You simply cannot beat a Ferrari for a reliable little runaround.

Perfect for the West London traffic, the sporty number is  - if not quite 10 a penny - certainly going to be spotted in a traffic jam near you soon.

And in case you think we have lost our Italian marbles, the numbers speak for themselves. The prancing horse is, it appears, most likely to be seen in these parts.

West London is the UK’s Ferrari hot spot with more than 10 per cent of the nation’s 5,600 Ferraris – most probably parked close to Harrod’s, if press reports today are to be believed, causing traffic wardens no end of headaches.

No fewer than 634 Ferraris took an MOT test in West London in 2013, representing 0.9 per cent of all cars that took the test, more than four times the national average of 0.2 per cent.

With the notable exception of Surrey – where you are twice as likely to be seen behind the wheel of a Ferrari than the average Brit – the rest of the country has to slum it, relatively speaking.

Ford is officially the nation’s favourite ride, with a whopping 3.7 million of them taking an MOT test in 2013, pipping Vauxhall into second place with 2.9m tests. Volkswagen, Peugeot and Renault also made the top five.

Coventry is the UK’s Jaguar capital, where it is nearly 50 per cent more likely for a driver to own a ‘Jag’ than the average for the UK.

And taking their own road were Chester – the only place in England not to have Ford as its most popular car manufacturer, plumping instead for Vauxhall; Newcastle, where drivers like Renault cars more than anybody else in the UK; and Manchester, where you are 50 per cent more likely to encounter a Toyota driver when compared to the national average.

And if you thought Del and Rodney were from round here, albeit south of the river in Peckham, think again.

You are 50 per cent more likely to find a Robin Reliant driver in Birmingham than anywhere else in the UK, statistics show.

The Reliant Robin - made famous by Del and Rodney in Only Fools and Horses - is most popular in Birmingham
 

So who would pass their test with top marks - in a Ferrari or not?