It's the evening before Easter Friday and you’re off to pick up the rental car for a weekend away.
Will it be a Camry, a Carolla or maybe a Swift?
Rental cars can be described as many things, but exciting probably isn't one of those. They're safe, economical and efficient, but unlikely to turn heads on the main street of Mount Maunganui.
Well, it turns out that doesn’t have to be the case. Hidden away on rental website AirportRentals.com are some cars which are guaranteed to get eyeballed on any street in the country.
Annoyingly, the cars can be hard to trackdown on the website. Rather than having pages for each of these VIP cars, you have to locate them by choosing your travel dates and seeing if they are available.
But, if you're a car lover and have the time, then you’ll probably be okay with that.
Class and sophistication are two words that come to mind when you see this car.
Brand new, this model costs around $500,000, so hiring it out for a couple of days may be the only way to experience driving one.
1967 Ford Mustang
Not only is the Mustang a firm Hollywood favourite, it's also a favourite of them firm that makes it, Ford.
So much so they have ditched the iconic Ford Falcon brand altogether to focus on the Mustang.
From around $500 a day, you can take a ride in the vehicle which has starred in over 500 films including James Bond Goldfinger and The Fast & The Furious.
The Mustang also has a Kiwi connection. New Zealander Scott McLauchlan drove the latest Mustang to a series win in the Supercars Championship
Maserati Granturismo Sport
Costing around $1000 for a weekend, you could be cruising down country in the sporty Maserati GT.
The Bugatti Veyron is apparently one of the most rare and sought after rentals in the United States. So much so that people fork out as much as NZ$28,000 just to have one for a single day.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
“The name’s Bond.” Those are the words you’ll be saying when you walk up to collect this car for the weekend. However, given its as-new purchase price, perhaps the only bond you’ll want is the one you pay before you leave.
BONUS - 1963 Volkswagen ‘Herbie’ Beetle
Now we are talking. Fresh out of newsreels of New Zealand’s yesteryear, this nostalgic little runaround is probably as iconic as it gets when it comes to vehicles.
If you do book the Beetle, make sure you complete the look by driving to the beach eating Trumpet ice creams!