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Tanner Fox blown away by hypercar collection in Billionaire life swap

Published: 28/Aug/2020 13:38

by Kieran Bicknell

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Imagine getting to swap lives with a billionaire’s son, with full access to their house, car collection, and lifestyle. Well, that’s exactly what happened to YouTuber Tanner Fox, who got to experience life behind the wheel of insane multi-million dollar hypercars in his August 28 video.

20-year-old Tanner Fox has experienced some insane things during his career as a YouTuber, but getting behind the wheel of his dream car – The Ferrari LaFerrari – may well be the icing on the cake for this young internet star.

As part of his “switching lives with a billionaires son” series, Tanner got to explore the mind-blowing garage of a billionaire. From the incredible Pagani Huayra to the mind-blowing Bugatti Chiron and LaFerrari, this is one garage that would blow away any self-confessed petrolhead.

When initially offered the chance to drive the LaFerrari – his dream car – Tanner is completely taken aback and is unsure whether to drive it, saying he “freaked out a little bit”. Eventually, he drove it, giving the young YouTuber an experience he’ll never forget.

Tanner Fox driving Ferrari LaFerrari
YouTube: Tanner Fox
Driving his “dream car” was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Tanner.

Tanner gets to drive his “dream car”

Given that the LaFerrari is worth around $1.5 million, for the owner to just hand the keys over to Tanner is somewhat of a shock. After getting his head around the fact he’s behind the wheel of a 1000hp hypercar, he ends up racing it against the owner’s Bugatti Chiron on the highway.

Clearly, the insanity of this experience isn’t lost on Tanner, who describes himself as being “absolutely speechless” from having the opportunity to drive his dream car.

As if being able to drive the LaFerrari wasn’t crazy enough, the next day Tanner is handed the key to the 1500hp, quad-turbocharged Bugatti Chiron Sport worth a cool $3 million as if it was an everyday car.

After a quick ‘crash course’ on driving the technical Bugatti, he is given the all-clear to take it out on a “hot lap” of the local area. In traditional Tanner style though, he ends up using the ultra-rare hypercar to impress a ‘stranger’ and replace her Uber to dinner with the Bugatti.

Doing what any young, single man would do, Tanner proceeds to try and impress the girl with the power of the Bugatti; Seemingly forgetting that the car isn’t actually his. This tactic does seem to work, as the girl ‘forgets’ about her dinner reservation.

Whether the girl is genuinely a stranger or an actress is unclear, but either way, getting to drive several million dollars worth of exotic cars was an incredible experience for Tanner.

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Matt LeBlanc’s classic car collection is nothing short of extraordinary

Published: 26/Nov/2020 13:52

by Kieran Bicknell

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While many were surprised to see Friends star and sitcom actor Matt LeBlanc as one of the hosts for BBC’s Top Gear for a stint, it turns out LeBlanc is in fact a massive petrolhead, and has a collection of classic cars that is the stuff of dreams.

Anyone that has watched Friends knows the scene where Matt’s character Joey pretends to own a Porsche. Well, it turns out that there’s a degree of truth in that scene — LeBlanc is a massive fan of the Porsche brand, and has a number of their cars in his fleet.

Unlike most celebrity car collections, however, Matt’s is a lot more classic-oriented than most. From early air-cooled Porsches to unusual Jeeps, he has a classic for almost any occasion, as well as a number of cutting-edge supercars for good measure.

Porsche GT2 RS on track
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Matt’s fastest car is his Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Matt LeBlanc’s incredible Porsche collection

Porsche clearly hold a special place in Matt’s heart. From the air-cooled ‘widowmaker’ 930 911 Turbo to the cutting-edge 911 GT2 RS, his collection spans a number of decades and styles.

There is a noticeable bias towards the classics here, too. Prior to the 996-era of 911 launching in 1997, Porsche’s engines were mostly air-cooled, and this is where most of Matt’s collection is focused. While there are no doubt some hidden gems that are kept away from public eyes, we do know he owns the following:

  • 2012 911 Carrera GTS
  • 1988 964 (911) Carrera
  • 1987 930 (911) Turbo
  • 2014 911 Turbo S
  • 2016 911 R
  • 2017 911 GT2 RS

Despite his love for Porsche, there’s one he’d never buy: A 914. In an interview with Men’s Journal, he said “I’m not a fan of the 914, though I know there are some die-hard fans out there. I’ll get letters about that.”

Matt LeBlanc Top Gear
Instagram: @mleblanc
As a well-known car enthusiast, Top Gear was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for LeBlanc.

Matt LeBlanc’s exotic cars

While his biggest love is Porsche, Matt also enjoys dabbling in other brands of four-wheeled transport too.

Satisfying his ‘hot hatch’ requirements is his Ford Focus RS, an all-wheel-drive hatchback complete with ‘drift’ button. He also has a classic American muscle car in the form of a De Tomaso Pantera, complete with its room-shaking V8 engine.

Good friend and previous co-host Chris Harris also revealed that Matt has bought himself a Ferrari Testarossa, which will sit nicely alongside his Pantera, and his other Ferraris — a 360 Modena and 458 Italia.

Perhaps the most unusual car in his collection is a Fiat X1/9. This diminutive, rear-engined Italian sports car must’ve struck a chord with LeBlanc, as it’s totally different from anything else in his collection.


With its mix of iconic classics and modern supercars, Matt’s collection is enviable – just don’t tell him you’re a fan of the Porsche 914, whatever you do.