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New Lamborghini showroom opens in Vegas

August 13, 2008 |  3:32 pm

autos cars Los Angeles Times Lamborghini $30 million dealership Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Gallardo Dal Toro Italian restaurant Collezione Automobili Stephan Winkelman CEO Audi Paolo Cortese Horst Kohlem Arturo di Modica Fiorenzo Trunzo A little newsflash from Sin City: Lamborghini has just opened a $30-million dealership in Las Vegas. Located at the Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino on the Strip, it also incorporates the first-ever Collezione Automobili Lamborghini boutique, with plenty of Lamborghini-branded clothes and accessories, and an Italian restaurant — Dal Toro (the Lamborghini emblem features a bull, remember).

One of the attractions at the launch party was a fashion show displaying items from the boutique. “Lamborghini super sports cars and fine Italian fashion go hand in hand,” said the automaker’s CEO, Stephan Winkelman. “We are pleased to offer this unique experience at Lamborghini’s newest showroom.”

Latfashionlambo The new facility covers 20,000 square feet and was designed by noted Italian architect, Paolo Cortese. Artwork hanging throughout is valued at over $2 million, including works by Arturo di Modica and Horst Kohlem. A nice mix of Italian and German there, just like this Audi-owned company.

The restaurant (run by chef Fiorenzo Trunzo) seats 300 with room for an extra 60 tushes at the bar. The cheapest Lambo starts at $190,600 (for the Gallardo), so someone needs to be really lucky at the tables. Or own a casino themselves.

-- Colin Ryan

Photos: Lamborghini