For $599, today’s deal gets you an Exotic Car Tour from Club Sportiva (a $995 value). Much like the actors selected to play James Bond, drivers must be at least 25 years old and provide a valid license, insurance, and sign a waiver.
The Exotic Car Tour indulges auto aficionados with a day of high-performance joy riding. The day’s car-centric activities include test drives of six different vehicles, such as a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and an Audi R8, through 120 miles of scenic Bay Area backroads. After a meet and greet and complimentary continental breakfast at the Club Sportiva Clubhouse in San Jose, drivers will learn the basics of each car from the club's Performance Driving Academy instructors. From there, participants hit the road, stopping at designated points along the way every 20 to 30 minutes to switch cars. Tour-takers will also fuel up at Alice's Restaurant for a complimentary midday meal break.
E-mail or call to reserve a date for the tour and coordinate the rental agreement and complete necessary paperwork. Note that some insurance policies do not cover "non-owned" sports cars. Check with your provider before purchasing. Note that vehicle availability is subject to change on short notice.
Thirty Yelpers give Club Sportiva a perfect five-star average:
- the Club Sportiva Driving Experience was one of my most memorable automotive experiences to date. I cannot wait to schedule another outing and visit the newly remodeled clubhouse. – Sean H., Yelp, 10/15/2010
- The staff here is incredible, they are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. They make every effort to ensure you get the best driving experience, they truly appreciate great cars - it shows, and they want to share it. – Ben K., Yelp, 07/30/2008
For all but a privileged few, driving a Ferrari or Tesla is just a dream—no more attainable than throwing a perfect game or going to space with your dog. This didn't sit well with the crew at Club Sportiva, which is why they decided to apply the timeshare concept to exotic cars. Now, club members and average joes can take the wheel of fine autos once reserved for celebrities and society’s elite.
Available for luxury rental or timeshare membership, Club Sportiva’s fleet includes some of the fastest and rarest cars on the planet, from the 315 horsepower of the Porsche Boxster S to the turbocharged engine of the Mclaren MP4-12C. Members are also privy to even more exclusive wheels, such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, which can launch from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds thanks to 562 horsepower under its hood. In addition, Club Sportiva also hosts exotic car tours, during which drivers can sample the speed of their favorite supercars, feel the rush of the road, and hear the whistle of the wind through their teeth.