Gordon Ramsay shows off his limited edition $816,000 Ferrari
Gordon Ramsay adds a new Ferrari to his collection of luxury cars
He may be a famous for getting hot under the collar in the kitchen, as he cooks up a culinary storm.
But it looked as though Gordon Ramsay was ready to burn some rubber through the streets of London on Monday, as the world-famous chef showcased his brand new $NZ816,000 Ferrari sports car.
Spotted taking the limited edition F12 TdF (the latest addition to his collection of luxury cars) for a spin around Mayfair the chef, 49, looked to be feeling the need for some speed - perhaps.
Gordon - a huge fan of the famous Italian sports car company - is believed to be have just taken delivery of the first F12 TdF in the UK.
Gordon Ramsay's new Ferrari F12 TdF, believed to be the first of the limited edition model to arrive in the UK. Picture/Facebook
And while the chef has made a fortune flying into top gear when it comes to his quest for perfection in the kitchen, he appeared to be in a much more relaxed mood as he took the new car out for a
And though Gordon was looking decidedly trim, and in very good nick, it was the brand-new white sports car that really caught the eye.
Coated in bianco Fuji (a pearlescent white shade), the luxurious and rare sports car was given further bold styling by the addition of a tri-colour bonnet stripe in grey, black with white accents.
The TdF (Tour de France), an upgrade on Ferrari's original Berlinetta model, has been designed with speed in mind - and the eye-catching car's highly stylised look isn't just for the eye.
Featuring subtle tweaks, such as a bigger splitter at the front end, dive planes and floor wings on the sides, the car's body has been designed to maximise downforce, and in turn top-speed.
According to TopGear.com it features a finely tuned V12 6.3-litre engine, which the wizards at Ferrari have managed to coax an eye-watering 769bhp out of it; resulting in an acceleration time from 0-62 in just 2.9 seconds.
And it isn't just quick of the mark either, as the new super car - which is a tribute to Ferrari's dominance of the legendary French endurance race in the '50s and '60s - will exceed speeds of 210mph.
Though Gordon's biggest problem might not be to keep the roaring engine at by under the speed limit, but in fact a fine thanks to the lack of a front bumper licence plate.
Looking relaxed as he climbed into the car, with his trademark gold hair swept up into a messy quiff and sporting a casual ensemble, the chef was clearly enjoying the chance to take his new car for a spin.
However, while some supercar owners believe their cars look better without the plate at the front (achieving an unspoiled look), drivers can face a maximum $2,400 fine for failing to display one.
And even with a possible fine looming over his head, the chef couldn't resist taking the car for a spin, as he climbed in and pulled away from the curb in a safe yet stylish manner - thanks in no small part to the Ferrari's styling.
The car, made in a limited edition run of 799, is expected to increase in its value
The celebrity chef is one of Ferrari’s best customers having owned a series of supercars from the iconic Italian firm.
A Ferrari LaFerrari. Picture/AP
And over the weekend the kind-hearted star made a number of people’s day by letting them sit inside the stunning model for a photo.
However, Ramsay, who was spotted in London’s Mayfair, could risk a fine driving around with no front registration plate.
Some owners believe their sports cars look better without the plate but drivers can face a maximum $2,400 fine for failing to display one.
Ramsay also owns a Ferrari LaFerrari, which would have cost him around $2.4 million and is now worth over twice that.
His F12 TdF is also expected to go up in value, although Gordon's car may indeed be even more expensive than the initial $NZ816,000 mark due to customisations and options.
And although the price-tag may be eye-watering for some, it pales in comparison to what the award-winning chef pair for his last Ferrari in 2015 - paying $NZ2.4million for his LaFerarri.