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posted on December 5th, 2012

Whether you’re looking to dominate the road in a sleek and powerful Aston Martin V8 Vantage, strut your stuff in a bright yellow Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, or flaunt your classic good taste in a Rat Pack-worthy C2 Corvette or Porsche 365 Speedster Replica, driving the car of your dreams can be prohibitively expensive. It costs some serious green to channel your inner superhero — whether that’s James Bond, Schumi, or old Blue Eyes. But luckily, there are new options out there, thanks to the emerging and increasingly ubiquitous sharing economy.

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Peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, Turo, has changed the game for car enthusiasts of all stripes, providing affordable rental options by car lovers, for car lovers. From a wide array of classic beauties to exotics including Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos, and even the rare Fisker Karma, Turo connects specialty cars owners with neighbors and travelers who want something more than the cookie-cutter fleets lining the lots of traditional rental agencies.

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It can be extraordinarily difficult to find a genuinely unique car within the confines of a traditional rental company’s inventory — and just as difficult to pay for renting one. But if you want the cachet, without the piles of cash, Turo can get you behind the wheel of these dream cars. From an A3 to a Z4, from a candy-apple-red Tesla Model S to a sleek, black Tesla Model X with gull-wing doors, you can find the perfect car for your A-list vacation on a D-list budget.

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Founded in 2009, Turo is a car rental marketplace active in over 4,500 North American cities where local car owners provide travelers with a vehicle for their next adventure. If your next adventure requires an impressive set of wheels, Turo can hand you the keys to glitz and glamor — for up to 30% less than a traditional car rental company.

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One clever couple channeled old-world Hollywood on their wedding day by renting this historically registered Porsche 365 Speedster replica. A thoughtful son picked out this electric blue Corvette Stingray as a surprise gift for his dad, who had been obsessing over Corvettes since he was a kid. The possibilities are endless, when you have the right car in tow.

Cars inspire us; they can evoke a bygone era, they can make us feel like a million bucks even though we may not have those bucks, they make us feel free, they pique our imaginations and quite literally take us places. So pick out the car that makes you feel like Hollywood royalty, put on your best sunglasses, and even get your car delivered, just like a star.

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