Rakshabandhan is here and it can be time taking and quite confusing to choose a present for your beloved sister or brother. You want them to love it, don't you? Hence, we've gotten together a list of items and experiences to choose from if your brother or sister happens to be a motoring enthusiast. If they love cars, we're here to solve your dilemma with the right present. It could be something that is of use or a trinket that just looks good, then of course if you're feeling rich, there are even better experiences that you might consider.
We wouldn't advise taking a rented car to the track, but if your sibling is into fast driving, he/she would love a day out on the track. Even if you're not racing, it's quite jolly fun driving about on a track. A day on the Buddh International Circuit (Greater Noida, UP) in one of their own cars, which are race-spec Volkswagen Polos, would set you back about Rs 10000-20000, depending upon the time spent. Driving a car such as the Audi R8 or a Mercedes-Benz AMG could be a much more expensive affair with a day's experience costing about Rs 75,000. Of course, for that money, you get the car and instructors to help you go fast and a certificate as well! Company websites are the best place to research and buy such experiences.
Luxury car rental
Irrespective of one being a car enthusiast or not, who wouldn't love a ride in a luxury car, which is a dream for most people. While buying such cars can be a seriously expensive affair, renting them for a day is affordable today for many. For some hours, it allows people to soak in the experience of being in such a vehicle. To put things in perspective, a Mercedes-Benz CLA would cost you about Rs 300 per hour, plus fuel and an added charge if you exceed a pre-described range of kilometres.
Puma offers shoes that have been designed, specifically for driving, in collaboration with Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas and Ducati. They're slim and hence provide ease in switching between two or three pedals and are comfortable to wear casually as well. You could also purchase car perfumes or bobbleheads to place on the dash in the car.
Need For Speed has been a name most of us have grown up with. So, a Play Station would make a brilliant gift option to feed your brother's appetite for racing. A broadband internet connection can make the experience better as most games these days allow online gaming and interaction with gamers worldwide. One can also opt for Microsoft's Xbox console, which offers a similar experience. These consoles and games can be bought from the company websites or online stores.
Most of the people have a certain benchmark in their minds regarding what they think is the best looking car in the world. A Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari 275 GTB California, Alfa Romeo 8C, it could be any.
And they are within our purchasing power, well... sort of. Scale models are the answer and many car enthusiasts love to collect them. One can buy such scale models easily from online portals and price would vary from Rs 500 to as much as Rs 10,000, depending on the quality. (Product image courtesy: Mintmodels)