The supercar industry is mostly dominated by European car manufacturers. Italy has Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, and Alfa- Romeo. Germany has Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, Sweden has Koegnigsegg, while England has Aston Martin. But who would think that a country known for its beautiful beaches, food, and hospitality would finally step into the world of supercars?
Meet the Aurelio automobile – the first Filipino-made supercar in history, roaring with Filipino pride, design, power, performance, and speed that redefines the meaning of “luxury”.
This Philippine supercar is made by a rising car manufacturer based in San Pedro, Laguna who call themselves Factor Aurelio Automobile. The company’s name was taken after the surnames of siblings Kevin and Bryan Factor, and Brendan Aurelio.
Kevin is an engineering student at Adamson University while Brendan owns the Pacita Fibertech. Together, they are joined by marketing expert Sonny Garcia and businessman Peter Sy. The team shares the same passion for cars and paved way for the company to become stronger than ever.
The 2-door sports car comes in two engine choices, a Honda B16A V-TEC engine or 2.0 liter Mitsubishi 4G63T turbocharged engine.
This sleek, stylish, and luxurious supercar weighs only 632kg, with a length of 436cm, 178cm width, and 178cm height. It boast a 517 horsepower engine capable of propelling a top speed of nearly 300 kilometers per hour.
Without a doubt, this car looks like a European supercar, but you’ll be proud to know that this car is homegrown in the Philippines.
Photo credits: Louie Dominic Fulo via Top Gear
Watch the Aurelio Automobile in action below:
The Aurelio Supercar will have an estimated price tag of P1.6 million. The price is quite low than other supercars out there, but the company plan to make 10 units only “That way, the cars can retain their value. If we make more than that, the cars will lose their value because they won’t be unique anymore.” said Factor.
It is truly a big leap for the Philippine car industry, who knows maybe in the future, Filipinos will be one of the top supercar manufacturers in the world!