The Philippines is the 64th largest country in the world and as we report this, a large storm looms over the island nation. We hope the calamity scatters away and the country gets to experience a different kind of a storm, a storm on wheels, something like the ‘Aurelio’, the first ever Supercar to be produced in the Philippines.
The company behind the car was formerly known as Factor Aurelio. They had some internal disagreements about the nomenclature and now simply call it ‘Aurelio’. This uniquely designed car is available either with a Honda B16A V-TEC engine or a Mitsubishi 4G63T turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. No performance or any such details are available yet, however, the car is reportedly built using fiberglass reinforced plastic and some of the components are built using carbon-fiber. The headlamps in particular though, seem heavily influenced by the ones on the 458 Italia, while the rear wing could have been slightly bigger. Serious competition for the DC Avanti then. That said, it’s good to see such efforts taking shape in this part of the world and we hope such efforts develop and polish themselves into something bigger, something that poses a serious threat to cars they make in Monica Bellucci’s country.
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