Driving your first Ferrari is a very personal experience. It’s the same as driving your first supercar (if the two firsts don’t collide) or getting into your very first car. There’s just something about the mystique of the brand that means a frisson of excitement is guaranteed the moment you’re handed a key with a Prancing Horse on it. For me that first wasn’t just a Ferrari, it was a V12 Ferrari and one with the engine at the front. It was the 812 GTS.