Black, red and white never looked so good.
These are the majority of the colors you'll see at the Penske-Wynn Ferrari showroom inside Wynn Las Vegas. This is the state's only factory-authorized Ferrari dealership. Whether you're a car aficionado or not, it's not every day you get to see these beauties.
The showroom includes a brand-new and pre-owned collection like a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia for $300,000 or the 2005 Ferrari 430 Coupe for $140,000. While it's not for sale, you'll get a kick out of seeing the 2012 Ferrari California convertible.
While some of these cars cost as much as a house, the atmosphere in the showroom isn't stuffy in the least bit. The first floor has floor-to-ceiling windows, so it feels warm and inviting. The spacious walkway allows you to admire and read about each car at your own pace. The way each car gleams on its rotating platform almost makes you blush. And you haven't even seen the second floor yet.
Your heart races in anticipation as you take the stairs to the second floor, where you'll find an even bigger collection. Upon entering the area, there's a window where you can check out workers operating on the cars in the garage. The showroom features Indy 500 cars. Car enthusiasts can check out the engines. You'll also see a 2008 Ferrari 430 red convertible and the oh-so-sleek 2010 Masarati Quattroporte four-door sedan. Since some of these do sell, the cars on display are subject to change at any time.
Sit it in a Ferrari and get your picture taken before you leave. Photographs range from $15 to $45. The showroom itself doesn't allow cameras, for good reason: It keeps the tour classy and allows you experience it with no distractions.
Even if you don't walk away with a car, the gift shop offers a fine selection of memorabilia. This includes everything from men's, women's and kid's fashions to gift items like a chess set, driving gloves, jewelry with the signature Ferrari horse emblem and model cars that are built on an assembly line (just like real Ferraris). Grab something for the tots like toy cars, a bike and even a fancy baby Ferrari (think top-of-the-line "Power Wheels").
The shop is located inside the Wynn hotel. If you're coming out of the self-parking garage, take the elevator to casino level. The attraction will be just past the doors, on your right. Since it's conveniently located right on the Strip, you owe it to yourself to experience luxury up close.
-- Review by Jeannie Borbe