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The first car that one encounters upon entering the museum is the 166 MM Touring Barchetta, owned by
probably the most famous captain of Italian industry, Gianni Agnelli, the first of a number of Ferraris that he
owned during his lifetime. Amongst the faithful royal customers over the years was King Leopold III of Belgium
and his wife, the Princess Liliane de Réthy, who between them ordered a number of bespoke Ferraris over the
years, and the 330 GTC “Speciale” commissioned by The Princess Liliane forms part of the display. Of the
more modern variants there is the full scale styling model of Eric Clapton’s 458 based one-off SP12 EC, and
Jay Kay of Jamiroquai fame’s bright green LaFerrari. Between these two extremes is a wide spectrum of
models, with descriptions as to where they fit into the exhibition. When visiting don’t be alarmed by the lights
suddenly being dimmed, as there follows a film show projected onto the walls of the auditorium, tracing the
history of the company intertwined with important world events of the different decades.
Part of the museum complex is Enzo Ferrari’s father’s original workshop building, which is adjacent to the
main modern museum building, and has been sympathetically restored, and houses the Museo dei Motori, a
display of historic and current engines, including F1 and experimental units, bounded by some of the cars in
which they have been fitted. At the moment one of these is the stealthy looking matt black 458 “muletto” from
2011, with the code name M5, which carried prototype running gear for the then upcoming LaFerrari model.
The main museum building also houses a Ferrari Store and a café/restaurant, plus a driving simulator for
those with F1 aspirations.
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