Gordon James Ramsay, the celebrity British chef is multitalented personality donning the hats of being a restaurateur, food critic, writer and television personality. He is greatly respected in the culinary world, but his shows “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmares” have made him a household name. Born in Scotland and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, his restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars till date.
This amazing chef has another passion besides food, which not many are aware of and this is for luxurious cars. He owns a fleet of cars in which more than 15 are Ferraris. He is one of the 150 people across the globe who owns Laferrari Aperta. He continued on his quest to add more Ferraris to his collection when he took keys of £1million LA Ferrari in South Kensington.
On Sunday, he picked up the keys to a £1million LA Ferrari in South Kensington before taking the 218mph hypercar for a spin.
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’.
And while the father of four had just bagged a ride with a 6.3-liter 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 it’s 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 personalization 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.
Gordon has been happily married to wife Tana since 1996 and they now have a brood of four children; Megan, 16, Matilda, 12, and 14-year-old twins Holly and Jack.
This Scottish chef and restaurateur, who is known for his highly acclaimed restaurants and cookbooks, is a happy and content man both in his personal and professional life. Besides being famous for his talent, he is also known for his profanity and fiery temper that he freely displays on his television programs.