pricing. They really are one of the more expensive outfits. Their cars are all pristine and they have the best collection including some really special cars such as a 1000bhp Huracan.
The location is just off-strip and quite flashy and modern. They offer insurance for international travelers and overall offer a great service. It’s just those prices are a little on the high side.
- Lamborghini Huracan: 4-hour: $599 – 8-hour: $1199 – 24-hour: $1599
- Lamborghini Huracan TT (1000hp): 4-hour: $1099 – 8-hour: $1999 – 24-hour: $2599
- Mclaren 720S Coupe: 4-hour: $749 – 8-hour: $1499 – 24-hour: $1999
- Nissan GTR: 4-hour: $449 – 8-hour: $899 – 24-hour: $1199
*as of June 2019
At the bottom end of the price range were Dream Exotics. Their 4-8 hour prices are similar to the others but they have great rates on 24-hour rentals. However, they were of no use to us as they simply refused us service due to being international and not having insurance. As such we really can’t rate them good or bad.
It is a little disconcerting to us that insurance companies are not willing to offer them an insurance product to sell, though. But if you do have your own insurance you could give them a try if you are looking for a 24-hour rental. They also seem to only offer the 2wheel drive version of the Huracan which makes me a little nervous. That’s a lot of grunt through just the back wheels for drivers who are not used to it.
- Lamborghini Huracan: 4-hour: $699 – 8-hour: $899 – 24-hour: $899
- Lamborghini Huracan Spyder: 4-hour: $799 – 8-hour: $999 – 24-hour: $999
*as of June 2019
What To do an Exotic Car in Las Vegas?
What to do and where to go all depend on how long you have got the car for. While you can rent for longer periods we will stick with 24 hours or less here.
How long should we rent for?
A two-hour rental is the cheapest but really, it’s not the best option. A 4 Hour rental only increases the price slightly but means you can really get out into the desert and see what the car is all about. With a 2 Hour, you will be limited mainly to the strip and maybe as far as Red Rock Canyon with a stressed-out drive back to make your cut off. Exotic Cars are fun in traffic, just not as fun as without!
This is enough time to really get to know the car and get out to some of the more remote spots and really enjoy it. Prices are only slightly more than 2 hours but you get a lot more fun.
This is the sweet spot for us. Essentially it’s a FULL day you can head off to hoover dam, drive up Lake Mead Shore Drive, visit the Valley of fire, and cruise up and down the strip a few times.
The Problem with going for a 24 hours rental is you will waste a good 8+hours with the car in the parking lot. However, that still leaves 16+fun filled hours. There is nowhere within range of Las Vegas you can’t get to in that time. You also have the opportunity to hit the town in the car. Pulling up to Valet Parking like a rockstar and heading inside for a show. It’s all pretty amazing
Where to Go:
The first thing most people say is to avoid the strip. We actually disagree. Cruising down Las Vegas Boulevard in a Supercar is a pretty mind-blowing experience. Sure you can’t use the power without being a reckless idiot, but you can make a load of noise and be the center of attention without any hassle. We really think it’s part of the supercar experience and you should definitely head down the Strip, just maybe not on a busy Saturday night…
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is only a 30 minute (+Traffic) drive from the strip and can be just about managed on a 2-hour rental, you will be pushing it however as the loop takes a good 30 mins+ and then there is traffic and stops and photo’s, etc… really we think it’s worth the extra few$$$ to upgrade to 4 Hours then Enjoy the canyon Properly.
And it is worth it as the canyon is stunning and the loop road a great drive in an exotic, especially a convertible. While the 25mph Speed limit is unfortunate, the narrow twisty nature can really show off your car’s handling and the fact it is one way means there will not be someone heading toward you on blind bends. (There could still be someone idiotically parked or even a tortoise in the road)
The Red Canyon walls are really beautiful and the loop allows plenty of opportunities to pull out and get a shot of your rental with a stunning backdrop. The Strip is a fun place to drive an Exotic car but it takes somewhere like this to get the best of it.
We love the Hoover Dam, but it’s no place for an Exotic car. Too busy, too crowded, and too many low-speed limits. You will also be hassled by tourists in full tourist mode wanting a picture of your car. Fun at first, but get old quick. We still went, however, but only as it’s on the way to…
Lake Mead / Lakeshore/NorthShore Road
Simply the best place near Vegas to take your shiny exotic rental car. You are going to need an 8-hour rental to make the full trip but this road is to die for. It’s a very very good drive in anything as the scenery is jaw-dropping. But in something with a little, or a lot, of poke, it’s incredible.
It is quiet, it is remote and the roads even have some good bends in them which is rare in the USA! It’s a place you can really get out and stretch the legs of your car a little bit. And did we mention the scenery…?
Valley Of Fire
The Valley of fire is a great place to visit but it lacks any real reason to take a supercar there. But again, it’s at the end of the Northshore road so if you are driving this way anyway…
You could make it here on a 4 hour but that would mean heading up the I-15, which is a complete waste of an exotic car.
With a 4 Hour rental, the valley of fire is a little far, but Red rock canyon is really a little bit too close. Leaving you low on options. So we suggest doubling up and hitting Red Rock First before heading up to Mount Charleston. The highest peak in the Spring Mountain Range.
The Road only goes so far up the mountain (Charleston Peak) and ends in the town of Mt Charleston. You will need to hike the rest of the way, which is definitely worth it, but probably not if you have an Exotic Parked up in the lot that is on the clock! The Road up here, however, is stunning. You leave the desert valley and pass up through some stunning Alpinesque scenery and really feel you could be in the Alps, the true home of the supercar.
This is in Arizona and as such normally falls outside the Hire companies regulations. You could always ask them if you really wanted to head up this way or were renting for a couple or more days. It’s a long drive anyway and you are unlikely to make it in 8 hours, especially if you encounter any of Arizona’s finest!
Again, this is in Arizona and means leaving the state. It’s a superb drive and perfect place to try and headbutt the horizon but it’s such a long way from anywhere, I am not so sure we would attempt it in a temperamental supercar. Especially when the temps can get so outrageously high in the valley. Anyway, you would need to ask the Rental Company and they are likely to say no. Unless you are in one of the lower performance vehicles.
What not to do?
Leave the State
This is the general rule for most companies and some are even more strict than this. There is plenty to see and do in a High-End Performance car close to Las Vegas so there is little reason to leave the state. However, the key here is to talk to your rental company. They often allow it but on the proviso, you tell the first. Failure to do so can incur added charges upon returning the vehicle and they use GPS tracking so they will know.
Look, No one rents a Lambo or Ferrari with the intention of pootling along at 20mph. The companies know this and do not expect you to baby it 100% of the time. But there is a difference between having a bit of a play, standing on the loud peddle a bit more than normal, seeing just what 0-60 in 3 Secs feels like, and driving like a complete idiot.
With the performance of these cars, you can get into a real sticky predicament in a split second and the consequences really don’t bear thinking about. At best you are totaling a $300,000 car…at worst, People Die.
The best advice we can give you is to treat it like it was your own. We imagine most people would treat £300,000 supercar with a good amount of respect. That’s not to say you should treat it as an angel all the time, these cars are meant to be driven but a little common sense goes a long way.
And before you say it, even just in your head, This guy thought it wouldn’t happen to him either.
Don’t Break the Speed Limits
Obviously, we cannot ever condone breaking a Speed limit under any circumstance. It would be illegal and breaking the law cannot be encouraged. Even if you are in the middle of nowhere and no one is looking.
That’s about all we have to say on the matter. What you choose to do is your choice.
We have considered some people may read the speeding advice as a bit tongue in cheek or possibly just us covering ourselves (Definitely not!) But when it comes to drinking, that is different. Chances are you will ignore our speeding advice at some point. So you are in a FAST, LOUD, “LOOK AT ME” car. This makes you a big target for any over-zealous copper. As such it pays to be 100% on the right side of the strict DUI laws in Nevada.
You are spending $100,s renting a car, save the champagne for afterward. This goes for the night before. Turning up at the Rental, barely functioning, and stinking of booze will likely lead to you being sent on your way without your dream car rental!
Take it to the Track
This is strictly against the terms of your rental and will incur a large penalty fee. They use GPS to Track the Car, so will know if it has rocked up at a track or Drag Strip.
You can read all about the negative reviews these companies get after hitting people with these fees for racing the rentals but it’s the renter’s fault as it is made perfectly clear you are not allowed to race them.
Track-days and Drag Strips break cars. I know I’ve done plenty and paid the repair costs (In my own cars) so it’s not surprising the companies ban this practice.
Goes without saying right…actually not, It happens quite a lot to these cars. It’s not big and not clever, and you should have grown out of this before you were 21. We guess this falls into the reckless driving section but still.
A lot of these cars are now 4×4 for added grip and handling so good luck trying to do burnouts in those. Hard launches, in general, are most likely to land you a bill for a smashed transmission.
Again Treat it like it was your own $300,000 car…
This is not usually a good idea in general, but when you are on a time limit with penalty fees for a late return it can make things very stressful. Most exotic cars have GPS built-in but trying to figure out how the hell they work in pinch can be challenging and they are not always completely up to date. Having a backup such as your phone is a great idea.
Other Hints and Tips on Renting an Exotic in Las Vegas?
Sun Cream, and Wet Wipes
That sun can be murder. If you are renting a convertible make sure your cream up before hitting the road. Also, take cream with you as with the top down and the wind blowing it’s easy to stay cool but that sun will be relentless. Your rental company will thank you no end if you take wet wipes with you too as sun cream and plush leather interiors do not mix too well!
Get used to Attention!
On the strip, people will stare, lean out of their window to give thumbs up, and even try and race you off the lights (they don’t win often!). This is pretty cool but it can be a lot to get used to. Out in the world, any time you stop expect people to approach you, ask questions, take photos and even ask you to photo them next to the car. Fun at first but in the end, it gets a bit too much. We kind of know how celebrities feel now. Even in the middle of nowhere people still appeared asking for a photo!
A $300,000 car is a big responsibility and it doesn’t take long until you have a bond and start to worry about your new temporary baby. Really you are completely attached to the car for the whole rental period as if you try and leave it somewhere all you will do is worry. Even in the hands of the Valet it still is pretty unnerving knowing it’s out of sight and no longer under your care…maybe this is just us!
So, is it Worth Renting an Exotic Car?
Oh god yes.
If like us…um, me… Fast cars have been your childhood. You had a Lamborghini on your bedroom wall, and have been brought up on a diet of Car shows. Owning a car such as a Lamborghini, Ferrari or McLaren is a true fantasy. The reality is, it’s never going to happen, the $300,000+ purchase price (which is more than my house) of these sorts of cars is the least of your worry. They are frivolous beyond understanding. And only multi-millionaires will ever own one. But renting one really gets you a little slice of that lifestyle.
There are options to drive these cars on tracks and this is a cheap way to get behind the wheel of something awesome for a bit less money than a rental. But I have always found these experience days to be a little empty. You only get a few minutes in the cars and the instructor takes most of the fun away. Actually getting your hand on the keys and driving off on your own is the only way to really get to know and understand what a machine like this is like. And what are they like?
Well, I plan on going back to LVC exotics and trying a few other cars out but for now, I can only talk about the Lamborghini Huracan we rented. And just WOW. The performance is truly mindbending, but it’s not just the performance it is the whole theatre, when the boot goes down the orchestra strikes up, the seat thumps into your back, and things get loud and blurry. It is an experience that can NEVER get old…ever.
And Yes, I have since looked at used prices, and they are still nearly as much as my house!
Have Your Say
Are you looking for an exotic car to rent? let us know what you are looking for and we can point you in the right direction. Or maybe you have just rented your dream car? Who did you use and how awesome was it? We loved our day with the Huracan and would love to hear about your adventures.
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