Move over James Bond! Our travel experts are here to bring you the coolest and most impressive car hotspots from around the world.
Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
If you ever find yourself wishing desperately you could own a fast car, Ferrari World is for you! You can enjoy almost everything Ferrari here, from racing simulations and 4D drives to flying along in a ‘Ferrari’ rollercoaster. At the end, top off your visit with a wander through the car museum.
Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum, UK
If your dream is to own an Aston Martin, this Oxfordshire-based Heritage Trust museum contains everything you need, including the A3 – the oldest known Aston Martin on earth. If you’re a Bond fan however, you’ll need to head to the International Spy Museum, where the one used in Goldfinger is on display.
Rolls-Royce Museum, Austria
Take a trip back in luxury time and get a glimpse of the world’s biggest collection of Rolls-Royce cars. Located in Dornbirn in the west of Austria (near Lake Constance), this museum opened to the public in 1999.
It features working models that were once used in movies like Lawrence of Arabia or driven by vixens like Rita Hayworth. Perhaps most impressively, the museum – and all the Rolls-Royces in it – are privately owned.
Universal Studios Hollywood, USA
Okay, so it doesn’t seem very car-focused – but if you’re a fan of the Back to the Future movies and if you luuuurve DeLoreans, you can check out Doc’s real DMC-12 that was used in the movies. It’s undergone a museum-quality restoration and supposedly looks brand spanking new. We wonder if the flux capacitor works?!
Autostadt Museum, Germany
Car aficionados will love this museum, situated in Wolfsburg, near Hanover. With hundreds of classic cars to ogle at – like the 1912 Bugatti T15, the Lamborghini Countach and the 1931 MG – you’ll be able to keep yourself occupied for hours.
Grand Prix Museum, Macau
It opened in 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Grand Prix and if you love racing, this place is worth a look-see. Featuring an array of racing cars and bikes, as well as photos, videos and commemorative artefacts, it is a great place to visit if you’re there for the race!
Museo Lamborghini, Italy
If the Colosseum just doesn’t do it for you, heading to Sant’Agata Bolognese in northern Italy will! Sitting alongside the real-life Lamborghini factory, this awesome museum showcases the history of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s creations, starting with the first ever 350 GT.
Collezione Umberto Panini, Italy
Collezione Umberto Panini_maserati_italy_Cool Destinations For Car EnthusiastsOf course, while you’re in Italy, it can’t hurt to check out the Maseratis too! Just 40 minutes down the road from Museo Lamborghini, this Maserati museum holds 19 gorgeous vintage classics, with models ranging from 1934-2002.