I suspect the French govt taxes the hell out of cars+fuel in general and sportscars in particular (rightly so, too!) It must be that much more expensive owning a Ferrari in France than say Germany or, obviously, the US, no? And with the ongoing recession in Europe...it's no wonder there are short joyrides available. Was it mainly tourists, or were there locals signing up, too? btw, which of the two drives did you prefer?