Blog Archive for August 2011
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
A quick note to let you guys know that our new shape Mercedes CLS Sport with AMG kit has arrived in pealescent white and black interior.
We have priced the Mercedes CLS at a very good rental rate of £225 + vat per day, giving many of you the opportunity to hire what is a prestige car that looks like a £100k Mercedes.
The engine is fantastic and currentlt returning 35 mpg , which is great for a car this size. It has changed it's looks completely from the previous ugly duckling to bring it in line with the current Mercedes line of fine aesthetics. The interior as ususal with Mercedes, is a very pleasent place to be, you can even adjust the ambient lighting to suit your mood. It is as smooh and quite as the S Class, but has the spoty looks of the CL which can both be hired from Premiere Velocity as wel by calling 0844 335 6937.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Firstly, let us make it quite clear- Pemiere Velocity are a prestige & supercar hire/rental company, not motoring journalists, so we see things on maybe a more relevant platform. So when I got the call from the guys at McLaren Birmingham to say they were bringing down the new McLaren MP4, a smile as wide as the London Bridge slowly drew across my face.....finally, a chance to see if all the hype is true and to be one of only a handful of people in the world to drive the 600+ BHP engineered beast that hails from Woking in the United Kingdom.
On Wednesday morning whilst sitting in the office I heard a low rumble distinctive of a Supercar, but not a Ferrari or Lamborghini. Rolling up was the McLaren in white with black wheels. It came to a halt and then the masterpiece as the occupant exited the car via the scissor/gull wing doors, which as you can tell, left a bit of an impression on me. I promptly slid into the two tone leather seats which were surprisingly comfortable, and took grip of a steering wheel, and yes, that's all it was- a steering wheel. No buttons, lights, super-duper mode selector, just a round thing you hold and direct the car with. To open the doors, you have to slide in a particular way with compression along the underneath of the area you would expect to find a handle, thus popping those 'bad-boys' up and open. Keyless go means just a press of the ejector seat button starts the burbling engine and prepares you for a journey into the future of high tech Supercars.
The ride is what hits you first, it's, how what you would describe as Mercedes like, but a quick change to a stiffer setting and the difference is instant and you are soon aware of any extra pounds you are carrying around the mid-section! Grip is phenomenal in corners, out of corners, in fact any setting it seems to stick to the road like a four wheel drive, which I was informed was down to a new suspension system. The acceleration is mind boggling, especially when the G-force is pushing your chest back through the exhaust, but if you drive it very lightly it feels like something dare I say, 'you could use every day'.
I personally love technology and am a bit of a techgeek, so unlike the mainstream journo’s, the fact that it doesn't have the 'soul' of the Ferrari 458 Italia doesn’t mean that much, because this has something different, 'gadgets and technology', which like I said, is what is coming.........
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Great news people. We are soon to release and incredible new iPhone/iPad app for our Supercar and Prestige car hire services. This app will be a market leader as we try to stay at the forefront of the way customers wish to interact with the product they are interested in. After playing around with some of our peers apps we thought that it was an area that could be improved upon, so we have spent the last two months having the most amazing images of all our Prestige and Supercar rental fleet taken by Rob Pepe, an automotive photography specialist, who has as much a passion for the cars as the pictures he takes, and this shines through in all our new images which will be released on our site along with the App in the App store.
The download of course is free, so even if you are not looking to hire, it is still a fun app to have, even if it's to view some of the most amazing cars in the world!
We are hoping that all these changes will be implemented in a week or so but we will announce to all our customers and via social feed like Twitter, Facebook amd Linkedin.