Requirements for Renting an Exotic Vehicle

Whether you’re renting a car for a business trip, because your car is in the shop being repaired, or if you decide to rent for a change in experience, you’ll want to rent a car that is fun to drive. Since you’re only going to be driving it for a few days, why not splurge and get something exciting and exotic such as a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche? Keep in mind that you’ll have to meet eligibility requirements before a rental company will allow you to behind the driver’s seat of any of their exotic cars.

Age requirements vary from company to company. Some companies allow you to rent a car at 21 but require you to be 25 for exotics, while other companies don’t allow anyone under 25 to rent any vehicle at all.

A valid driver’s license needs to be shown when renting a car. Your license must be current and not have any suspensions on it. You may also be subjected to having your driving record checked by the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you have any major infractions that are signs of risky behavior, you might be denied.

Insurance is an absolute must. You must prove that you have enough coverage to pay for all costs if you end up getting into an accident. Your policy must cover rental vehicles and go up to the amount it is worth. If you do not have enough personal coverage, you may be able to purchase a policy from the rental company or waive the coverage if you can prove you have the means to pay for potential damages. The policy from one Company to another varies.

An additional form of identification may also be required along with your driver’s license. Typically a credit card with your name and a valid expiration date will suffice. A credit card is also necessary for the rental company to keep on file for charges incurred while the car is in your possession. Exotic vehicles tend to require a significant security deposit to ensure that it comes back in the same condition that you took it in. The amount depends on your age, driving record, and the type of vehicle you decide to rent. Don’t be shocked if the amount is in the thousands. The company needs to protect their interests.

Don’t be afraid to rent an exotic car and see just what it can do. It can be an option if you want to have some fun or a way to test out a car you might be looking to purchase in the future for a longer time period than a test drive offers. Just ensure that you meet all prerequisites so you don’t end up leaving disappointed.