As a nation of car lovers, we can all admit that nothing quite compares to the engine roar of a high-performance, luxury supercar. However, let’s face it, becoming the proud owner of one of the worlds most prestigious models is only for a minority. This means that for the rest of us, we’ll have to track down alternative ways to enjoy the thrill of high-spec cars, without the excessive price tag. The perfect solution is to treat yourself to a chauffeur-driven experience, whether this may be to celebrate a special occasion or just for fun. To help you to get started, we have put together a guide to just some of the many best chauffeur cars to be driven in!
5 Of The Best Chauffeur Cars To Be Driven In
While for many, there is nothing better than getting behind the wheel of a new car, opting to jump into the driver’s seat may not always mean that you can fully experience the beauty of the top prestige models. In some cases, all you want to do is sit back, relax and feel like royalty for the day while you are driven to your destination. Chauffeur-driven experiences are also a fantastic choice as unlike hiring the vehicle for self-drive, there are no age limits, which makes this service super common for proms and birthday celebrations, for example. You do not have to meet the strict regulations to enjoy a drive a luxury car, making the overall experience super straightforward and hassle-free.
Along with the above, chauffeur-driven services are also extremely popular amongst corporate travellers who require a high-quality experience that is guaranteed to get them to their destination on time. There will be no need to worry about parking, for instance, meaning that you can arrive at meetings, hotels or to the airport stress-free and ready to take on the day ahead.
So, if you are dreaming of spending a day or two being whisked away in one of your favourite prestige vehicles, but not too sure which model to choose, here are some of our favourites for inspiration:
If you’re looking for a spacious interior with plenty of room to get comfortable, then the Bentley Mulsanne is a perfect choice. Even the standard model measures a huge 5,575mm, meaning that regardless of whether you sit in the passenger seat or at the back, you most definitely will not be lacking legroom. This makes it an excellent option for those who are a little taller with longer legs, as you’ll have plenty of space to stretch out and admire the views to your destination. Should you be travelling for a break away from home or are heading to a special occasion, you will be pleased to know that the Bentley Mulsanne is equipped with a 443-litre boot to tuck away your belongings.
When it comes to the interior aesthetics, nothing screams elegance more than deep polished wood finish, chrome detailing and plush, soft leather seats. In the back, you will also find iPad picnic tables, rear-seat screens and a powerful stereo, ideal for kicking back and enjoying a longer journey.
If you adore the Bentley Mulsanne just as much as we do, then we are pleased to say that this model is available as part of our prestige car hire. With hire starting from just £395, you are free to customise your package as much as you wish, from decorations or bubbly to complete your experience.
For a vehicle that holds the perfect balance between luxury and practicality, the Range Rover Vogue is the way to go. This is a popular choice amongst our clients who opt for our chauffeur services for corporate occasions, whether this may be to make an impression at an important meeting or pick clients up from the airport. Encapsulating complete versatility, there is no better high-class 4×4 than the Range Rover Vogue. And if the Range Rover is good enough for everyone from Her Majesty The Queen to Daniel Craig, then we think it’s the perfect choice for us!
Step inside the Range Rover Vogue, and you will be greeted with LED ambient lighting and electric leather seating, which can be both heated and cooled. Not only is there a wide floor space to allow three backseats passengers to sit comfortably but the boot can also be lowered to accommodate a temporary seating area. Throughout your ride, you can sit back and enjoy the scenery from a higher cabin height, perfect if you are travelling to a rural location with plenty of beautiful views.
When on the topic of luxury vehicles, of course, the legendary Rolls-Royce Phantom had to land a spot on our guide to the best cars for the ultimate chauffeur-driven experience. With many describing their journey as the most comfortable ride of their life, we can almost guarantee that no one could turn down a chance to sit in the back seat of a Phantom!
So what makes the Rolls-Royce Phantom so special? It’s hard to know where to start! From the outside, the model is instantly recognisable with a sleek body complete with chrome detailing and the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ hood ornament. In fact, did you know that this hood ornament alone costs a massive $200,000, designed from a combination of platinum and diamonds – now that’s what you call luxury!
When it comes to the interior, its safe to say that the Rolls-Royce Phantom was designed with the passenger experience in mind. The seats are designed in an armchair style with a cushioned headrest that slightly curves around the neck and side armrests. Even the flooring is super cosy, equipped with sheepskin rugs and with the press of a button, you will be presented with carpeted Ottomans to put your feet up and relax.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is always a sought-after choice for our clients looking for the perfect wedding car as with a touch of ribbon and bows; you are guaranteed to make an entrance! Both the series 1 and 3 Phantom is available for hire, so feel free to get in touch with our team for more information on our packages!
Modern, sleek and promised to get heads turning, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has quickly become one of the most requested prestige vehicles in the celebrity world and amongst our clients too, of course! Dating back to its first introduction in the 1970s, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, otherwise known as the “G-Wagon”, boasts everything you could ask for from a luxury SUV. At a glance, the two-metre, 2.5-tonne model looks somewhat bulky; however, you would be surprised at how effortlessly it drives, able to take on all manner of road conditions. It’s also able to reach 62mph in as little as 4.5 seconds, making it perfect for those with a need for speed. Nevertheless, you’re probably thinking, so what will the G-Class be like as a chauffeur-driven experience? Let’s take a closer look at the inside.
Due to the higher nature of the design, you will enter using a few steps before settling into memory function, electric seats. On the interior, you will be pleased to know that newer models of the G-Class have been designed with an extra 150mm of legroom at the back and plenty of headroom, allowing you to be comfortable on longer journies. You will be free to take advantage of the 16-speaker surround system, connecting your smartphone and listening to your favourite playlist as you travel. Much like the Bentley Mulsanne, you most definitely will not be short for space to store your belongings, thanks to the 667-litre boot.
Just when you thought that the Phantom was enough, we are back with another Rolls-Royce and this time its the Ghost! Although there are many similarities between the two models, there are a handful of differences which will make one jump out to you more than the other. Much like the Phantom, the Ghost is cleverly refined, designed with a meticulous eye for detail. However, it is very slightly smaller than the Phantom, measuring at 212.6 inches instead of 227.2. This means that there will be less legroom in the back, making this model perfect for those hoping to travel in the front passenger seat for corporate trips, for instance. One particular detail that we love is that, when the car is locked, the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot disappears into the radiator, hidden away until it is released when you next open.
The inside of the Rolls-Royce Ghost is just as opulent, if not more, than you would have anticipated. As opposed to complex, distracting detailing, the Ghost features a super clean, contemporary appearance with simple stitching. The dashboard is designed with open-pre wood, accompanied by mounted LEDs and laser-etched dots for an extra touch of luxury. You will also find a DVD player with Bluetooth and USB connectivity to enjoy throughout longer journies.
What Luxury Vehicle Will You Choose?
With so many exceptional vehicles manufactured every year, it can be tricky to keep up with those that are taking the luxury car world by storm. Opting for a chauffeur service is the perfect way to experience these first hand, not only allowing you to save thousands of pounds but also giving you the chance to enjoy the ultimate experience without the pressure of operating a prestige vehicle. If any of the above vehicles strike your interest and you are interested in supercar hire, then our team are always just a phone call away to run through packages and book your desired dates. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!