Press the big, red “Engine Start” button on the steering wheel, and the V-8 behind your ears lights off with a whump before settling into a steady yowl. People, household pets, birds–all nearby living organisms instinctively back off at the sound. Engage first gear with the right shift paddle, roll away briskly, and above 4000 rpm or so the automatic exhaust-pipe valves suddenly open, and you’ll think you’ve just stepped on the tail of a Le Mans race car. Pull the right shift paddle again and…watch out! Somebody just exploded an M-80 in a trash can! Oh, wait. Sorry. That was the Ferrari F430 completing a normal upshift. There’s nothing understated about this car. To drive it, you’ve got to be prepared to live large.