Luxury car ownership is like marriage -- eventually you're gonna have to buy her a new clutch if you want to get any action on your stick shift. So why become ball-and-chained to a Beemer when you could take out five different super-models through Ecurie25: the world's largest supercar club, just launched in Austin in coordination with Lone Star Exotics.
How it works: drop a membership fee that's roughly half what it'd cost to rent these normally (find out if you can afford it here), and buys a yearly allotment of points that correlate to how long you can hold on to three categories of cars, starting with the lowest rung, the Corvette Z06 and Dodge Viper, whose price tag would still poison most bank accounts.
Higher-end beasts include a Ferrari F430 (top speed: 196), the paddle-shifted Lamborghini Gallardo, and the belle of the garage, a McLaren MP4-12C, built on an F1-style carbon fibre chassis, and loaded with a 600hp twin-turbo that can propel it to 60 in 3.1 seconds -- after 60 seconds, it's as gone as Nic Cage's career.
If you're joining a club like this one, you can probably afford to travel too, so it's a fine thing that membership carries over to their eight other locations, allowing you to remain faithful to your luxury girlfriends, so nobody gets Hertz.
Published: August 30, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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