• Apr 11, 2006
American Formula 1 driver Scott Speed (that's him doing his best Kevin Costner imitation at right) has lent his name to a new twist on the exotic car timeshare/rental concept. While outfits like San Francisco-based Club Sportiva bill themselves as "the ownership alternative," allowing club members to rent exotic and classic cars owned by the club, Speed's Squadra Piloti operates in the manner of a dating service, putting members who own, say, a Lamborghini Gallardo, with other members who want to drive one (think Match.com, but with cars).
Squadra Piloti (it means "team of drivers" in Italian) members can make arrangements like swapping their exotics for a specified time, or simply renting their bahnburner to a member whose daily driver is, well, sub-exotic.

If having an F1 pilot as a member is important to you, Squadra Piloti's uber-driver Scott Speed is up against Club Sportiva's Mario Andretti. Tough act to follow, Scott.

Check out the Squadra Piloti website for more info. If you try it out, let us know how it goes! Maybe Scott will rent you his Toro Rosso ride...

[Sources: Scott Speed's Squadra Piloti, Club Sportiva]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      RE: Zonda.

      Thanks, y'all. I pretty ignore any exotic unless it's a Maserati :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is that what they mean when they say most race car drivers are "of small stature"?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very interesting. Think anybody'd want to trade me a stint in their 550 Maranello for some seat time in my 20 year-old Spec RX-7?

      I was really hoping this was just like match.com, in that it would hook me up with women who really, really like cars. Nuts. ;-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Would you settle for women who like car nuts?

      I got a Neon. Maybe someone will let me drive their Sentra.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Joel,

      That car he is leaning against is Pagini Zonda.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Scott - get your blue jeaned ass off that car, you nitwit!

      How am I supposed to teach my kids to repect fine automobiles when pseudo celebrities think squatting on the fender is a great PR shot.

      Give me those keys, boy!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's PAGANI. :)

      • 8 Years Ago
      I can see an ad like this maybe:

      "Woman, 35 y.o. single, seeking man with expensive red car and big wallet. Small penis a must. Enjoys walks on the beach, guys with cars over $100K and penis less than 3". Must have a photo (of both). Personality optional."

      Get out the measuring stick!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's that car that Scott's leaning against?