Legendary car manufacturer Ferrari has recently opened a new museum in Modena, Italy, to honour the founder of the company, Enzo Ferrari.
Let’s take a look at some amazing images of the museum, thanks to British architectural company, Shiro Studio.
Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari has opened a $22.2 million Enzo Ferrari museum in Modena, Italy, which has been dedicated to the motor racer and businessman Enzo Ferrari who was born in Modena, according to The World Interior Design Network.
The futuristic 5,200 metre museum has been designed by London-based architectural and design practices Future Systems and Shiro Studio, and is housed in a 19th century house, which was built by Enzo Ferrari’s father in 1830, it says.
The museum features yellow car bonnet-shaped roof constructed from aluminium in a yellow finish to symbolise the colour of the city of Modena, which was chosen by Enzo Ferrari as the background for his racing team’s ‘prancing horse’ logo, says The World Interior Design Network.
A big modern white hall is featured inside the museum, which is designed to make visitors perceive the space as a whole, where walls and floor transition smoothly into one another.
The fully restored birthplace features a multimedia presentation portraying the most significant events in Ferrari’s life, it says.
Enzo Ferrari wasn’t initially interested in the idea of producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari (literally Ferrari Stable, and usually used to mean Team Ferrari) in 1928 as a sponsor for amateur drivers headquartered in Modena.
Ferrari prepared, and successfully raced, various drivers in Alfa Romeo cars until 1938, when he was hired by Alfa Romeo to head their motor racing department.
The first Ferrari road car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engi#8800 Enzo Ferrari reluctantly built and sold his automobiles to fund Scuderia Ferrari.
In 1988, Enzo Ferrari oversaw the launch of the Ferrari F40, the last new Ferrari to be launched before his death later that year, and arguably one of the most famous supercars ever made.
From 2002 to 2004, Ferrari introduced the Enzo. The Enzo was Ferrari’s fastest model at the time, and was introduced and named in honor of the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari (Although it was to be called the F60, continuing on from the F40 and F50, but Ferrari was so pleased with it, they called it the Enzo instead).
It was initially offered to loyal and reoccurring customers, each of the 399 made (minus the 400th, which was donated to the Vatican for charity) had a price tag of $650,000 apiece.
Since the company’s beginnings, Ferrari has been involved in motorsport, competing in a range of categories, including Formula One and sports car racing through its Scuderia Ferrari sporting division as well as supplying cars and engines to other teams and for one make series.
The 1940 AAC 815 was the first racing car to be designed by Enzo Ferrari, although it was not badged as a Ferrari model.
Throughout its history, Ferrari has supplied racing cars to other entrants, aside from its own works Scuderia Ferrari team.