New £200,000, V12-engined super sports cars are rare things; it’s not often you get to test one, even in this business. Getting the chance to travel in two of them within the space of a fortnight, before any single paying customer – that would be something.

But that’s the incredible, wonderful, ridiculous kind of privilege that being in this line of work can give you. On Tuesday I was in Sierra Nevada, getting on terms with Aston Martin’s £190k Vanquish; twelve days later, Maranello, and the £240k Ferrari F12. If you’d put a price on those two days, I certainly couldn’t afford it.