Long Hood Coupe
Long-hood, short-deck, rear-wheel drive: the perfect formula. Cisitalia 201 Coupe.
Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi
A hipster's wet-dream: the Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi.
The mid-engined 911. 2017 Porsche 911 RSR.
Downforce is assured. 2017 Porsche 911 RSR.
Is there a side-profile more iconic than the 911? I think not. 2017 Porsche 911 RSR.
MSO bespoke all-carbon McLaren P1.
Perfect exhaust placement. McLaren P1.
I bet the McLaren P1 makes a fabulous muse for whoever is working in that design studio.
The 2 Fast 2 Furious section of the museum. We've got Ken Block's rally-cross Ford Fiesta, and a Varis wide-body Scion FR-S.
You've got to be tiny to fit in this car. 1964 Porsche Carrera GTS.
One of the finest grand-touring machines ever made: Ferrari 250 GT SWB.
Proportions to die for. Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Ferrari 250 GT SWB
So purposeful yet highly elegant. Ferrari 250 GT SWB.
The father of the 911. Porsche 356A.
The 911 shape started with this. Porsche 356A.
Lineage of the Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche 356A.
The rebirth of the legendary Bugatti brand in modern guise started with this quad-turbo v12 monster. Bugatti EB110.
A supercharged road-bike making 310 horsepower. How do people not kill themselves in these I'll never understand. Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
The legendary all-conquering Porsche 962, here in Rothmans livery.
There's only one paint color appropriate for Italian race cars: rosso.
Putting the grand in grand-touring. Bugatti Type 50 S.
1925 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix.
Some say, it's the most beautiful automobile ever made. Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe.
This car's got enough curves for everybody. Bugatti Type 57S Atalante.
Ferrari's Formula One challenger for the 2006 season: 248 F1. A season in which they finished second in the constructer's championship, and Michael Schumacher finished second behind Fernando Alonso for the driver's championship.
I hope Formula One never go beyond 13 inch wheel rims and ultra meaty tires. It's a signature look. Ferrari 248 F1.
Like a missile. Ferrari 248 F1.
250 TR Spyder
Back in a time when function followed form in racing cars. An absolutely beautiful body done by Scaglietti on this Ferrari 250 TR Spyder.
You can hear the clunks and feel the mechanicalness just by looking at it. Digital and run by computers this isn't. Ferrari 250 TR Spyder.
The Ferrari The Ferrari
Of the holy-trinity of early 2010s hypercars, the Ferrari LaFerrari is my favorite.
The wing mirror on the LaFerrari probably costs more than all the cars I've ever owned.
Going in Circles
Tachometer at the center: the proper placement.
The Ferrari Formula One lineage captured at two moments in time: Niki Lauda's 312T and Michael Schumacher's 248 F1.
All of them painted in rosso, as it should be.
Engine Behind You
The mid-engine rear-drive layout allows the driver and power-unit to fit in between the wheel-base, for the lowest possible center of gravity. Ferrari LaFerrari.
The Grand Tourer
Top-down motoring doesn't get better than this. Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder.
The mighty read-end of the Porsche 911 GT1 race car.
A racing driver's office for 24 hours. Porsche 911 GT1.
More than sat in a museum I wished it were at a race track singing its song. Porsche 911 GT1.
MSO bespoke all-carbon MSO HS, based on the McLaren 650S.
Japan's first supercar: Toyota 2000GT.
The Original TDF
Before the bonkers F12 TDF, there was this, the car it pays homage to: the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France.
The GTO that never went racing, which is a disgrace to the hallowed name. Ferrari 599 GTO.
What I would give to have a go at rowing that gearbox. Pure mechanical glory.
Petersen Automotive Museum
Photos from the Petersen Automotive Museum, including the Ferrari 70th annivesary exhibit.