However, the Prime Minister said his choice of vehicle would not please his friend, the broadcaster and notorious "petrolhead" Jeremy Clarkson - because it was one of the Japanese-made electric cars used to shuttle delegates around the G20 summit in St Petersburg, Russia.
After getting used to being ferried by chauffeurs in the three years since becoming Premier in 2010, Mr Cameron joked he was pleased to find his driving skills remain intact and he did not cause any accidents.
He said: "I think I will have upset my constituent Jeremy Clarkson by driving an electric car.
"It was the first time I've driven on a road for three years, but there were no accidents, no car crashes.
"It was the one outside my villa - sadly, not British-made, but a Mitsubishi. My press secretary can attest my driving skills remain."