Ferrari 488 Hire Information
Our Ferrari 488 hire car is an out and out 2 seater iconic supercar that is available for rental throughout London and the UK, and sets great standards in its class improving on the roots set down by the Ferrari 458, but is essentially a completely different car and incorporates technology derived from the Formula 1 team. Our Ferrari 488 hire car is perfect for weddings and an amazing 0-60 of 3.1 seconds. Your friends and onlookers will definitely be impressed and it is great for the pictures! Hire our Ferrari 488 and enjoy the sensational drive and comfort of this supercar. The exterior features a number of revolutionary elements all designed to improve aerodynamics and generate downforce. When hiring this Ferrari, you’ll be treated to a luxurious interior, with high quality leather and aluminium features. Although simple to drive and quiet inside the Supercar, you will want to open the windows to hear the distinctive bark of the Ferrari engine, created by the 4.5 litre V8 engine.
Our Ferrari 488 Hire Car Specification
This Ferrari 488 rental car has just 2 seats, but has ample space in the cabin for the taller hirer. Luggage space as you would expect is limited to soft bags rather than hard suitcases. The car comes with full leather, touch screen sat navigation, so you will never get lost around the Essex and Kent roads, Bluetooth, media sources, cruise control, parking sensors, reversing cameras, electric memory seats, digital race rev counter lights on the carbon fibre steering wheel and upgraded sound system.
Hire our Ferrari 488 or view our other Supercar Hire vehicles to choose your favourite supercar for whatever the occasion, we are specialists in Aston Martin Hire, Audi Hire, Bentley Hire, Ferrari Hire, Jaguar Hire, Lamborghini Hire, Maserati Hire, McLaren Hire, Mercedes Hire, Porsche Hire, and Rolls Royce Hire and will always be able to offer you the highest level of service throughout London and the UK.
Our Ferrari 488 hire car and its history
Although the actual Ferrari 488 hire car we own was never driven by Michael Schumacher it was in fact him that had a heavy influence on the design of the interior of the 488. It is arranged out to resemble that of a F1 car with as many of the controls on the steering wheel. This includes the indicators and windscreen wipers, which can at first be a little hard to remember with hirers often reaching for the traditional stalks! The Ferrari 488 is available in both Coupe and Spider convertible form with spider roof being aluminium rather than cloth.
Rent our Ferrari 488 hire car in London and the UK to experience one of the best engines Ferrari has produced
The Ferrari 488 hire car we have for rent has an amazing sounding exhaust note powered by a 4.5 litre v8 engine that is hand built by in the factory back in Italy. The engine is mid mounted with power travelling through a 7 speed duel clutch transmission box. The Ferrari 488 rental car we have for hire does not come with a manual gearbox option at all.
The engine on this Ferrari 458 rental car produces 562 BHP and weighing just 1440kg gets it to 0-60 in less than 3.1 seconds, and on to 201 mph more than enough to have plenty of great driving experiences during your hire.
Chassis and handling on our Ferrari 458 Hire car
Like the Ferrari California, our Ferrari 458 hire car has double wishbones and multi link rear bars, connected to a e-diff which allows the hirer to switch between differing levels of traction. All of this power and traction is put on the road via 20” alloys which also house massive carbon ceramic discs. The brakes on this Ferrari 458 hire car we own are so effective they will stop the car from 62 mph in just 26 meters. A clever brake prefill system moves the pads to the discs automatically as soon as the accelerator is no longer pressed.
Ferrari 488 Hire Options in London and UK
Our Ferrari 488 hire options are very flexible. We are able to offer for hire our Ferrari 458 for just 24 hours if you require it for your weekday wedding car hire solution, or perhaps you may enjoy hiring it for a few days either side of the event, whether it be a 4 day mid-week hire or 4 day weekend rental so you can really get a true supercar experience. We also have some great deals and prices on a weeks' Ferrari 458 hire, or perhaps you have recently sold your own supercar and need to hire our Ferrari 458 rental car for a period while you wait for your new supercar to be delivered. We have also recently seen a trend for exotic car hire to be utilised for prom car hire. Whatever your reason for hiring, PB Supercar Hire has the supercar for you.
Top 3 Ferrari Cars at the Movies
The galloping horse brand is one of the most well known in the world, with everyone able to recognise the logo and the bright red colour synonymous with Ferrari.
But which of their cars has taken it's red appearance to the red carpet and achieved fame as a movie car, to rival Bond's Aston Martin or the DeLorean's of Back To The Future?
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In 1986 a 250 GT California Spyder made a guest appearance in one of the best cult movies ever in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The car was used in the plot to collect Ferris's girlfriend from school after she fakes her Grandma's death - after which the miscreant youths proceed to drive it around Chicago.
The 250 GT California was Ferrari's version of an open-topped 250, making it the perfect car for a movie star of the time - but not for a boy skipping school.
The car comes to a sticky end when it accidentally ends up falling into a ravine after Ferris and co try to run the odometer back - it's a good job it's been immortalised in the success of the film!
This had to be one of the most iconic car chases ever, The Rock features Sean Connery driving a black Humvee in pursuit of Nicholas Cage in a stunning 1996 Ferrari F355 Spyder.
The F355 Spyder driven in The Rock was the convertible version with the roof up. The design was specifically to improve performance with the mid-engine rear-wheel drive helping improve handling and the V8 engine giving it some oomph.
Unfortunately, this Ferrari also came to an unfortunate end as it ends up the filling in a fireball sandwich in true Hollywood style.
The Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run is an iconic driving film - if not just for the wealth of acting talent in it including Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan and Roger Moore. The film features Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin as drunken priests in a 308 GTS Ferrari
The film features Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin as drunken Catholic priests in a 308 GTS Ferrari, who enjoy plenty of air time during their on-screen rivalry with a Dodge Ambulance.
The 308 GTS doesn't end up flattened or burned to a crisp, but it also doesn't win the race either. The antics of Martin and Davies have helped to secure the 308 GTS firmly in automobile film history though.
Hiring an Ferrari 488 versus ownership
Most of the business we do at PB Supercar Hire with our Ferrari 458 hire car is with short term rentals ranging from 1-7 days usually for use as a wedding car, which is great for a one off hire experience. However recently we have seen an increasing amount of enquiries for long term supercar hire and short term supercar lease options ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months on our Ferrari 488 hire car. PB Supercar Hire offer great long term supercar hire deals and short term leases on our prestige car hire solutions. If you are looking for this type of sports car hire you will usually be accustomed to the pitfalls and problems with ownership, especially in London. By hiring our Ferrari 458 rental car for a longer period you will relieve yourself of the burdens of maintenance, insurance, tax, mot, tyres, finance costs and the all important depreciation. Just because you can afford a Ferrari 488 does not mean you have the money to lose thousands when it comes time to sell.
We have carefully worked out that hiring our Ferrari 488 rental car for a period of up to 12 months will work out financially better than buying one for the same period. If however you intend to keep the supercar longer than 12 months it is better sense to buy or lease one on a traditional 36 month deal. Our supercar hire prices are guaranteed to be the cheapest in the UK, and we even offer a supercar hire club membership scheme to a regular customers.
Quite often when you buy a Ferrari 488 it sits in your garage unused for days or weeks at a time, costing money and depreciating. PB Supercar Hire has seen a large rise in this type of luxury car hire customer over the past few years, which have now chosen to sell their own supercar and regularly choose our Ferrari 488 hire options as and when they need a car often for a few weeks at a time. If however you simply require a car as a spur of the moment idea we have some great last minute supercar hire offers available.