Auto123 went to Italy to visit some superb museums dedicated to the automobile. Today, in the first of three installments, a look at the works of art signed Pagani. Still to come: The Ferrari and Lamborghini museums!
Modena, Italy - 15 kilometres west of Modena you’ll find the small town of San Cesaro Sul Panaro. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you’re not alone. It's a rather anonymous place in the middle of fields and vineyards. At the bend in the road, a designer building suddenly appears that stands in complete contrast to the banal appearance of the industrial area we passed through to get here. On the glass and aluminium structure are six letters that have become famous in the automotive world: Pagani.
On the outside, a beautiful grey Zonda announces the place’s colours before we’ve even passed through the main door. You also can’t help notice that Pagani’s facility is a small structure. The museum, the design studio and the factory are all in the same place.
Although it isn’t very big, the museum harbours some real nuggets and models that are necessarily rare and precious since Pagani produces vehicles in very small quantities.