Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6

When you’re behind the wheel of the Ferrari FF it’s plainly obvious what you’re there for: driving. Everything is geared towards the event of piloting this extreme machine.

All of the controls are brilliantly positioned in the cabin so nothing’s too much of a stretch. Most are actually on the steering wheel, where you’ll find switches, buttons and paddles for the windscreen wipers, lights and gearbox.

The Manettino switch lives there too, and so does a button to ‘de-couple’ the suspension from the Manettino so you can have an engaging drive in Sport mode without enduring undue discomfort.

That’s not to mention the red button labelled ENGINE START, which is the catalyst for childish giggling as the engine barks into life. You’ve still got to turn the key in the ignition barrel, which renders the button somewhat incongruous, but pushing it is deeply, deeply satisfying. We can’t see anyone getting bored of that.

There are more buttons for basic gearbox control under the heater controls in the centre console. Push ‘R’ for reverse, ‘Launch’ for launch control and ‘Auto’ for automatic mode.

As you’d expect, the seat itself is perfectly placed in the cabin. It’s low, but you don’t feel like you’re contorting yourself into the car. Once seated you notice a fair amount of visibility, which is refreshing once again for an Italian supercar of this performance.

Both front seats are electric, and can be either heated or ventilated at extra cost.

An Italian supercar doesn’t sound like the most comfortable place on earth to spend time, so what of Ferrari FF comfort levels? Sure, this is a sporty machine, but we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how comfortable the cabin is.

We were especially impressed with the seats, which are mounted low for an athletic drive yet very supportive and not too encompassing compared to some other firms’ attempts at an all-rounder.

Thanks to the adaptive suspension it’s also not bone-jarringly uncomfortable on the motorway, the 20-inch alloys with low-profile tyres allowing an amount of road roar into the cabin which is only relative to the orchestral exhaust note. We’d put up with that.

The FF’s clever aerodynamics play a part here too, seriously cutting down the wind noise audible in all four of the seats.