I have to answer this question more directly: YES, much more commitment than mass produced cars [over 10,000/year].
Time and care, is it raining outside? haven't start her for a while is the battery dead? Books Videos Forums the whole nine yards so to speaking, therefore i ask you is it a serious commitment
You should drive these cars and not just garage them, or things will absolutely go wrong. While seals or fluids may not go to bad, IF they do or are marginal then you'll certainly find out when the time comes, and quickly.
Tires will need to be cared for a bit better in that 'some' persons put them to a limit, and that is nothing to play with.
Fluids, I find well worth the change on a yearly basis, as I've replaced 'stuff' when not done regularly and I'm not saying they go 'toastie' quickly but it is certainly very cheap insurance to no go the expensive route. Such as heater cores, radiators, wires, plugs/connectors, and hoses not to mention mounts and suspension components: I know these are designed almost very well, BUT, honestly they sometimes fall short in the final implementation/production. I know that Ferrari outsources some well designed items to 'Guidos 3rd cousin' and you get back [whatever] for the local shops. There should be NO REASON for Ferrari to have lousy parts, but they do.
Case closed on that.
The newer -- Porsche-like -- models such as the CA or 458 etc. will be a 'bit' better but not by much.
Batteries will absolutly go south if not on a charger. The ECU's and stuff needing power will drain that baby in about 5-10 days easily.
NOT driving them with a proper warmup, or keeping the charge on battery done, or cooling them properly after a run [for sure a sprited run] will eventually cause problems. Remembering that most of the wear and tear is on startup, these are dry sumps, and you'll need to pay attention to temps etc.
I know there are exceptions, I know people have stored them in garages for over a year with no problems IN THE SHORT RUN ,as I've seen about five rebuilds on 456 engines over the last seven years to say otherwise: 'Gentleman's' cars are not driven or maintained very well.
I will say, nonsense to lacking in care.
Note my signature: If you treat your Ferrari like a horse, you'll know what I'm saying:
1. proper warmup
2. take to trot
3. take to gallop: Necessary, and do so for about 20 min. ON/OFF the pace
4. Cool down,
5. check the vitals
6. Put in 'barn' correctly
7. Feed it well: oils, etc.
Having grownup with many horses, more than vehicles in my life, I can say they are not far off those hay burners....Matter of fact, add that to the list: HAYBURNERS, more costly to keep if a hobby than the work they perform. Look good in the saddle, fun to run, but can't pull a plow worth a darn.