That hasn't stopped Rob Stanbury, formerly part of the P1 team, who has set up a new concept in supercar ownership. Members of his new club the RS Academy will be able to go to some of the best circuits in the world where the fleet of assembled cars can be taken to the limit.
The RS Academy will allow individuals, groups of friends or corporate members to drive on the Nurburgring, the renowned GP circuit Spa Francorchamps and the exclusive and privately-owned Ascari Race Resort near Marbella. Individuals can even use their time on track towards getting a racing license.
The fleet, which is owed entirely by the club, currently includes a Renault Megane R26.R, Caterham R500 Superlight, BMW M3 CSL, Porsche 997 GT3 RS, Lamborghini Superleggera and Radical SR3, and is projected to grow with the membership.
It's not for the penurious, though. Prices start from £17,495 plus a £1k joining fee.