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DMC's Event

Last Friday Drive Me Barcelona invited several DMC’s to an specially organised event for them on Montmeló.

This exclusive event started in One Ocean Club with a bus that took them to the circuit, where a professional guide received them and then proceeded to do a tour through the building where among others they saw the press conference room, the podium, the pit box, the security control room and the waiting room for the winners where historic events have taken place like when the king of Spain making Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa shake the hand to leave their problems aside.

After this great tour, the DMC’s proceeded to take turns to drive our supercars on the track to feel what it’s like to test yourself and such amazing cars.

They took the our Ferrari California, Porsche Carrera 911, Nissan GT-R and Lamborghini Huracán, and they truly enjoyed the experience, stepping out of the cars with adrenaline flowing and almost shaking legs but overall a big smile of satisfaction on their faces, which is the most important thing for us.

After that, to finish with the event, all the DMC’s and the DME Group team went up to the VIP Box where the CEO of the company, David Jané along with the Head of Sales and Marketing, Natalia Di Palma, made a speech to let the DMC’s know better about or products and let them know that the company implication in collaborate and help them to make sales and offer the best services is complete.

The speech took place while food and drinks were served with the finest ingredients such as jamón and other luxury canapés.

When everyone was already pleased, the bus came again to take the DMC’s to One Ocean Club again and everyone looking forward the next event.

We want to thank everyone for their presence, hard work, and professionality. DME enjoys doing this events and will continue doing it to show it’s values and networking passion.

See you next time, drive safe!
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What to do in Barcelona in October

When you think about October, probably the images that come to your mind are snowflakes, a piping hot pumpkin latte and Halloween decorations.

Well, in Barcelona only one of these things is actually happening and it is the Halloween decorations. October is almost another month of summer here, people are still going to the beach and in the middle of the day you still might need a cold drink but at night it might be a bit cold, that’s why we will give tell you some of the best things to do in Barcelona during this month.

48 hours open house The city opens up spaces and buildings that aren’t normally accessible to the public. It’s an event that cities such as New York and Dubai do, and it’s been going on in Barcelona since 2010 with a huge success. Some of the buildings that you will have access to are “L’Arc de Triomf”, the gothic buildings in the center and “La Casa de l’Ardiaca”

The days of the event are the 20 and 21 of October, more information (only in Catalan and Spanish) at http://www.48hopenhousebarcelona.org/es. But if you are interested and want more information in English, let us know.

Go to the beach in Sitges: Yes, even though it’s October most of the afternoons you can actually enjoy a nice sunbathing session on the sand and even swimming in the Med. For a relaxing and nice experience, visit Sitges beach, only 40 minutes away from Barcelona by car, totally worth it!

Enjoy chestnuts. The most typical snack in Catalunya at this time of the year. We have a tradition called la Castañada (soon we will write a blog about it) and suddenly many stands appear, like out of nowhere, to sell chestnuts. When it gets colder in the evenings, you can go up close to the fire pits where they prepare them for you, smelling them and eating them is one of the best things that you will ever experience.

Also enjoy a nice walk on the streets, do some shopping in the centre of the city, eat in restaurants with local food and products and of course, come to drive a supercar!

This is all for this time, don’t forget to enjoy your stay here and see you soon!

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The referendum and it’s effects

As you might have seen on the news, and you have read our previous blog “The referendum” Catalunya voted the 1st of October. It was a referendum to ask one question:

Do you want Catalunya to become an independent republic?

The referendum results were the key to determine if the president of “La Generalitat”, the parliament, would declare the independence from Spain. But, however, it wouldn’t be so simple.

The spanish supreme court declared illegal the referendum and the spanish government send 7.000 policemen to stop it.

The day came and people started voting, Catalan police “Mossos d’esquadra” took some of the ballot boxes in a peaceful way, but the spanish court considered that they weren’t being effective and decided to send the spanish police to definitely stopping it, since it was illegal.

At the end of the day, 2.286.217 people voted and 700.000 were taken by the police, a huge result keeping in mind that in Catalunya the census is up to 5.3 millions so about the 42% of the people participated.

The “yes” was the chosen option by 2.044.038 people, about 90% of the people who voted .

Spanish government said that any referendum had not taken place in Catalunya, that nothing happened there, to some days later changed their speech to say that they would never accept the results of the illegal referendum, since there are some images of people voting more than once and of course, it was not legal.

Now, some days later, the Catalan president declared independence only to follow it by a suspension in order to offer a negotiation to the spanish government proposing some european countries or members of organizations to be mediators. The same procedure was used by Slovenia, with the difference that Yugoslavia (the country which Slovenia separated) was ruled by a dictator and wasn’t inside of the EU.

The spanish government has refused any dialogue and is about to apply the article 155 of the spanish constitution, which allows the government “to do anything necessary to go back to a normal situation” and how they will apply it is unknown.

What will come next is hard to say, will catalan parliament declare independence? Will spanish court make it back to normal life?

If it’s for us, we love everyone. In our office we have catalan, spanish, english, south americans… borders don’t exist for us, but we have some preferences though: we really love italian and german cars.

For more information stay in touch,

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The history of the brand Ferrari

“A Ferrari is a Ferrari”, “you won’t see a commercial of Ferrari in the tv because they don’t need it”, you sure have heard these sentences.

When someone thinks about a Ferrari probably imagines a the classic supercar, red and probably something similar to the F12 or the Testarossa for the classic ones. But does everyone know their history? How they started? If not, we will explain it to you. Iy you already know it, a little bit of remembering won’t hurt!

Enzo Ferrari, founder of the brand Ferrari, was born in Modena (Italy) on February 18th 1898. From the age of 10 he wanted to be a race driver and he witnessed Felice Nazzaro's win at the 1908 Circuit di Bologna, an event that inspired him.

Following the family's carpentry business collapse, Ferrari started searching for a job in the car industry. He unsuccessfully volunteered his services to FIAT in Turin, eventually settling for a job as test-driver for C.M.N. (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali), a car manufacturer in Milan, which rebuilt used truck bodies into small passenger cars.

He devoted his entire life to designing and building sports cars and, of course, to the track. Having been made an official Alfa Romeo driver in 1924, within five years he had gone on to found the Scuderia Ferrari on Viale Trento Trieste in Modena which assisted mostly gentlemen drivers in racing their cars.

In 1938, Enzo Ferrari was appointed head of Alfa Corse but quit the position in 1939 to set up his own company, Auto Avio Costruzioni, which operated out of the old Scuderia buildings.

The company’s story officially began in 1947 when the first Ferrari emerged from the historic factory entrance on Via Abetone Inferiore in Maranello. The 125 S, as it was known, embodied the passion and determination of the company’s founder. It was the first Ferrari-badged car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine; Enzo Ferrari reluctantly built and sold his automobiles to fund Scuderia Ferrari.

All racing activities ground to a halt, however, with the outbreak of the Second World War and, in late 1943, Auto Avio Costruzioni moved from Modena to Maranello. The end of the war saw Ferrari design and build the 1,500 cm³ 12-cylinder 125 S, which made its competitive debut in the hands of Franco Cortese at the Piacenza Circuit on May 11th 1947.

Through these years the brand has presented several models, some of them impressive that will remain forever in the history of the supercar (for example the F40) and some other not so good but still, a Ferrari is a Ferrari right?




Here go some curiosities:


Enzo Ferrari wasn't initially interested in the idea of producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, with headquarters in Modena.

The legendary symbol used by Ferrari has heroic origins. It was first adopted as a personal emblem by a highly decorated Italian World War I pilot, Francesco Baracca, who had it painted on the fuselage of his aircraft.

The classic Ferrari red was simply the colour assigned by the International Automobile Federation to Italian grand prix cars in the early years of the last century.

Ferrari has made some special cars for special requests such as Eric Clapton with his Ferrari SP12 EC.


With this we finish our blog about the brand Ferrari and it’s history. We hope you have enjoyed it and if you want to drive a Ferrari remember that we bring this chance to you better than anyone else!

Just let us know!

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The Experiences of Drive Me Barcelona

When you come to Barcelona, it doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the tenth, you always expect something special and you are likely to find it. You look for new experiences or improve the ones that you have back home, or maybe if your life is awesome just to keep them at the same level.

Drive Me Barcelona gives you that opportunity. We offer experiences to make your stay in Barcelona even better and we can offer you many different options for you to choose the one that suits you better:

Supercar tours: The best way to get into the supercar world. Choose your favourite one (Ferrari California, Porsche 911 Carrera, Nissan GTR and Lamborghini Huracán among others) and do the route that fits better in your time schedule or needs, you have the 20 minutes one, 40 and 90 in which a professional instructor will lead you through the experience. . Also you can purchase extras such as an extra passenger and a video of your route to not forget about the experience and show it to other people.

Experiences: For those who want to go further in their luxurious way to live Barcelona, we offer different packs such as Drive and sailing (driving a supercar and enjoying the Med in a boat) Drive and Jetskii (for those who instead of chilling want more action) Drive and Helicopter (we change the Med for the sky of Barcelona) and Drive and beauty (Drive a supercar and recieve a beauty treatment at one of the most luxurious places in Barcelona) Whatever you are looking for, there’s an experience for you!

Road routes: The experience itself, for those who want to enjoy not only Barcelona, but Catalunya and the supercar at it’s best. The Road Routes are 4 hours tours designed to make you enjoy every mile. Choose between ” Penedés and the vineyards” where you will go to a traditional winery and learn about it and of course enjoy it, “Sitges & the coast road” where you will drive through the coast line of the south of Catalunya with stunning views, and “Montserrat and the mountain” visit the most famous mountain in Catalunya and enjoy the roads that sorround it, with plenty of places to test the car and your skills (ALWAYS RESPECTING THE LAW AND YOUR SAFETY!)


Plenty of things to do, for every personal taste and needs. Drive Me Barcelona brings the best to you with the best service. Live what you deserve, which is the best of the best.

Check our website and don’t hesitate to book! www.drivemebarcelona.com
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Lamborghini Huracán

Con el nombre de un toro español conocido por su bravura, podemos decir que el nombre le queda que ni pintado. Tanto estéticamente como a nivel técnico este coche es la representación de la fuerza bruta y la elegancia de un toro aunque por suerte es algo más fácil de domar.

Llegado para sustituir al Gallardo, es fabricado en la planta de Sant'Agata Bolognese (Italia) concretamente en una línea de producción completamente nueva. La primera versión que se presentó fue el Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 que es la versión más extendida, siendo la más básica el 580-2, y el 640-4 Performante la más potente. Va por el camino de superar a su antecesor Gallardo como el coche más vendido por la marca, el cuál llegó a 14.000 unidades vendidas desde 2003 hasta 2013.El Huracán lleva desde 2014 8.564 unidades.

El Huracán tiene un motor aspirado 5.2 V10 (610 cv), que entrega toda su fuerza a las cuatro ruedas gracias a la tracción permanente, a través de su cambio de siete marchas 'Lamborghini Doppia Frizione' ('LDF' - 'Doble Embrague Lamborghini') que es una gran mejora respecto al Gallardo, cuyo cambio de marchas no era mucho de nuestro agrado. La 'Piattaforma Inerziale Lamborghini' ('LPI' - 'Lamborghini Plataforma Inercial'), es la encargada de detectar todos los movimientos de la carrocería, para ajustar de modo inmediato las configuraciones del coche. Su plataforma combina la tecnología de fibra de carbono de Lamborghini con elementos de aluminio, lo que deja un peso en vacío de 1.422 kilos; con estos datos en la mano, las cuentas que salen son que el Huracán ofrece una relación peso/potencia de 2,33 kg/CV y llega a alcanzar los 325 km/h, pasando de 0 a 100 en 3.2 segundos ¿no está nada mal verdad?

El cockpit está especialmente diseñado para el amante del lujo y la distinción, a la altura de lo que se espera en un modelo tan exclusivo. Simplemente el launch control ya nos da esa sensación de que en cualquier momento vamos a poder disparar misiles o que recibimos una llamada del comisario Gordon para salvar Gotham City. El resto de mandos (ventanas, transmisión…) también están diseñados para dar esta sensación futurista y super particular siguiendo con la estética habitual de la marca italiana.

Por sacar un “pero” a este coche es que quizás Lamborghini ha querido hacerlo demasiado “user-friendly”. Para conductores que se introducen al mundo Lamborghini y de los superdeportivos es ideal, pero los puristas pueden echar de menos algo más de libertad y dificultad en la conducción, algo que también sucede con el Aventador, perdiendo así la sensación de bestia indomable de sus modelos más antiguos.

Como siempre, recordamos que cada persona puede tener una opinión y para nosotros que un coche facilite la conducción (siempre y cuando permita seguir siendo divertida) no es algo negativo.

El Huracán es un coche que nos apasiona, demuestra la perfecta adaptación de los super coches clásicos al mundo moderno y no hay día en que no lo admiremos.

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The history of Barcelona Part III

To finish with the history of Barcelona, today we will talk about the last period, as summarized as it can be, for you to understand the essence of the city due to it’s history.

The marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile in 1469 united the two royal lines and Madrid became the center of political power while the colonisation of the Americas.

The unification of the Spanish kingdoms and the riches of the New World were not without political repercussions for Europe, leading ultimately to the War of the Spanish Succession from 1701 to 1714. The Catalan nobility sided with the Habsburgs against the Bourbon Philip V, which led to the abolition of Catalan autonomy with the the diminution of the political influence of the city of Barcelona in Spain.

However, from the end of the 18th century, Catalonia as a whole, and Barcelona in particular, became important industrial centres, with an increase in wealth (if not political power). In 1812, Barcelona was annexed by Napoleonic France and incorporated into the First French Empire as part of the department of Montserrat, where it remained for a few years until Napoleon's defeat.

In 1888, Barcelona hosted the Exposición Universal de Barcelona, which led to a great extension of its urbanised area from Parc de la Ciutadella to Barceloneta. In 1897, the city absorbed six surrounding municipalities and the new district of the Eixample (literally "the extension") was laid out.

During the last week of July 1909, ever since referred to as Tragic Week, when Prime Minister Antonio Maura mobilised reservists to fight in the Spanish colony of Morocco, the working classes, backed by the anarchists, socialists and republicans, rioted in the streets of Barcelona, resulting in the deaths of over 100 citizens.

The city had prepared to host the People's Olympics during the summer of 1936, building the Olympic Stadium and developing the Montjuïc area, but the insurrection of the army in July 1936 plunged Spain into civil war.

The city, and Catalonia in general, were resolutely Republican, which has nothing to do with the American party, but with having a president of the republic and not a king and a royal family.

Barcelona was repeatedly bombed by air raids The most severe lasted three days beginning on 16 March 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War when the italian dictator Benito Mussolini, requested by General Franco as retribution against the Catalan population, dropped them all over the city. More than 1,000 people died, including many children, and over 2,000 were injured.

The city finally fell into Nationalist hands on 26 January 1939.

The resistance of Barcelona to Franco's coup d'état was to have lasting effects after the defeat of the Republican government. The autonomous institutions of Catalonia were abolished and the use of the Catalan language in public life was suppressed and forbidden, although its use was not formally illegalised as often claimed. Barcelona remained the second largest city in Spain, at the heart of a region which was relatively industrialised and prosperous, despite the devastation of the civil war.

The result was a large-scale immigration from poorer regions of Spain (particularly Andalucia, Murcia and Galicia), which in turn led to rapid urbanisation, making a large number of today’s population of Catalonia descendents of immigrants.

The death of the spanish dictator in 1975 brought on a period of democratisation throughout Spain. Pressure for change was particularly strong in Barcelona, which considered that it had been punished during nearly forty years of Francoism for its support of the Republican government. Massive, but peaceful, demonstrations on 11 September 1977 assembled over a million people in the streets of Barcelona to call for the restoration of Catalan autonomy and it has been eventually becoming the day to claim for the independence.


With this we finish the trilogy of the history of Barcelona, but we will dedicate a blog about the 11/09 in Catalunya, what commemorates, what this day means to catalans and its evolution through the years.

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Audi R8

Han pasado ya 11 años, casi 12, desde que Audi empezó a fabricar su ya famoso R8.

Salido del prototipo del Audi quattro Le Mans del 2002, este es un automóvil que compite directamente con el Ferrari 458, el Lamborghini Huracán y el Porsche 911 turbo siendo ligeramente más barato que sus competidores (aprox 196.000 cuando sus rivales superan sensiblemente los 200.000 en el caso del Porsche y superan los 240 en caso de Ferrari y Lamborghini)

También tenemos que destacar que en comparación a sus competidores, el Audi es un coche mucho más discreto (que no práctico) para el día a día.

Este fué el primer modelo de Audi con disposición no delantera del motor, Con el motor central han logrado una distribución del peso casi perfecta, con el 44% en el tren delantero y el 56% en el trasero. Su carrocería está hecha totalmente de aluminio con unas tomas de aire que no solo lo hacen más estético sino que también mejoran notablemente la aerodinámica del vehículo y la refrigeración del motor, siendo así uno de los pocos coches de estas características con refrigeración natural.

Para ser un superdeportivo, el Cockpit está orientado para la comodidad del conductor, con un volante diseñado especialmente para dejar más espacio para las piernas.

Comparte el chasis y el motor V10 con el Lamborghini Huracán, como hemos dicho el interior es notablemente más cómodo y funcional, aunque menos vistoso.

Este coche ofrece dos versiones en cuanto el motor: V8 y V10.

Con el V8 de 4,2 litros con cuatro válvulas por cilindro e inyección directa FSI, común con el de otros modelos del Grupo Volkswagen, su potencia máxima es de 420 CV a 7800 rpm, y su par motor máximo es de 430 Nm. Entre las 3500 y 7600 rpm, el par motor es superior a 385 Nm.

El R8 V8 acelera de 0 a 100 km/h en 4,2 s, y su velocidad máxima es de 301 km/h

Con el V10 de 5,2 litros con cuatro válvulas por cilindro e inyección directa FSI, derivado del Lamborghini Gallardo y Huracan, su potencia máxima es de 560 CV a 8000 rpm, y su par motor máximo es de 540 Nm.

El R8 V10 acelera de 0 a 100 km/h en 3,2 s, y su velocidad máxima es de 330 km/h

El R8 tiene el sistema de tracción integral Quattro, y está disponible con una caja de cambio manual de seis velocidades y una semiautomática de siete, esta última llamada R-tronic.

Además, para ser un supercoche es bastante espacioso en cuanto a maletero y Cockpit, algo que se aprecia en viajes largos o al transportar maletas o otras pertenencias. El launch control es fácil de utilizar.

Un punto negativo es que el depósito de combustible no es demasiado grande y por ello tiene una autonomía un poco limitada.

En conclusión: Es un coche rápido, que se adapta perfectamente a lo que el conductor le pida, se adapta a velocidades normales, arrasa cuando se le pide correr y es utilizable para el día a día, un supercoche en todos los sentidos.
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The history of Barcelona Part II


In the previous micro blog we talked about the beginning of the city of Barcelona, when it was Barkeno and ruled by the Iberian people.

Today we advance in time until when the romans entered to the Iberian peninsula from the north and arrived to Barcelona, which initially it wasn’t the most important settlement but Tarraco and Caesaraugusta, the latter of which is known today as Zaragoza.

By the 2nd century, the city had a population of 3500–5000. The main economic activity was cultivation of the surrounding land, and its wine was exported widely. The first raids by the Germanic tribes started around 250, and the fortifications of the city were substantially improved in the later years of the 3rd century under Claudius II. Significant vestiges of Roman Barcino can be seen in the underground displays of the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA), which also maintains other heritage sites from Roman times in Barcelona.

Throught the next centuries, Barcelona through wars, attempts of invasions, marriages between tribes became more multicultural having jew, visigoth population and the christianism started to become the main religion because of martirs that today are remembered by some of the cities that sorround Barcelona carry their name (modernized, of course, for example Saint Cucuphas is Sant Cugat)

Moorish forces arrived in the Iberian peninsula in 711After the conquest and devastation of Tarraco in 717, Barchinona surrendered peacefully and was hence spared from major destruction. The vestigial Visigothic kingdom ruled by Ardo (713-720) in Septimania was conquered by the invading Arabs in 720.

Muslim rule in Barshiluna lasted roughly 85 years. While the cathedral was converted into a mosque and taxes levied on non-Muslims, religious freedom and civil government was largely respected. The local Walī was mostly concerned with military matters; the count and the local bishop generally had day-to-day control of the local population.

Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, captured Barcelona in 801 after a siege of several months and due to it’s position in the map and strategies in the war towards the Muslims, most of the nobility made it their permanent residence . The city of Barcelona, easily defensible and with excellent fortifications, prospered with the increasing power of its overlords, while the other Marcher counties had more limited prospects.

Alfonso II of Aragon inherited the Crown of Aragon in 1162 thanks to the marriage in 1137 of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, with Petronila of Aragon. The city of Barcelona was by far the largest settlement in Catalonia, at least four times larger than Girona, and a vital source of royal income.

On the next and last micro blog about the history of Barcelona we will talk about the modern Barcelona, the dictatorship and the end of the 20th century.

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The history of Barcelona Part I

Barcelona is nowadays one of the most well known cities in the world. It’s history, culture, fashion, architecture and parties, among others it’s what make it special.

The year 2016, more than 10 million tourists visited this coastly town.

Something must have to reach those numbers, which are not rookie at all!

But how did it end up being what it is today? How did Barcelona become so desirable, what started this fascination? We will tell you with a series of microblogs...so sit back, buckle up and enjoy!

Part 1 - BC to the 1st Century

The origin of the earliest settlement at the site of present-day Barcelona is unclear. Remains from the Neolithic period have been found on the coastal plane near the city. The ruins of an early settlement have been excavated in the El Raval neighborhood, including different tombs and dwellings dating to earlier than 5000 BC.

We could mark the real beginning of the city of Barcelona over 2000 years when it was an Iberian village named Barkeno. Even though they provided great knowledge about sailing and commercial routes, there are almost no remains of them in Barcelona but some coins and some rests in Montjuic of what is believed to be cemeteries and houses, but due to the use of the zone for rock mining there’s almost no edifications left.

Fun fact: a myth attributes the foundation of the city to Hercules before the foundation of Rome. During the fourth of his Labours, Hercules joins Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece, travelling across the Mediterranean in nine ships. One of the ships is lost in a storm off the Catalan coast, and Hercules sets out to locate it. He finds it wrecked by a small hill, but with the crew saved. The crew are so taken by the beauty of the location that they found a city with the name Barca Nona ("Ninth Ship").

We will continue with the Romans and the Middle Age with the next one, stay tuned and don’t forget to rent one of our luxury cars and do the routes to see all that we talk about here!

Drive safe.


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