’90s Romance Novel Hunk Fabio Has Amassed a $100 Million Car Collection

The 1990s were a special decade, full of jelly shoes, butterfly clips, and bandanas. The 90s were also a significant decade for many celebrities, including Fabio Lanzoni. His burgeoning career was ultimately lucrative enough to allow him to purchase and own several luxury sports cars. His collection is worth a whopping $100 million, and it features some exceptional vehicles. Learn more about Fabio’s career, his appearance on Jay Leno‘s Garage, and some of the cars he owns. 

Who is Fabio Lanzoni?

Fabio Lanzoni during an IMDb photoshoot for San Diego Comic-Con 2017
Fabio Lanzoni | ommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb

Fabio Lanzoni, most often known as just Fabio, is a model and actor from Italy that absolutely dominated the romance novel cover industry in the 1990s. According to Entertainment Weekly, Fabio appeared on over 460 romance novel covers, which was a record at the time. The model always sported long hair rustling in the breeze and glistening muscles with or without a female counterpart.

Although many people think that Fabio’s career is a joke, the man continues to have a good sense of humor about it all. According to People, he’s appeared in Zoolander and Sharknado 5, which aren’t exactly the most serious or thought-provoking movies. Fabio also appeared in the comedy movie Dude, Where’s My Car and the TV series Step by Step. Evidently, Fabio has drawn the line on what he will agree to do, turning down offers to appear in Viagra ads and Dancing With the Stars, among others.

Many people remember him from the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” ads, which ran for 24 years and have been fodder for jokes and mocking for a long time. It’s presumably easy to let that roll off one’s back when they have a $100 million collection of sports cars, thanks in part to the ad. So while Fabio may come across as a cheesy guy, his car collection is anything but. The 62-year-old has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

The star’s appearance on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’

Fabio went on the popular show Jay Leno’s Garage, where the former late-night talk show host gets tours of other celebrities’ impressive car collections. Upon arriving in Italy, Leno is treated to a look at Fabio’s collection, which includes a 2018 Ferrari 488. Leno points out that Fabio’s Ferrari isn’t red, to which Fabio replies, “No, everybody’s got a red Ferrari! Come on!”

He also shows off his 2019 Aston Martin DB11, and he comments that these models are “Just a piece of art.” Finally, viewers see Fabio’s 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV, which the pair take for a spin on Italian roads. 

An overview of Fabio’s unique vehicles

The 2018 Ferrari 488 starts at a whopping $256,550, but there are plenty of ways to customize it to one’s liking that will add up quickly. Its standard engine makes an adrenaline-inducing roar, and it can produce up to 630 horsepower. The highest-performing engine, the McLaren 720S, can get up to 710 horsepower, but it’s not for the faint of heart. 

According to Car and Driver, the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 is a gorgeous car that sports an iconic slim grille and comes with two compelling engine options. There is a 4.0-liter V8 engine and a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine. Both engines perform incredibly, with the V8 producing 503 horsepower and the V12 producing 630 horsepower. The interior is just as stunning as the exterior, featuring premium leather and exotic materials that look and feel fantastic. It has a starting price of $201,495.

The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV continues to be one of the most iconic sports cars on the road. With a starting price of $538,995, it makes sense that this car comes fully loaded in every way imaginable. Fabio’s particular vehicle is actually a factory demo that can produce up to 800 horsepower, 50 more than the standard model. 

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