Sports Car Transport Guide

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They call it a timeless powerhouse … Lamborghini Aventador. It is Italy’s meanest, most glamorous and mysterious car that can take you places … in seconds.

If you are into extreme sports, then driving a Lamborghini Aventador should do it for you. A 700 hp, 350 km/h and 0-100km/h in 2.9 sec. Driving this kind of a beast is not going be easy. The Aventador is a two seater hyper sports car. If you want a challenge, get ready to sit low because these cars are low! Keep in mind that on the road you will be the minority in this car. Other drivers of bigger and heavier cars won’t see you. They will sure hear you though because you will be loud. That’s what you paid for after all – a sports car.

Now put the seat forward and lean back! Are you ready? Do you know what you are doing? If you are ready to hit the pedal to the metal fasten your seatbelt first. That is what our customer told us about her car, the one you see in the photos.


Sports Car Transport

The Aventador has been a sales success for Lamborghini all along. They have given sports cars enthusiast the unique driving experience many have always wanted.  It is a powerful supercar. If you are about to drive one for the first time, don’t turn off the traction mode and drive within your limits.

Ruthlessly powerful, indecently extravagant, insanely fast, and hence, crazy expensive. Aventador is not a car for a trip across the country

If you own a Lamborghini, or any other supercar, and the mere thought of a minor scuff mark on its body makes you cringe, then your best bet is to hire a professional car transport company. Due to their high value, sports cars require extra care during transport. You need a reputable auto transporter that knows how to handle high-end vehicles, you need white glove service. Moreover, you need enclosed auto transport carrier. Any reputable auto shipping company will advice you to ship your sports car in an enclosed trailer.


You can choose between a multi-car carrier and a single car carrier.

Enclosed multi-car carriers are usually requested for transport across the country. Enclosed transport is usually more expensive. However, multi-car carriers are still less expensive than a single car carrier. It all depends on the distance the exclusivity of the service you require.

Single car carriers are booked for shorter distance, or expedited services. Booking an enclsoed single-car carrier will cost more because of their exclusivity and the protection they provide to your vehicle. This is the reason they are usually reserved for high-end automobiles.


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How much does sports car transport cost?

Shipping a sports car is more expensive. We say this because when you really care about your car you will choose a more secure, enclosed trailer. Yet, the price to ship a vehicle depends on more than the type of trailer you choose. Several factors affect the cost to ship a car on daily basis.

Vehicle make, model as well as any modifications done to the car affect the cost. We already know you are shipping a sports car. But have you added any modifications that would require special accommodations to load/unload your vehicle? It’s important you mention them as it may affect your shipping costs.

The distance and the exact pick up and drop off location make a difference. The longer the distance, the more you will pay for shipping. It’s not rocket science. When it gets to pick up/drop off locations, transporting between major metropolitan areas costs less, simply because truckers have more opportunities to find loads fast. Proximity to major highways is also one of the factors that affect the price of shipping.

Supply and demand fluctuations in the auto transport industry play a major role in prices. When the demand is high, the truck space is limited. Hence, higher priced vehicles ship first. It’s just the way the industry works.

Transport type of course also determines your quote. As we’ve mentioned earlier, you’ll have a choice between open and enclosed carriers. Given the high value of your super car, we highly recommend you opt for an enclosed trailer.

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Other factors that affect car shipping cost

When you request a top load you have to pay an extra fee.  Your vehicle will travel on the top deck of a trailer, which ensures against possible leaks from other cars.

If you request a guaranteed pick-up or delivery dates, or in some way an expedited auto transort service, this will cost more. Should you need your vehicle on or by an exact date, discuss your situation with your auto transport provider for a custom quote. This service is available to you for an extra charge.


How do you choose an auto transport company you can trust?

To help you with this question we need to explore how auto trasport works and explain to you the entities involved in the auto transport industry. However, how do you trally choose a company? Well, it all starts wit research. The three main entities / companies you can find online are brokers, lead providers and carrriers.

Brokers / management companies

Broker companies are logistics management partners to both you, the customer and carriers. They work directly with the carriers across the country. And they do all the legwork to satisfy even the pickiest customers’ auto transport needs. Brokers make sure a carrier is properly insured and has all the necessary skills and equipment to transport your car. They also negotiate a price on your behalf and ensure it’s acceptable to you and the carrier.

Carrier companies

Carriers are the backbone of the industry; they are also the ones that will physically move your car. Most carriers are independent owner operators who would rather be on the road making money transporting vehicles than looking for leads. For this exact reason, many carriers don’t even have an online presence. They build relationships with brokers that help them fill their cargo space. This type of relationship also keeps the industry from monopolization by big companies. Review our guide about brokers vs. carriers and their relation to learn more how this auto transport works.

Lead providers

In your search for an auto transport company, you will encounter one more player in the industry – lead providing companies. Their websites are often misleading, making you believe they are either a broker or carrier. In reality, they are neither. A lead provider collects your information and then sells it to various brokers. Therefore, whenever you see a promise of multiple car shipping quotes, think twice before submitting your contact details. The chances are you’ll be contacted by various companies trying to sell you their services.

To find a company to transport your sports car you can start online or ask friends and family for recommendations. Reading online reviews helps alot and you should take your time and do that. Also, make sure to look beyond the first pages of Google search results. When you speak with your potential car shipper, ask questions and trust your gut. A good company will be upfront and transparent. To make sure the company is compliant with government regulations, check their USDOT licensing and ask about insurance. Inquire about its cargo insurance – whether it’s existent and what it covers. This part is especially important since you are transporting quite a precious cargo.


How does sports car transport with Corsia Logistics work?

  1. Get in touch with us and tell us your car’s make and model.
  2. Let us know pick-up and delivery zip codes.
  3. Besides that we need exact locations for pick-up and delivery.
  4. We need to know your moving date and first available date for pick-up.
  5. Choose between open or enclosed trailer for your vehicle.
  6. Make sure to mention car condition and any modifications.
  7. Based on all details we will quote you a price to ship your sports car.
  8. Then we start working on your order to find the best fitted carrier that rund your route.
  9. When we have a carrier we schedule your shipment and advise you on the pick-up window.
  10. The carrier will pick-up your car one to a few days from your first available date.
  11. At pick up, the carrier performs an inspection and marks everything on the Bill of Lading.
  12. At delivery, another inspection is due to ensure your car has arrived intact. Sign the Bill of Lading and pay the remaining balance.


What service should you choose for your sports car?

You will have a choice between open and enclosed carrier. An open trailer is the standard shipping method that works for any automobile. But when it comes to shipping a sports car, given the high value of it, we advice our customers to choose an enclosed trailer. It is more expensive and is not always as readily available as open auto transport, but it will add an extra layer of protection. Rain, snow, hail or road elements – with enclosed trialer your car will be fully protected.


Shipping your sports car with Corsia Logistics is easy. We work with specialized auto dealerships from across the country. We will give you peace of mind. We arrange car transport anywhere within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Our logistics experts will walk you through the entire sports car shipping process. We believe transparency is key. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions because we want you to make educated decisions. Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, you name it. We will be happy to transport it for you in one of our enclosed car shipping trailers. Thank you!

















About the Author:

I am the co-owner and marketing director of Corsia Logistics. I believe in creating useful content for our customers and readers. If you would like to contact me please do so via our contact us form or any social media channel. Thank you.

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