Lamborghini rentals are not like most car rentals you have probably experienced in the past. They require you to know a little info before getting behind the wheel.
Getting in and out of a Lamborghini
Depending on the model you rent there are different ways to get in the car. For example, the Lamborghini Aventador has specialized doors that open upward so if you try pulling the door you can damage it and it could end up costing you a fortune to get it repaired.
Getting in the Aventador Aventador Roadster, Aventador S, Aventador S Roadster
There are multiple variations of the Aventador but they all have the same door system. In order to get inside the Aventador, you need to make sure you have the keyfob in your pocket or close to the car. When you approach the car there is a hole where the door handle would be and you need to put your hand in the hole and press the button on the top side.
You can simultaneously push up and press the button hidden inside to open the door. It does not require a lot of force so if it feels like it’s not going up the keyfob could be too far from the car.
Once you are inside the car you need to reach for the door handle and gently pull the door down until it locks in place. If for any reason you left the door open you should see a warning inside the car so you should open and close the door again until the warning goes away.
If you left the lights on or for some weird reason the battery is dead you can still get inside the car. To the right of the door handle, there is a small panel that you need to gently remove. Once you remove the panel you will see a keyhole.
On the key fob, there is a button that you press on the chrome part on the side with no buttons that says Lamborghini and then pull the backup key out. You need to insert the backup key into the keyhole and turn to the right. This unlocks the door but you still need to pull the lever to the right of the keyhole toward you and that should release the door.
If this happens it’s always wise to call the exotic car rental company you rented the car from and ask them what you should do.
Getting out of the Aventador, Aventador Roadster, Aventador S, Aventador S Roadster
In order to get out of the car when you are inside, there is a lever you need to pull that is to the left of the seat. The release is not on the door but on the actual car. You can put your finger in the hole and pull the lever toward you and that should release the door.
Getting in the Huracan, Huracan Spyder, Huracan EVO and Huracan EVO Spyder
The Huracan uses a traditional door system but the door handles are unique and can be fragile. In order to open the car and get inside all you need to do is press the unlock button on the keyfob and then the door handle should pop out.
When the handle pops out you need to gently pull the portion that pops out and the car should unlock. Once inside you can just pull the door closed and be on your way to experience Miami in style.
Getting out of the Huracan, Huracan Spyder, Huracan EVO and Huracan EVO Spyder
In order to get out of the Lamborghini Huracan, you need to pull the door handle and the door should unlock and open. If it does not open you can pull it again and the door should release.
Turning on a Lamborghini
In order to start a Lamborghini, you need to find the start button that is located in the center console. There is a red cover that you need to flip up in order to access the start button. Once you flip up the cover you need to press down on the start button and you will hear the engine come to life.
Putting the Lamborghini in Drive
The most confusing part of driving a Lamborghini is putting the car into drive mode. Unlike traditional car rentals, the Lamborghini has a unique way to engage drive mode. In order to put a Lamborghini in Drive Mode, you need to disengage the parking brake by pressing down on the parking brake button.
Once the parking brake is disengaged you need to press the right paddle shifter one time in order to put the car into drive. You can confirm the car is in Drive Mode by looking at the dashboard. On the speedometer, you should see the letter D.
How to put a Lamborghini rental into Park
In order to put a Lamborghini into Park mode, all you need to do is press the P button that is located in the center console. That should automatically put the car into neutral and engage the parking brake. You can also put the car in Neutral by pressing both paddle shifters and then pulling up on the parking brake. This is the same as pressing the P button on the center.
Putting your Lamborghini rental into Neutral
If you would like to put the Lamborghini into neutral you need to press both the paddle shifters at the same time. Once you put the car in neutral you should see the letter N on the speedometer.
Important things to know before driving a Lamborghini
The Lamborghini Huracan and Lamborghini Aventador are both very low to the ground. There are lots of parking lots and valets in Miami that have speed bumps or ramps that can damage the front of the bumper.
One strategy that many people use is to approach ramps at an angle. By not going straight toward the ramp you can minimize the chances of damaging the front bumper or scraping the underside.
Most Lamborghini Aventador rentals and Huracan rentals come with a button on the dashboard that lifts the front of the car. In order to lift the car’s front end, you need to press down on the switch and wait for the front to be lifted. On the instrument cluster, you will see an indicator to let you know that the car is lifting and it will also show when it is complete.
How to go in reverse in a Lamborghini
In order to put your Lamborghini rental car in reverse, you need to pull on the lever marked with an R that is located in the center console. You should then see an R in the gauge cluster. In order to go back into drive, you need to press the right shift lever and that will put the car in drive mode again.
If you revered into a parking spot and just want to put the car in Park all you need to do is press the P in the center and the car will go directly into park mode.