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Face-Off: Best New Car Museum

Car Museum: Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

Between Porsche and Ferrari, who wins the race for best new automobile museum?

Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany

Location is Everything: Part of the car theme park owned by Volkswagen, Porsche’s parent company.

The Look: Curved, stainless-steel shell by architecture firm Henn. Inspiration: the silhouette of the Porsche 911.

Lure for Car Geeks: Porsche 911 Carrera S (top speed: 188 mph).

Lure for Car-Hating Spouses: Design. Zaha Hadid’s high-tech Phaeno Science Center and Alvar Aalto’s Modernist Cultural Center are just minutes away.

Bummer: Only kids can test-drive a Porsche—an electric one that goes 2 1/2 miles per hour.

Fuel Up On... The signature Currywurst, made at the company’s own sausage factory.

Gallery at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy

Location is Everything: Next door to Enzo Ferrari’s childhood home, now a historical museum.

The Look: Undulating, yellow-aluminum “hood” by architect Jan Kaplický. Inspiration: the trunk lid of a mid-engined Ferrari.

Lure for Car Geeks: Ferrari 340MM racing car, one of only four created.

Lure for Car-Hating Spouses: Food. The region produces some of the world’s finest prosciutto, Parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Bummer: You can see the test track and Ferrari factory nearby—but you can’t leave the bus or take photos.

Fuel Up On... Tortellini and prosciutto from the Modenese lunch buffet.

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Photo courtesy of Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

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