1st Pinoy-made sports car proudly makes Debut
When thinking about sports cars, automobile enthusiasts usually picture the Italian luxury brands Lamborghini and Ferrari. But it is possible that the Philippines will soon be making a breakthrough in the luxury car industry especially after seeing the very first Philippine-made supercar in its debut.
The 2014 Trans Sport Show at the SMX Convention Centre Manila will soon house the first Filipino sports car on 22 May. The concept car, made by Laguna-based Pacita Fibertech of the car firm Factor Aurelio Automobile (FAA), is powered by a DOHC VTEC 16-valve engine and has already been tested for road worthiness.
The car has been fitted with handmade chassis, 18-inch Rota wheels, VR4 suspension systems, switchblade doors, light weight fibreglass reinforced plastic and carbon fibre materials for the interiors.
The supercar was made by 21-year-old engineering student Kevin Factor and visionary architect Brendan Aurelio of FAA. Aside from the supercar, Trans Show will also hold the launching of Art Car Fest 2015, a car show that will showcase artistry in custom-designing cars. Some artists that will be featured include renowned sculptors Daniel de la Cruz and Ramon Orlina and National Artist for Visual Arts Ben Cab.
Tradeshow International President and Trans Show organiser Sophie de los Santos said ‘Trans Sport Show has always served as a fitting venue to promote automotive craftsmanship. That is why we strongly support the dreams and visions of any car enthusiasts who wish to use our platform to express themselves through their project vehicles.’
2014 Trans Sport Show will run from 22 to 25 May.