British Chef, Gordon Ramsay, received a VIP welcome recently when he visited Ferrari’s Maranello home. Ramsay is a big fan of the Italian sports car maker and had the chance to drive a 458 Italia around Fiorano as well as being driven in the new F12berlinetta.
Unless you’ve been living under a stone during the past week, you’ll probably be aware that the Iceman (Kimi Räikkönen) ventured on to the Top Gear set on Wednesday, to set a lap time in the ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ around the legendary Dunsfold Top Gear test track.
Complete with a newly refurbished Lotus Test track at Hethel and new Chief Instructor in the form of former Lotus F1 driver, Martin Donnelly, the Lotus Driving Academy (LDA) opens its doors for the autumn term with a brand new syllabus and the new ‘Lotus Licence’.
Since Hethel-based Lotus Cars is staffed with several high-profile Italian auto executives, a tie-up with the Italian Military Police (Carabinieri) shouldn’t come as any surprise.
Fancy meeting the Stig and driving a Nissan 370Z around the Top Gear test track?
Now you can play Fantasy Lotus Test Driver, courtesy of Google Street View.
Bacardi mixes together a refreshing different approach to those drink-drive ads.