He’s a big car fan and has proudly owned several Ferraris over the years.
And Gordon Ramsay appeared to be thinking about expanding his impressive sports car collection as he eyed up a red Everrati Porsche 911 on Thursday.
The chef, 54, carefully looked over the converted electric vehicle while visiting luxury car dealer Joe Macari in Wandsworth, London.
Taking a look: Gordon Ramsay appeared to be thinking about expanding his impressive sports car collection as he eyed up a red Everrati Porsche 911 in London on Thursday
Gordon cut a dapper figure for the outing, donning a smart black blazer over a white T-shirt which boasted a solid black neckline.
He appeared to be deep in thought while checking out the car, ensuring to look all around it before hopping into the driver’s seat.
Several other people could also be seen checking out the new electric car which was officially launched on Friday.
Testing it out: The chef, 54, carefully looked over the converted electric vehicle while visiting luxury car dealer Joe Macari in Wandsworth
Converted: Everrati sources an original Porsche 911 to restore and modify to electric, with prices starting at £250,000
The Everrati Porsche 911 can take up to 12 months to build and is capable of 0-60mph in under four seconds.
The vehicles retain the look of a classic car but boast the benefits of being fully electric zero emmisions supercars.
When transforming the car to electric, Everrati sources an original Porsche 911 to restore and modify. Each car is then disassembled back to its bare chassis and has all the bodywork removed, reports Yahoo.
And Autocar reports that during modification the 1991 car’s steel body panels were swapped for carbonfibre replacements, making it lighter than the 1450kg original.
Inspection: He appeared to be deep in thought while checking out the car, ensuring to look all around it before hopping behind the driver’s seat
Going in: Gordon chatted away to one of the dealers while getting into the car on Thursday
Car fan: The star already has several Ferraris but seemed rather taken with the Porsche
Fresh: Gordon listened to one of the car dealers while inside the bright red vehicle
New: According to reports, during modification the 1991 car’s steel body panels were swapped for carbonfibre replacements, making it lighter than the 1450kg original
The car has an electric motor with 500bhp linked to a 53kWh battery pack.
Gordon’s outing comes after he was in Greece filming the new series of Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip in Athens earlier this month.
The star was seen alongside fellow chefs Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix as they enjoyed a well-earned rest as they chilled out by their campervan after shooting.
The trio’s planned stint around Asia for the show was postponed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Smart: Gordon cut a dapper figure for the outing, donning a smart black blazer over a white T-shirt which boasted a solid black neckline
Interested: He seemed rather taken with the cool drive
Discussion: Several other people were seen having a look at Everrati’s new Porsche
Test: Although getting to sit in the car, Gordon wasn’t seen being able to drive it from the lot
Cool upgrade: The car company strips out the original car and updates everything when changing it to electric
The TV chefs and maître d’ were planning to head to Nepal and spend three weeks gallivanting across Asia for their hit ITV series – but the deadly virus – which originated in Wuhan in China – put a stop to production last year.
With travel grounded and most TV shows being thrown into logistical chaos, the trio reportedly had to shelve their plans for what was set to be their ‘most adventurous trip to date’ for the time being.
According to a source at the time, filming in Asia will be unlikely to go ahead until sometime later this year.
Down to business: Gordon looked serious during one point in their conversation
Taking it all in: He sneaked another look at the Porsche while the others chatted
Adding to the collection? Gordon has often been seen driving Italian sports cars
Back home: The trip to the car dealership comes after Gordon was in Greece for filming
Perfect for summer? He kept a serious expression on his face while behind the wheel
An insider told The Sun: ‘Gordon, Gino and Fred’s latest road trip was going to see them heading to Nepal. The plan was for them to travel around and film in as many Asian countries as they could fit in over a three-week period.
‘It was going to be their most adventurous trip to date — in terms of the countries they visited as well as the food they would have experienced and the culture.
‘But now it seems Asia is going to be firmly off the cards for some time and it’s unlikely any filming will be able to take place until well into 2021.
‘Obviously, it’s gutting for them all as they love working together, and going away on their work trips has become a highlight for Gordon, Gino and Fred.
New: Everrati only launched the car on Friday (Gordon is pictured at the dealership)
Relaxed: He kept things smart in a black and white ensemble for the low-key outing
‘They want to make sure the next series is just as outrageous, however, so even though their next adventure may be closer to home, they want it to be the best yet.’
The popular show has been packed with drama and hilarious anecdotes – as well as the odd near-death experience.
It comes after Gordon revealed he’s lost £57 million during the Covid pandemic after being forced to close his restaurants for much of 2020.
The chef, who owns 35 restaurants and is scheduled to open five more in 2021, admitted he’s been ‘devastated’ by the financial impact of the crisis, and lost £10 million worth of bookings in January alone due to the third lockdown.
Oh no: It comes after Gordon was seen filming his show Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip in Athens earlier this month