The testdriver has been driving cars and testing cars and thinking about cars for about 30 years. He has a good idea about what he likes and don’t like.
He doesn’t generally like flashy cars. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate the McLaren P1s of the world. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t like to drive Lamborghinis — in fact, he finds Lambos to be an absolute pleasure to drive. He has had a good time in orange cars. An exterior of deranged, angular cut works for me.
What he does like are cars that combine a high level of luxury and a reasonable level of performance. (Of course that’s for real-world driving; the track is another story, and a place where he can do without the luxe.)
That’s why he so thoroughly enjoyed the Ferrari FF that he drove over the winter. Unsurprisingly, he also enjoyed one of Ferrari’s corporate stablemates, the Maserati Ghibli, which he sampled a few weeks back.