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Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by Eilig, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Eilig

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    I just spoke with the boys in Germany and they were able to get their insurance situation figured out for renting their Enzo this year. The only way it was possible for them to get this thing insured for rentals was to increase the deductible, like, way-high -- to $150k. But at least it's now do-able.

    Anyway, the cost of the rental is $15k per day. I told them too rich for my blood, but then stopped to think about it. Assuming one could even buy an Enzo for list price (around $670k), the sales tax alone would be about $47k. Then you've got a 200 mph car in the US that you can't legally drive even into the triple digits on a public road.

    So, for less than 1/3 the cost of the sales tax alone, you can rent the Enzo for a day, drive it ALL-OUT on the Autobahn in Germany, and basically own it for one day. All said and done, not a bad option actually. I'm giving serious consideration to doing it.

    Interesting story they told me while talking, by the way. So far only one customer has driven their Enzo. It was Daimler-Chrysler CEO Jürgen Schrempp. Apparently he called them last October, having heard they had the car, and wanted to drive it. They told him it was not yet available due to no insurance coverage. But he insisted, and told them "if I wreck it, I'll buy it." So they delivered it up to Stuttgart and he spent a day driving the Autobahn and apparently had many good things to say about the car upon returning it.
     
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  3. 96impalaSS

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    ohhhhhh man. Makes me wish I was in Germany. They also have F40 F50 and a 288 GTO to rent dont they.
     
  4. Tyson

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    How many miles/kilometers are you allowed?
     
  5. zjpj

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    That's the question
     
  6. Eilig

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    It comes with 100 free kilometers. If you drive over, you pay more. Looks like I'll be paying more. It will take all of 20-30 minutes to drive 100 kilometers on the AutoBahn. But OOOHhhh what a great 20-30 minutes!
     
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  8. Eilig

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    Seriously bad idea. 15k to rent the car, 30/km and you've got a 150k deductible looming over your head? No thanks. I'd rather BUY a 360/550 and have it shipped over.
     
  11. F1racer

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    I dunno ...If he doesn't damage the car and they give him back his $150, 000 , its okay.
    Anyone who's willing to do this has to have the money because you never know what it can happen.

    But in the other hand like you said ''I'd rather BUY a 360/550'' is a better idea. The car is yours forever!

    But if he has always dreamed of driving an Enzo for a day and thats what he really wants ...go for it. He's going to have one great experience.


    The important thing.....Just make the right choice and always remember you can buy a Ferrari with that money (I'm saying this because I don't want him to regret it later.)
     
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  13. zjpj

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    I think the people who will rent this are music video and movie people who need it for one or two scenes. Otherwise it's not worth it.
     
  14. tbakowsky

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    I'll just wait for my customer come by with his in the summer. Saves me 15k and I don;t even have to pay for gas..who said being a mechanic sucks:)
     
  15. F1racer

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    Tom can I send you an e-mail because PM doesn't work.
     
  16. tbakowsky

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    Sure can JohnT
     
  17. Ken

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    Seriously, can anyone say that they could drive the car and the fear of wrecking it wouldn't overwhelm the fun? I remember renting a Saleen Mustang as my first time in a really fast car, and they gave me such a stern warning about scraping the air dam I was too paranoid to enjoy it like I should have.

    Unless you have $150k in pocket change if some idiot rear ends you, I seriously question if I could enjoy the car. Now, if an owner gave it to me for a day to use, I could drive the hell out of it because he'd be so rich he'd worry more about me than the car if I wrecked it. It would be like if my son wrecked my Lotus: I can always get another car but I just have one son.

    Ken
     
  18. JSinNOLA

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    My thinking is that if I had that kind of cash to rent an Enzo I would probably know or be able to get in touch with a friend of a friend who has an Enzo. Then I would work out a deal that would probably get me good seat time for little $$$.
    Of course the caveat of "you break you buy" would still be in place.

    But you could easily see production companies antying up for promos, shots, films, etc...
     
  19. 134282

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    i think it's a good idea... If you rent it and wreck it, you're out $150,000... If you set something up with a friend for some "seat time" and wreck it, well then... You've bruised a friendship and in some cases, a friend is worth far more than $150,000...

    Not that i EVER hope their NNO gets wrecked, i just think that's the best way to go if you have the money to spare but can't afford to own one...
     
  20. amenasce

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    Way to pricey IMO .
     
  21. 550syd

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    On the same vein but less $, what would you rent for a week in Europe - a Stradale or a Gallardo and why? They're the same $.
     
  22. TimN88

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    you mean enzo? i dont get the NNO thing.
     
  23. Napolis

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    This isn't a problem. Friends have insurance, you have insurance. At this level insurance covers you for any car you drive. (In the US. In Europe it's a bit more complex but you can get worldwide cover)
     
  24. Eilig

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    I'd go with the Stradale. The seats in the Gallardo are just way too uncomfortable.
     

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