Singapore's first supercar club makes its debut
Gran Superdrive offers 100 high-net worth individuals the opportunity to get behind the wheel of cars such as the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Ferrari F430 Spider, Jaguar F-Type, Maserati GranCabrio and Porsche Boxster S.
The company is founded by Henry Goh and his associates - described as a group of car enthusiasts who are also veterans of the car industry.
"At the moment, we are featuring 12 cars, with one or two to be the first to appear in Singapore," said Goh.
Some are newly registered, like the F-Type roadster, and all are "not over three years old". "We want to have as many unique cars as possible, and a convertible is always more exciting," he added.
There are four tiers of membership fees - $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 - with bonus credits of up to 60 per cent during the current launch period.
For example, a customer signing up for the $100,000 VIP tier will get a total of $160,000 in credits, which can be used to rent a Gallardo Spyder at $2,500 per day including insurance.
According to Goh, this compares with a market rate of $2,800 to $3,000 for a Gallardo Coupé, with the VIP tier also including delivery and pick-up service.
Goh says he wants to foster a "club culture". "We want to energise the networking of members," he says, adding that there will be exclusive weekly gatherings, and that he wants to meet them all personally.
He says there have been "1,000 registrations of interest" for the 100 available places.
"I want to meet them personally to understand them."