I've been an owner for 3 weeks now and have come to wonder how others compensate for the idiocy we are confronted with every time we drive our beloved machines.
I usually blow it off and tell them, "Yeah, well, you know, if you're not packing then you better have some money and a fancy car."
But seriously, I'm like you, I didn't get the car to impress others, I got it to please myself. I'm married and I'm sure my wife would agree that impressing women is low on my list of priorities. She's not impressed with most of the things I do. As for the car, generally I get positive responses. It is a fairly rare and instantly recognisable car so people will usually approach me and ask questions about it. The usual stuff, "Is it a kit or a real one?", "How fast does it go?", etc. I'll always spend a few minutes talking with them.
But it is not usually women who come up to me to talk, it is men. Women will look over and keep on their way (of course that could be once they see me, they are probably the ones giggling and wondering about my "package"), but the guys will come over and talk and want to know all about the car. I think if you are gay then the Ferrari would be the best car to pick up guys in. Women driving Ferraris is a straight guy magnet. On the rare occasions when I let my wife drive the Ferrari we get much more head turning. I just sit in the passenger seat with that smug grin because I know they are all thinking, "Wow, that guy must be packing to have a chick with a Ferrari driving him around."
One thing that was funny was when we got our dog about 3 years ago and my wife was at work and I thought I'd give the new puppy a ride in the car. The ride went pretty well and I could tell she was a car dog. The ride was over when she started chewing on the leather center console. When my wife came home I told her I had taken the dog for a Ferrari ride. She said, "That's nice." My sister-in-law was there and when I left the room she told my wife, "Are you going to let him take the dog out in that car?" My wife was like, "Why wouldn't I?" My sister-in-law said, "Think about it. A man with a red Ferrari and a puppy?"