Taking the ‘why on earth did they…?’ questions as read, the Ferrari FF has understandably received its fair share of comparisons: Porsche’s Panamera; the Aston Martin Rapide; even the Lamborghini Aventador. But here’s one most of us were not expecting.

Set against a snow-flushed backdrop in the Engadin Valley, this video from classicdriver.com (via chromjuwelen) pits two types of FF against each other: the Ferrari, and a late-1960s Jensen. Both are front-engined, and both are four wheel drive. Yes, power tests would be a trifle one-sided in this bout, with the prancing horse pulling 261 hp more, and reaching 100 kph nearly 5s faster than, its forty year old British rival. But then you won’t find many quarter-mile drags featured here >>>

James Gent first started as a freelance motorsport writer in the UK, before an urge to be paid a monthly wage saw him move to Dubai in late 2011. A keen motoring enthusiast, he hopes that one day his garage will hold a Lamborghini Countach, as well as a WRC Lancia Delta Integrale.

James Gent