Ferrari creates the world’s most exclusive car club

Ferrari SA Aperta

Ferrari plans to create one of the world’s most exclusive collector car clubs, according to reports.

The brand is looking to create a new group of its most elite customers who will be offered the best opportunities to get their hands on limited-edition models.

Ferrari plans to open it only to people who possess at least five of the eye-wateringly expensive Italian supercars. That amounts to around 300 people around the world.

Some of whom were said to be disappointed to have missed out on the €400,000 Ferrari SA APERTA, of which only 80 examples were produced.

Exclusivity when it comes to luxury cars isn’t particularly uncommon — Bugatti, for example, is thought to have a waiting list of over a year and has been known to see customers by appointment only — but automakers rarely discuss it openly.

The move could leave existing Ferrari aficionados feeling a little short-changed — the cache of being a part of the Ferrari Owners’ Club, which has some 13,000 members, may take a dent compared to being a member of the new ‘superclub’.

To ease the pain, the brand plans to set up an annual driving and sightseeing event around Italy from next spring, inviting a limited number of Ferrari owners to drive their cars through the country that inspired them.

2010 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta