The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione may be a bit of a curate’s egg in the supercar world. It comes with the same badge as a 147, it’s not quite the perfect driving machine, and buying one would cost you nearly £180,000, or as much as a Lamborghini LP560-4 and a new Lotus Evora combined.

Still, how great would those gentle curves look outside your house, eh? How great would it be to rattle the china in your neighbour’s lounge with its unbelievable 4.7-litre V8? What if it could be delivered to your house and collected once you were done? And what if you could have another three or four supercars like it, each for a long weekend? Sounds like the sort of deal that could make your year.

The Marque II Car Club can make it happen. We’ve come across car clubs like it before, but none that offer such good value for money, because membership here can cost as little as £4500 a year. Why so cheap? Because the guys at Marque II aren’t daft enough to buy brand new cars, which means their stock depreciates less, and their overheads are much lower.

And what do you get for your money? Well, anything between 1000 and 2500 membership points, with which you buy time in any one car in the club’s fleet. Which, incidentally, includes the only club-owned Alfa 8C in the country.