Legend, master-chef, icon, inspiration – these are some of the words that Gordon Ramsay hears of himself almost every day. While he may be waking up to his chef hat, he surely knows how to add some spice to his routine. It’s his love of cars that keeps the child in him alive as he splurges on some of the fanciest of cars. Be it the Ferraris or the Bentleys or even an Aston Martin, Ramsay has a taste that matches the best of Formula drivers. His car collection seems to be multiplying at the same rate as his wealth.
The ultra-rich are starting to take a note of Ramsay’s epic love for cars. Most are now able to look beyond Ramsay’s image of the extremely tough chef from ‘Hell’s Kitchen’. Read on to find out how Gordon Ramsay manages the kitchen and the garage with utmost ease.
Jewelin the Crown
He’s owned over 15 Ferraris since finding fame as a celebrity chef.But Gordon Ramsay needed to update his collection on Sunday when 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-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 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…’
Fancy Cars Become Routine for Ramsay
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.
Living the High Life
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.
The rich may be buying islands, but Gordon Ramsay’s love stops and continues with cars. His garage may have an eye-popping collection of super luxury cars, but he doesn’t stop at those. He continues to explore and evolve as a car lover. Juggling between his multiple roles in day to day life, Ramsay is sure about finding time for his metal beauties.