Driving the Ferrari California Turbo Is it stick?

Ferrari California Turbo How to drive a paddle shift car

Have you ever wanted to drive the Ferrari California Turbo!? But then you wonder, is it stick? Many people struggle with the idea of a manual transmission. Some people are able to drive a manual transmission, but they are nervous having to do so on a $200k Ferrari! No need to fear however, because Ferrari has equipped the Ferrari California Turbo with a paddle shift controller for its transmission.

How does a paddle shift transmission work actually? While the internal components are complicated, the experience of driving a Ferrari California Turbo with paddle shift is actually very easy! There is no clutch pedal, there is no need to shift the car yourself (unless you want to), and the experience is very similar to driving an automatic transmission. Sound boring? Simply turn off the automatic shifting option and grab a paddle to change gears up and down whenever you desire. The beauty of the paddle shift transmission is that you can decide if you want to drive an automatic or not, and you can change your mind at any time.

Still confused about how this all works? Don’t worry, we made a video to help you understand it all a bit better. Ride along with Tom in our Ferrari California Turbo and he will show you the exact operation of this supercar.

Book your rental of this amazing car today! Imagine Lifestyles can provide you a day, weekend, weekly, or monthly rental of this Ferrari in New York, Miami, Philadelphia, or New Jersey. With delivery available upon request, this (and other) amazing supercars are only a phone call away. Request a free quote now: Ferrari California Turbo Rental

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Cheerleaders Platinum Pole Awards & Imagine Lifestyles VIP Chauffeur Service Giveaway

On November 9th 2017, Cheerleaders Gentleman’s Club and Metrospect Events have joined forces to present Cheerleaders Platinum Pole Awards! Contestants hailing from all over the globe will battle it out for a chance to win the astonishing $10,000 Winner Take All prize.  Local and national celebrity judges will be brought in to select the winner and contestants will be judged on agility, technicality, presentation, showmanship, originality of performance and costuming.  Tickets to this unprecedented event will include a sponsored select open bar, gourmet passed appetizers prepared by Chef Beth Esposito of Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons, and a champagne toast to congratulate the 2017 Platinum Pole Awards Winner.
Cheerleaders Platinum Pole Awards

Cheerleaders Platinum Pole Awards Event Details:

Date: Nov 9th, 2017
Venue: Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club
Address: 2740 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
More information: PlatinumPoleAwards.com

Contest Details: 

Win a Private Chauffeur Drive & Tickets for 2 to Hair O’ The Dog- January 20th 2018, Voted Best Event In Philly
Imagine Lifestyles will take you and a friend in a private chauffeured luxury vehicle to the Hair of the Dog event. Wag your tail off and dance until you drop at the BEST event in Philly! Unleash and get ready for a wild evening at the exclusive Hilton Penn’s Landing with Philadelphia’s hottest crowd. Partygoers will enjoy top-shelf libations, gourmet fare , extravagant décor, top-notch entertainment, and so much more! Hair O’ The Dog is the one event you do not want to miss.

How to Enter:

On Nov 9th 2017 GO TO the Cheerleaders Platinum Pole awards at 2740 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19148. Find the Imagine Lifestyles booth. Sign up at Imagine Lifestyles ipad kiosks and that’s it. You are entered!! Imagine Lifestyles specializes in luxury chauffeur services, exotic car rentals, luxury suv rentals, and luxury concierge services.
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Imagine Lifestyles visits the 2017 Cheesesteak Festival Philadelphia

2017 Cheesesteak Festival Philadelphia

When it comes to Cheesesteaks the Imagine Lifestyles crew has a huge appetite! That’s why we sent a few of our staff members over to the 3rd Annual 2017 Cheesesteak Festival Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. This event played host to some of the best local food and hand crafted beer that Philadelphia has to offer. Almost 10,000 guests showed up to chow down and partake in the live music, cheesesteak eating contest, and family fun! While this was a good time for us to grab some grub, it was more importantly a great opportunity for us to meet and mingle with the public to give them a taste of what the Imagine Lifestyles brand is all about!

We brought three different vehicles with us to display at this event, all of which are available for rental from Imagine Lifestyles

In honor of the 2017 Cheesesteak Festival Philadelphia, Imagine Lifestyles wants to buy you a Cheesesteak! For every rental picked up from our New Jersey warehouse, we will buy you one free cheesesteak sandwich. *Offer valid through November 2017. New Jersey warehouse pick-up only. Must mention this offer when placing reservation. Offer subject to availability, limit one per rental.*

While it would unfortunately be impossible to share with you the many flavors of the day, we do want to give you a peek at what it was all about. Take a look at our video below to see how we spent some of our time at the 3rd Annual 2017 Cheesesteak Festival Philadelphia.

 

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Hot Cheerleaders & Exotic Cars

Imagine Lifestyles is always looking to bring you the best in entertainment and luxury, and occasionally beautiful women. We recently visited Cheerleaders Gentlemens club in Philadelphia, PA and started putting together an amazing giveaway. Well, the bosses put together an amazing giveaway, the rest of us spent some time with the beautiful ladies, and a few of our exotic cars. Details will be available soon for the giveaway, but for now, take a peek at some of the video we captured while we were there.

 

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Imagine Lifestyles visits 97.5 Fantasy Fest 2017

We here at Imagine Lifestyles love to have a good time. That’s why we had to say yes when the opportunity came for us to put our cars on display at the 97.5 Fantasy Fest in Philadelphia. The Fantasy Fest  was held on August 27th 2017 at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, and brought together one of the biggest parties that venue has seen all year!

Take a look at our video recap!

Special thanks to Tom Messenger for his support creating this video: http://goo.gl/yy6wqz

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Drag Race! BMW i8 vs Lamborghini Huracan

 

What could be more fun than watching two of the worlds greatest supercars duke it out in a head to head all out race? The only thing that I can think of would be if the win was major upset. Last week we pitted the Lamborghini Huracan spyder against the BMW i8 hybrid in a drag race, and the photo finish showed a shocking result.

 

If you think you can do better, try a rental of one of these luxury supercars for yourself, and send us your videos
Lamborghini Huracan
BMW i8 Hybrid

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How to open fuel door on BMW i8 Hybrid

The BMW i8 Hybrid is a phenomenal vehicle. Few vehicles on the road today can compete with its exotic design, and even less can boast the same amount of comfort for their driver and passengers. While the BMW i8 is a leader in many of these regards, it is not without a few quirks. One quirk in particular is frustrating to both vehicle owners and renters alike is the sticky fuel door that will leave you stranded at the pump.

In an attempt to produce “The Ultimate Driving Machine” BMW has pressurized the entire fuel system of the i8 hybrid. When you push the fuel door release button on the drivers door, a message will appear on the dashboard stating “Preparing To Refuel”. On rare occasion this message will stay on the dash, and the door will not open. If this ever happens to you, follow these simple steps to quickly open the fuel door.

  1. Press the fuel door open button on the drivers side door
  2. View the message “Preparing To Refuel” on the dashboard. This message will likely be accompanied by a percentage
  3. Wait 30 seconds to see if this process will complete on its own
  4. Open the trunk of the vehicle. Trunk release is also located on drivers side door
  5. Remove access panel on passengers side of the vehicle
  6. Pull the green release tab
  7. Press the fuel tank door to pop open

Watch our video tutorial for opening a stuck fuel door on the BMW i8 Hybrid

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Life Hack! Get a touch free finish when you dry your car

Have we just discovered a new car cleaning life hack?

Here at Imagine Lifestyles we are always looking for innovative ways to take care of our fleet. One of the most delicate parts of our operation is cleaning our luxury and exotic cars. It recently occurred to us that the leaf blower is a great way to get a touch-free dry finish. We manage to safely get a showroom look as quickly as a drive through car wash – and have a little fun too!

Stay tuned for more of our hot tips!

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Deliver a Luxury Rental Car to your door. How does Imagine Lifestyles get you the car of your dreams?

Not a week goes by that I am not asked the question, “do you guys offer delivery?” The answer is an enthusiastic YES! Imagine Lifestyles maintains a fleet of trucks and trailers that are ready at a moments notice to deliver you the luxury or exotic car that is just right for your weekend getaway, or your month long stay.

Some of the common questions asked about this service include whether or not we can operate at the airports. The answer to this is also YES! Our team of professionally trained drivers can meet you right at the terminal, enabling you to hop right off your flight and into your car. No more wandering through massive terminals, or waiting for shuttle buses to take you to a dingy rental car kiosk where you have to wait in line. Simply walk up to your vehicle, allow us to assist you with your bags, and be on your way. We’ll even have the AC set so the car is nice and comfortable from the moment you open the door.

 

More options for our Imagine Lifestyles professional delivery service include:

  • Airport Delivery & Pick up
  • Hotel Delivery & Pick up
  • Home Delivery & Pick up
  • Office Delivery & Pick up
  • Imagine Lifestyles will deliver and pick up our luxury and exotic rental vehicles at any location you request

- Tom Messenger

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#butterflydoors on the BMW i8 Exotic Rental Car Now Available

Meet the BMW i8 Hybrid, among the most pristine and exotic cars available on the luxury car rental market today!  The BMW i8 has heads turning all over the East coast with its insane exotic styling, and unique hybrid performance. This BMW i8 rental rental is available from Imagine Lifestyles in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

The BMW i8 exotic rental vehicle is the ultimate way to feel for yourself the overall power  strategically crafted for this model.  The increased performance tweaks ensure extremely perfect handling and incredible acceleration. The interior of the i8 is sleek and exotic.  This haute luxury car rental provides utmost comfort for cruising the streets.

Save now on this exotic car rental with the code #butterflydoors only $795/day regularly $995/day

The fine print…

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • Security deposit required
  • Must provide insurance
  • Minimum 2 day reservation
  • Reservations subject to availability
  • Prices are plus tax and delivery
  • Can book up to 6 months in advance
  • Must complete reservation by 08/01/2017
  • Must mention #butterflydoors

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