Gordon Ramsay Visits Maranello, Drives the Ferrari 488 GTB

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When you own a Ferrari LaFerrari, there’s not much left out there that you can wish for. At least that what most of us think. Perhaps the hybrid Prancing Horse the UK chef was seen with earlier this year wasn’t his. Perhaps he visited the Italians to order the 488 GTB. Either way, he definitely seems to have enjoyed the new supercar on the track.
The carmaker used a smaller engine than on the 488 GTB’s predecessor, yet it produces 100 horsepower more than its older brother. As a matter of fact, there aren't many similarities between the two models, which is normal considering the way automotive technology evolves these days.

And it’s not just the way they make these beauties nowadays, but also how they sell them. With Ferrari’s plan to increase production by 30% to 9,000 supercars by 2019, driving Italian exotics is not even that exclusive anymore. Perhaps that’s why they need the celebrity factor to work its magic. This takes us to Gordon Ramsay and his little visit at Ferrari’s HQ in Maranello.

As we were saying earlier, the TV star enjoyed an exhilarating spin in the blistering new 488 GTB and posed with one of his favorite cars, the California T. “Hardly surprising as he feels quality food and Ferraris share the same core values: continual innovation, versatility, speed and, of course, beauty,” said the Italian automaker.

Again, Ferrari’s latest addition to their exclusive line-up of supercars may not be anything like the LaFerrari, but it sure is a hell of a ride. Let us not forget, we are dealing with a 3.9-liter engine delivering 670 PS at 8,000rpm and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque. It weighs a mere 3,240 lbs (1,470 kg) and can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3 seconds. Fuel consumption was lowered, as this bad boy is capable of reaching a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) now.

It may have been just a courtesy visit this time, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Ramsay driving one such car home soon either.

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