How to rent a Porsche 911 Carrera for just $130 and get the most out of it

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

As mentioned previously Lufthansa and Avis have a EUR 99 Porsche rental for 3 hours.

This is the Avis booking link.

The offer is targeted toward HON Circle members and First Class passengers but nobody at Avis cared about that. Anybody should be able to use the link!

It's also not a pre-paid reservation so even if the Avis agents refuse to give you the car – you'll be charged only 9.91 (10% penalty).

Here's a bit of an idea what a Porsche 911 Carrera is:

Porsche revealed basic information on the 991 Carrera and Carrera S on 23 August 2011.[32] The Carrera is powered by a 350 hp (257 kW) 3.4-liter engine. The Carrera S features a 3.8-liter engine producing 400 hp (294 kW). A Power Kit (option X51) is available for the Carrera S, increasing power to 430 hp. The new 991's overall length grows by 2.2 inches and wheelbase grows by 3.9 inches (now 96.5 in.) Overhangs are trimmed and the rear axle moves rearward roughly 3 in. toward the engine (made possible by new 3-shaft transmissions whose output flanges are moved closer to the engine).

Where should u go?

For me a 400bhp car is the most fun on a wide Autobahn without a speed limit. The A5 stretch from Frankfurt Airport toward Weiterstadt is exactly that. If you would like to drive fast – just go up and down that strip.

Remember fuel is included! So there is no need to drive economically (unless you specifically care about the environment). Just stay under 150km in total.

There is a brochure that will recommend other routes but I find it a waste to be in traffic coasting along 80km/h if you could actually let it rip.

The Avis reservation will say 2 hours – but the Lufthansa page and the Avis agent said 3 hours. That's a lot of time for a car that goes 250km/hour!

I had the chance to get it to 140mph while on the A5 stretch but driving that fast is not everybody's idea of fun 🙂 There IS a lot of traffic so you will need experience driving fast and with tons of trucks and other slow cars around. Don't do that if you drive the first time in Germany!

I think it's an amazing experience. You get to drive a brand new sports car worth $100k for a couple of hours on one of Germany's best autobahn's. The gas you'll burn is probably worth another $50 making it an even better deal.

The car has a fantastic sound and the acceleration even when already driving 100mph is just breathtaking. It's to be driven to be believed.

Book it before it's gone.