Before exotic sports cars, drivers fantasized about taking the reins of Helios's chariot or galloping to work on a tie-dyed donkey. Enjoy a fancy modern ride with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a one-hour driving experience in a Ferrari California or Aston Martin Vantage from Imagine Lifestyles (a $389 value). This Groupon is valid at locations in Pennsauken, New Jersey and Miami, Florida.
Imagine Lifestyles lets customers roam the streets behind the wheel of their choice of four fast, sexy cars—a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, a Bentley, or a Lamborghini. After a 15-minute orientation with an expert, drivers will spend up to 45 minutes taking advantage of top-notch acceleration and handling on the open road. A tour coordinator will ride shotgun, suggest preferred routes, and explain the four-wheeled beast's special powers.
Punching the Ferrari California's accelerator brings riders to 60 mph in a cheek-flopping 3.9 seconds, thanks to its 453-horsepower direct-fuel-injected V8 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The psychic software behind Ferrari's F1-Trac traction control system keeps the car firmly rooted to the road, and the steering wheel's manettino dials offer something fun to look at instead of the boring road ahead. Those who choose to traverse in the Aston Martin Vantage will feel the vigor of a 4.7-liter V8 engine, which delivers the power of 420 horses, as they zoom down highways and reminisce about the time they rode in a rickshaw pulled by Thor. Sporting a turbocharged W12 engine, the Bentley GTC plops motorists into a luxurious cockpit complete with cobra-style seats and soft-touch, hand-stitched leather, and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 Spyder spins up to 560 horsepower inside a V10 speed factory, yanking the aluminum space frame chassis to a barely-legal 60mph in just under 4 seconds.
Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.