A new museum which honors the life and work of Enzo Ferrari will open its doors next March. The Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari is located in the Italian city of Modena and will be dedicated to the eponymous founder of the legendary Prancing Horse.

Whereas the Ferrari museum in Maranello — located only a half hour away — is focused on the cars made by Ferrari, the museum in Modena will emphasize more on the life and work of Enzo Ferrari. The building with 54,000 square feet of floor space will feature an exhibition, a gallery with prestigious cars, historical artifacts and memorabilia.

There is also an digital archive which provides access to a wide range of drawings and documents showing the motoring history of Modena. A conference room, space for exhibitions, cafeteria, and bookshop will complete the facility.

Located close to the Maserati factory, the museum was designed by architecture firm Future Systems and the roof is shaped to represent the engine cover of a racing car. Besides the futuristic yellow building the complex also incorporates the original and restored home where Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898 and his workshop.

The area around Modena is known as “Motor Valley” or the “world capital of motor sports”. Maserati, De Tomaso and Ducati are located in Modena; Ferrari is based in nearby Maranello; Lamborghini and Pagani are also headquartered in the vicinity of the ancient town. Furthermore a lot of smaller companies are based in the area as well, these include racing constructor Dallara or the manufacturer of exclusive motorcycles Bimota.

Starting this March, the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari will be open 363 days a year. This iconic museum will surely strengthen the already impressive cultural and industrial heritage of the area, making the Motor Valley a Mecca for the true petrol head.

For more information please visit the museum’s website.

[Via Autoweek and Motorauthority]

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