Well not really, I think part of it has to to that it is turbocharged and has a lot of mods in it.$618 per day is their discounted rate? Good luck with that. I remember Lotus's going for half that in Vegas. East coast mark up.
Well not really, I think part of it has to to that it is turbocharged and has a lot of mods in it.
There is other NYC places renting an Exige for $150 a day. Rent a Lotus | Rent a Lotus Elise | Lotus Elise Rental | Lotus Elise Rentals
Not an East Coast thing, more of a custom thing.
Is the crack model a perk?A few things to note, and for the record, PRI is my company and I built the car in question in its current form.
1) The car is indeed the original Hypersport prototype turbo car. We purchased it in race car form and converted it back to street duty. At current it's a GT28RS (what Hypersport used) with quite a lot of drivability and reliability tweaks added. It's quite a lot lighter than a stock car as well.
2) Yes, you can rent a beat to hell Elise for a fraction of what we charge. If you want "an Elise" with trim falling off and a destroyed gearbox for the lowest cost possible, that's probably your best bet. Ours is meticulously maintained, fast as hell, and highly customized. Nobody else rents anything like it in the US.
That's to say nothing of the perks we throw in with all of our vehicles.
If anyone in the area has concerns about what the car is and isn't, they may want to seek out Steve Stander of TRG (previously of NJMP)-- he utterly embarassed a PCA instructor in a GT3 at NJMP in the thing, on street tires, with a passenger.