From £226,0238

Price, fuel economy, range and depreciation

Like the 612 Scaglietti that went before it, the FF is a car in which you’d happily drive serious distances.

It’s quiet when you want it to be, it has a large, 91-litre fuel tank and is claimed to average 18.3mpg.

The addition of direct injection and stop-start helps bring a 25 percent improvement in emissions over the 612, too, resulting in a CO2 figure of 360g/km.

Of course, the FF’s massive price tag – the base cost is £227,077 and our test car came in at £275,827 with options – puts it in the upper echelons of motoring excess, well beyond the normal means of anyone familiar with personal loans and PAYE paychecks.