Gordon Ramsay Enriches His Fleet of Ferraris
Gordon Ramsay is a world-renowned chef, a culinary legend, having many Michelin star restaurants to his credit. His TV shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmares” are very popular where one can see both his nasty and helping nature. It is said in the culinary world that if you have worked under Ramsay you are bound to survive and succeed anywhere.
This celebrity chef has another passion besides food, which is of owning expensive and luxurious cars. He has his fleet of Ferraris with 15 different Ferraris in it, including Laferrari Aperta, which only 150 people across the globe own. He has now added another jewel to his collection by buying £1million LA Ferrari in South Kensington. With his latest possession, he seems to be a happy and content man doing best at the professional and personal front.
Gordon, 48 looked pretty pleased with himself after purchasing a car – also owned by Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton – which Top Gear says is to be ‘much respected.’ He took this £1million beauty which boasts of 218mph for a spin.
And while the father of four had just bagged a ride with a 6.3-litre V12 engine, an electric motor worthy of a McLaren P1 car and lambo doors, his first trip was to pick up his kids.
Gordon is sure to have earned some cool points when he arrived to collect daughter Meg from Netball in a stunning LA Ferrari, straight from the dealership.
Showing off the new ride to his 422k Instagram followers, Ramsay at first said: ‘Holy Mackerel its Fast…’ before informing fans ‘My first trip was out on the M4 to watch Megs Netball fyi it didn’t take me long to get there…’
He concluded: ‘The Electric part even toasts your bread quickly…’
His new electric sports car is thought to cost £1million before personalisation and though it is not known the full level of little touches Gordon made, he did brag about having his famous phrase ‘DONE!’ emblazoned on the steering wheel.
Hell’s Kitchen host Gordon, whose best friends with David and Victoria Beckham, appeared youthful in black trainers and a navy T-shirt with jeans.
Despite tearing his Achilles tendon two weeks ago and being seen sporting an ankle brace, the athletic television star was looking comfortable in his regular shoes.
Sunday was a big spending day for the star, which also stopped by Claridges in his appropriately flashy vehicle.
Gordon even held up onlookers in the street who stopped to snap on their camera phones while the celebrity chef served up satisfied smiles.
It appeared to be a treat for himself after Gordon’s previous Ferrari 550 Maranello was gifted to him by wife Tana Ramsay when he achieved the 3 star Michelin award.
The blue car was bought from the same HR Owen Ferrari dealership in South Kensington 15 years ago in the year 2000.
The LA Ferrari model is just the latest in a string of supercars owned by the TV star, having previously owned 15 Ferrari models, including the 458 Italia and F12 Berlinetta.
Things appear to be going well for the famous cook, whose wealth was estimated by Forbes to be around $48million.
He is due to open the Bread Street Kitchen in Singapore and took his Hell’s Kitchen successfully over to the States in 2005.
This year already, he was invited to feed Elton John and his Oscars 2015 after party guests, which included the likes of Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Mike Myers and Kylie Minogue.
As of now, Gordon is doing great on both professional and personal front. He is a happily married man for the past 23 years and has four kids from this marriage to Tana: Megan, 16, Matilda, 12, and 14-year-old twins Holly and Jack. He is reigning the culinary world and at the same time finding time to fulfill his second passion of fast and luxurious cars. Not everyone is as lucky as Gordon to find time and energy to fulfill two passions in life simultaneously.