According to a CNN article, there are interesting things happening in Italy’s Motor Valley involving a super car.
The phrase “Motor Valley” refers to an area that runs through towns like Modena, Maranello and Bologna. Recently, a CNN correspondent drove with an instructor on a red Ferrari F430 through this area.
The area is actually a highway with four lanes. It starts near the headquarters for Ferrari in Maranello. During the correspondents drive, they passed police cars several times and had to slow down. The Motor Valley highway actually runs right by several supercar museums and factories.
These include names like Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani and even Ducati which is for motorcycles and is the same sort of thing. Anyone who loves some of the most high performing cars in the world is likely going to like driving through Motor Valley since you get to see so many of these attractions for super car manufacturers.
Ferrari Test drives in Emilia Romagna.
It’s also possible to spend a little over a hundred dollars to get 20 minutes in a high performing car like the F430. And, of course, you can also drive in one of the other cars as well. The prices vary based on which car and how long you want. It goes up to as high as around two thousand dollars or so if you want to drive around for two hours in an F12.
But the truth is, many people do in fact take this opportunity to experience what driving one of these cars is like, even despite the high cost and the small time you get, and this little highway is precisely where they tend to do it.
One of the main places that people visit is the Casa Museo Enzo Ferrari which has a lot of red cars in the brand going from the 50s all the way up through the 70s. The museum shows off a lot of unique models, including some that are available right up into the present day like the FF model.
The museum will also have a 100 year Maserati exhibit as well through January of next year showing off a lot of classic vehicles over the years such at the Zagato from 1932. They actually have the house where the founder, Enzo Ferrari, was born as well, which is right next door the museum.
Apparently it’s not only cars that are at the museum though, there’s also Parmigiano Reggiano cheese available here as well.
The Museum Lamborghini is also available along this route as well. This area is between Bologna and Modena. There’s also a Lamborghini museum in Funo which is north of Bologna as well. The factory museum for Lamborghini also shows impressive cars such as the 350 GT, including the first production of it. There are also cars that have anti-radar material on them just like Apache helicopters and jet fighters.
The Ferruccio museum has replica cars for 1963 GTV prototypes. As well as a number of boats for racing from Lamborghini as well.
Pagani and Other Museums
Another interesting place to visit along this route is the Pagani factory, though you have to arrange to make this possible ahead of time. In addition, you can check Brescia which has the Migla Museum And you can also visit Turin. But before leaving Modena check out the Panini museum.
The Turin museum has 160 different models from 80 different car companies. These cars are arranged based on things like what they achieved in sports, what sorts of technology they have, what their covers are like, and so on.
The museum actually has cars that go as far back 1892, including the Peugeot Type 3 which predates many famous cars in the United States like the Model T. Additionally, the museum has a lot of unique offerings like a 1952 Alfa Romeo car called the “Flying Saucer,” or “Disco Volante” in English.
Overall, there are a lot of amazing cars to see.