While window shopping for a new car—which, frankly, I don’t really need, but a guy still loves to look!—I happened upon a fun sneak preview of a fab automobile at my favorite dealership in the Palm Springs Valley, indiGO Auto Group’s Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage.
Sitting inside one of their beautiful showrooms, with a sister vehicle parked outside the door, was a prototypes of the soon to be released McLaren 570S. Begun as a racing and technology company founded by engineer and racer Bruce McLaren in the 1960s, McLaren has evolved—and will unveil its sporty new model to desert buyers in November 2015, exclusively at Desert European. With its V8 seven-speed engine, spiffy racecar looks, and over-the-top cool butterfly (dihedral) doors, there’s no question this car will turn heads while zipping through town! Starting price? $185,000.
Todd Blue, CEO of indiGO Auto Group, recently told me, “We are honored to be awarded the McLaren franchise for Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley. It remains the only super sports car franchise in the desert. It’s our goal to mirror the uniqueness and authenticity McLaren delivers in its automobiles to the experience indiGO will provide on the Desert European Motorcars campus.”
Of course, beside McLaren, there are plenty of other luxury car options available at Desert European, including Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, and Rolls Royce. Check it out—and keep your eyes peeled for that hot new 570S this fall!