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Geneva Motor Show 2017: a look to the future of Bentley supercars

Like every year, Geneva International Motor Show has been the perfect stage for the world premiere of many luxury cars that will be tomorrow’s standard. We took a look over the horizon and got in touch with some of the best supercars of the future.

Bentley presented its new Bentayga Mulliner, a top-level SUV which will be built in very limited number and features a superior selection of materials and finishing, where the owner will play an important role from the customization point of view. This car surely represents a redifinition of exclusive luxury.

Bentley also presented its most powerful and fastest Continental model: the coupé version of the brand new Continental Supersports reaches a top speed of 336 kph and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 3.5 s. Quite good numbers for a car which reaches top level in both categories, luxury and sportscars.

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Summer 2017 Early Bird Booking: ready for the warm season!

We do love snow. We love it, indeed. But since we travel everyday to give the best service around Europe, we have fallen in love with many locations which give their best during the warm season.

In our blog we already spent some words on beautiful Tuscany, a land of smooth hills and sweet valleys which is home to some of the best expressions of italian cuisine, touristic locations, arts and panoramas.

At the same time, we remain always astonished by the beauty of the southern France, where a rich and historic land meets some of the most famous shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Another location where we love to work is the area of Marbella and Malaga, where the warmth of the sun unleashes the spicy and folkloristic Spanish heritage.

Summer is also the perfect season to visit European capital cities: we feel at home in Rome, Berlin, Paris and Madrid, where we daily deliver our service to our customers, delivering the best luxury and sports cars at their hotel or at the airport.

If you plan a trip in one of these locations, or anywhere in Europe, contact us and benefit of our Summer 2017 Early Bird Booking opportunities: you will have the chance to choose the car you love, and rent it at the best price!

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Our happy customers: a feedback

Luca P. rented his first King Rent luxury car back in 2014, and since then he is a regular customer. We asked him to spend a few words on the Company and its service to have his feedback and some ideas to offer a better service. After the short talk, we decided to publish his answers, since it presents some of the most important elements of our Company.

How did you go in touch with King Rent, back in the days?
I found the company on internet, several years ago while planning a trip in Spain and France. I was looking for a Ferrari, and King Rent came up first on the search engine.

Every time you choose to visit Europe, you could have plenty of car rental options. Why do you choose us?
You know, for a car enthusiast like me, I really need to be in touch with a Company which shares the same values. Even more, your proposal includes high-level cars in every category, procedures are easy and fast, and I have a wide range of cars to choose from.
I would like to point out as well, that from my experience with other luxury car rental companies, I have realized that kingrent.com is the most reliable and trustable company out there. It is really annyoing when you don’t get what you paid for, and with King Rent I have never been disappointed but you guys always exceeded my expectations.

How did you find the experience, while staying in Europe?
Europe is beautiful, first of all. But when you come from a foreign Country, you need to plan everything in detail, to spend your time in the best way. You picked me up at the airport with “my” Ferrari, and it was great to have the chance to simply drive it back in front of check-in area at the airport at the end of the holiday. You answered really fast to my answers… and also helped me to find my hotel (he laughs).

What could we do more? And what could we do better?
From the car rental point of view, I can only ask you to keep working as you do today. I could enjoy more luxury tours during summer, since Europe offers so many locations you could plan one every month! Sometimes it is great to travel a location with people which are resident and know the place well, so I would be happy if you would advertise more offers which include car, dinners, hotel and attractions.

That’s all! Thank you so much for sharing this short interview with us!
My pleasure! I will see you guys in July when I will book my next sportscar!

If you want to read more feedback on King Rent’s service, check out our profile on TrustPilot, or our website, kingrent.com

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Our newest cars: BMW X5

One of the best mid-sized BMW Sport-Utility Vehicles (SUVs), the new generation of X5 has evolved into a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV), becoming a perfect match between comfort and sporty look and feel. In fact, despite its size, BMW X5 can reach great performances on the road in terms of drive and stability.

Based on a unibody chassis, BMW X5 shares its underpinnings with the BMW 5 series, a performance luxury sedan. This makes this car less oriented on a hardcore off-road soul, making it a better fit for drivers looking for luxury and comfort, but still with the “X Factor” (which stands for 4×4 models, in BMW’s world).

At King Rent we are really glad to have the chance to offer to our customers BMW X5, a pinnacle in the SAV/SUV/4×4 category. Anyway, if you are looking for something different for your next trip, we have plenty of options in our Luxury Car Categories page.

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Our newest cars: Bentley Bentayga

Reach a brand new level in the SUV category with our brand new Bentley Bentayga. Designed and crafted to set a new standard of luxury and performance in the sector, this new flagship car offers a wide range of opportunities to customize and personalise, in order to fit the model to your desires and needs.

The unprecedented tecnhology which lies inside its heart enables it to reach unparalleled levels in terms of power, speed and efficiency, offering at the same time (only luxury SUV to do it) a brand new four-, five- or seven-seat configuration in one body style. Discover the perfect blend of comfort and sporty look and feel with this brand new Bentley jewel.

At King Rent we work everyday to bring to you the best, and we really feel that Bentley Bentayga embodies our values, style and level of service and performance. Contact us for enquiries or reservations: we will deliver this new marvel at your hotel, airport or where you prefer, in the best European locations.

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Our newest cars: the new Mercedes GLS

It’s not about appearence: most of the new features of Mercedes’ luxury SUV GLS (evolution of Mercedes GL) are hidden inside its core. More efficient engines, the new 9G-tronic shift, evoluted multimedia management, active and passive security are just a few concepts the German engineers worked on to launch the new version.

From the design point of view, Mercedes GLS keeps the classic and immortal design of Mercedes SUVs we already know very well. Anyway, GLS features a new design especially on the front: bumper and headlights have been re-designed.

Those looking for a 7-seats-SUV with a sporty look can also choose the AMG Line package for exterior and interior: this means a bumper with larger openings, 21-inch wheels, brushed steel pedals, sporty seats and steering wheel and instrumentation with a checkerboard background.

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Tuscany’s Treasures – The Abbey of San Galgano: inspiring King Arthur’s mythology?

A cistercian monastery found in the valley of the river Merce, the Abbey of San Galgano in the tuscanian province of Siena is a breathtaking, mystic place. The roofless walls of the Gothic style 13th-century Abbey church still stand tall above the visitor, and still remember the faith and industry of the local inhabitants which started building them around 1220 to remember the Catholic Saint Galgano Guidotti (San Galgano, in Italian), who lived as a hermit and died in the nearby town of Chiusdino.

Formerly a ruthless knight in its early life, Galgano – according to the myth – had a vision about Archangel Michael, the Apostles and the Creator himself. Reading this as a sign, Galgano decided to plant a cross, but having no chance to build a wood cross, planted its sword in the ground. The stone yielded like butter, then became rock again, and noone could ever remove the cross from that point. It is said that the episode inspired the very similar episode in the Arthurian mythology. Myth or not, you can still see the sword planted in the ground in the nearby Montesiepi Chapel.

Discover all our rental locations here.

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Tuscany’s Treasures – Chianti Valley: quality food, wine and landscapes

Simply one of the most beautiful and renowned regions of Italy, Chianti Valley – Valle del Chianti, in Italian – attracts every year thousands of visitors from all around the world. The landscape is the one you can think – or dream – when you think about Tuscany, with its gentle hills kissed by the sun, wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, history-rich stone buildings and castle ruins. So beautiful you will think to live inside a postcard or a photography.

The Valley, and the region that takes the name from it, extends itself between two of the most typical and beautiful Tuscany’s locations: the cities of Siena and Florence. In between these two charming cities you can find plenty of small, rural villages built on the rocks or on the top of green hills surrounded by cypresses, and have the chance to taste some of the best examples of italian food – most typically t-bone steaks and selections of cheese – and some of the greatest products of the Italian wine industry.

Discover all our locations and destinations here.

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Tuscany’s Treasures – Val d’Orcia: A Wonderful Idea

When you think about Tuscany, it’s very probable that you imagine green and golden hills, covered by vineyards, and long, winding roads closed between two lines of tall and pointy cypresses. Maybe you don’t know, but if you have imagined the scene, you have just seen the Orcia Valley, Val d’Orcia in Italian. Continue reading

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Hollywood Supercars 5: General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard

Featuring its shining orange color and the “drifting and jumping” driving style of Bo and Luke Duke, General Lee quickly became an icon of its time. Seen between 1979 and 1985 in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series, General Lee (often simply referred as “the General”) is a modified 1969 Dodge Charger which features a Confederate flag on its roof (symbol of the indomable spirit of indipendence of many southern US States), welded shut doors (which forced the Duke cousins to jump in and out through the windows), American Racing Vector 8×15” or 8.5×15” alloy rims, and a horn which plays the first twelve notes of the song “Dixie”, an anthem for the Southern United States. Continue reading