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The top five West Country destinations for a supercar break

Supercar hire in the UK is an exhilarating portal to scenic destinations, alluring attractions and an endless network of picturesque roads. Whether you’re planning a birthday surprise, a romantic jaunt or simply a weekend break, hiring a luxury supercar offers the perfect way to escape the city and get back to nature in a stylish and adrenaline-charged manner.

What better place to make your weekend escapade truly memorable than the South West of England? Varied landscapes and rolling countryside provide exquisite backdrops to ceaseless country road cruises. Imagine visiting beautiful beaches, estates and gardens, while driving on some of the most exciting touring roads in the UK in a V12 supercar. To satiate your supercar-driving fantasies, we’ve compiled this list of the five best destinations to visit in the West Country, with a suggested supercar rental for each.

1.) Exmoor

Exmoor National Park is a haven of moorland, valleys and woodland
Exmoor National Park is a haven of moorland, valleys and woodland
Ferrari 458
Drive across Exmoor in a Ferrari 458

Hire a Ferrari in the UK – the Ferrari 458 would be ideal – and head to Exmoor National Park, a great choice for anyone who appreciates spectacular scenery and the feeling of freedom. The road from Wheddon Cross to Brendon Hill is full of fluid twists and turns, which unravel the scenic countryside with the roar of your engine. Exmoor National Park is a haven of moorland, valleys and woodland – a must-see for anyone with a love for Nature, particularly in the summer months. Numerous charming towns punctuate the Exmoor Heritage Coast, including Lynmouth, Porlock and Lynton.


2.) St Ives, Cornwall, UK

St Ives is Cornwall’s most famous destination and an appealing port of call for those with a fondness of coastal beauty
St Ives is Cornwall’s most famous destination and an appealing port of call for those with a fondness of coastal beauty
Jaguar F Type
Explore the beauty of Cornwall in a Jaguar F Type

St Ives is Cornwall’s most famous destination and an appealing port of call for those with a fondness of coastal beauty. The drive from St Ives to St Just spans over 10 miles and is characterised by steep climbs, fun descents, challenging bends and inviting straights. During your pit stops you’ll be able to explore multiple galleries, beaches, cafes and top-notch restaurants and bars. St Ives is a laid-back contrast to the harshness of city life; Porthmeor Beach offers a convivial setting for an afternoon bathe with the family or a romantic stroll with a loved one. Channel the best of Britain with a Jaguar F Type.


3.) Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge
Possibly the UK’s most awe-inspiring drive, the road through Cheddar Gorge is unique in its majesty and lures driving enthusiasts with its promise of a memorable journey
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Experience the spectacular Cheddar Gorge in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Possibly the UK’s most awe-inspiring drive, the road through Cheddar Gorge is unique in its majesty and lures driving enthusiasts with its promise of a memorable journey. Just 10 miles to the West of Bristol, you’ll be blown away by mile upon mile of stunning Somerset countryside. Huge rocky formations tower up either side of the road, which meanders through the gorge. This route can be divided into sections to allow yourself time to take in the beautiful scenery in between bursts of open road driving. Start at Ashwick and finish in Axbridge to experience the best of the region. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage would do these spectacular roads justice.


4.) The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast in Devon covers over 100 miles of breathtaking countryside
Range Rover Vogue
Hire a Range Rover Vogue to cross the varied terrain with ease

The Jurassic Coast in Devon covers over 100 miles of breathtaking countryside. The UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an endless selection of idyllic beaches, stunning cliffs and attractive countryside. Imagine yourself cruising along the cliff top roads in your supercar, the envy of other road users, stopping at your leisure to take in the natural landscape and enjoy charming towns and villages. The varied rock formations that battle the lashing waves have defined a coastline that is beautiful, unique and steeped in history, as the name might suggest. Drive along the coast to the Island of Portland for the best views of the Jurassic Coast. Hire a Range Rover Vogue to cross the varied terrain with ease.


5.) Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park
Driving through Dartmoor is an isolating experience – the perfect solution to urban claustrophobia
rolls royce phantom
The Rolls Royce phantom is a fitting supercar to hire if you are heading to Dartmoor

Driving through Dartmoor is an isolating experience – the perfect solution to urban claustrophobia. Pacey sweeping bends, punctuated by astonishing scenery and glimpses of wildlife, create the perfect combination for fans of driving; speed and beauty are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of visitors. Dartmoor National Park is home to one of the most haunted roads in the UK, according to legend. In spite of haunting stories of supernatural on goings on this road, take the B3212 from Exeter to travel through the middle of the park. However, be sure to check the weather in advance as cloudy conditions make the pass hazardous. The Rolls Royce phantom is a fitting supercar to hire.

Renting a luxury sports car redefines the travelling experience. The West Country – a destination that exudes natural beauty and invites exploration – is made all the more appealing by the roar of a supercar engine and open roads. Appreciate the power of a Lamborghini, the sensitive response of a Porsche or the luxurious comfort of a Rolls Royce on some of the best driving roads in the UK. Hiring a supercar enables drivers to experience great cars at a great price. Escape the city this weekend and invigorate your sense of fun.