When music band Coldplay’s bass guitarist Guy Berryman isn’t charming the ladies with his on-stage performance, he likes to indulge himself in Maranello’s past beauties. This week, Guy Berryman was spotted enjoying the French country roads aboard a lovely silver Ferrari Dino 246 GT as a part of the week long 2017 edition of Tour Auto Optic 2000.
Tour Optic 2000 is a historic racing event where drivers head out from Paris, France on a 5-day grand tour that takes them through beautiful French country roads and historic racing circuits that include Le Mans. The event was flagged off from the Grand Palais on April 25 and completed on April 29 at Biarritz, the same coastal town at the foothills of the Pyrenees where the Wheels & Waves motorcycle festival takes places.
His car of choice, a silver Ferrari Dino 246 GT (not officially called a Ferrari by Ferrari). The 246 was an upgrade from the Dino 206 GT. When many people complained to Ferrari about lack of power in the 206, Ferrari dropped a 2.4-litre V6 engine instead of the 2.0-litre that came in the 206 to produce power in the tune of 194bhp in 1969.
Guy Berryman is known for his fondness for classic Ferrari. For the few who know, Berryman was studying mechanical engineering at University College London where he met Chris Martin, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland to start Coldplay. His passion for engineering and classic cars was inherited by his father Rupert who was one of the engineers behind the construction of the Channel Tunnel.
Classic cars made by Ferrari are Guy Berryman’s weakness. Since the bassist met with fame, he has amassed a collection of beautiful classic Ferraris that include a 275 GT, a 375 GTC and a 275 GTB alongside the Dino which he has been recently driving at the 2017 Tour Auto Optic 2000.
Photos via Antoine Dellenbach and Peter Auto