I’m not a car fanatic and so I don’t usually keep myself updated with what’s out there. But I drool whenever I see a true beauty of design and engineering. And I can’t help myself whenever I pass by EDSA and see the cars on display on PGA Cars. Can you imagine how I felt when I went to the The World of Super Cars Motor Show? Shucks, I catch myself daydreaming while I stare at the beauty of all the Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley cars on display.
The reality is that I will never be able to afford these super cars. I’m sure even the lowest-priced among these brands will buy me a house & lot, a decent sedan or SUV, and still have money at the bank. But if God allows it, I shall have mine, haha! The Super Cars motor show is a chance to check out what’s out there.
I always loved this brand and saw I was immediately drawn to their selections at the motor show. Audi showcased the R8 4.2 FSI and the limited edition R8 GT which I remember being driven by millionaire-playboy Tony Stark aka Iron Man.
But my eyes were drawn to the 3.0-liter A7 executive sportback because of it’s quiet elegance that exudes confidence.
One of the brands I’ve come to remember from my childhood because of Porsche matchboxes that I played with, I never expected to come close to even one. Seeing Porsche’s best-selling new models as well as iconic ones is a goosebumps experience.
On hand were Porsche’s model line-up, consisting of the 911 GT3, Maccan Turbo and Cayenne Turbo SUV’s, Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS, as well as a classic 912, a 930 Turbo and a Carrera GT, one of only three in the Philippines.
The Porsche brand has always been known for uncompromising driving performance and involvement, and their line-up of sports car definitely emphasized this. Each caters to a different segment of the sports car market, from the more lifestyle oriented (Boxster), to the more hard-core, track-focused driving enthusiast (911 GT3).
I’ve known this brand primarily because of its sports cars and these are line up are on display at the SMX Convention Center during the car show. There’s the Carrera GT which was borne out of a rules change in international sports car racing. Also on display is 911 model which, I learned, celebrates its 52nd birthday in 2015. The display gave everyone a glimpse of Porsche’s past with the 911 Turbo S, 912 and the 930 Turbo.
I’ve seen the Panamera, which was launched in response for an increased demand for a four-door Porsche. Popular in Asia, PGA Cars displayed the Panamera V6 model packing 310hp and 400 Newton-Meters of torque transferring power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, a favorite amongst many sports car aficionados looking for a practical and stylish every saloon that has the reflexes of a sports car.
Car brands will always manufacture a sports car that promises more pizzaz and panache, but of none of these have a glorious history in sports car racing as Porsche.
PGA Car unveiled the newest, most technologically advanced and fearsome supercar from San’t Agata Bologenese was unveiled at The World of Super Car Motor Show. General Sales Director Erick Jarlego of Lamborghini Philippines presented the all-new Huracan to the viewing public present at the SMX Convention Center.
Alongside the Huracan is the Avemtador LP700-4, which utilizes a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. The chassis challenged Lamborghini engineers to research and perfect new manufacturing methods that utilize autoclaved carbon-fiber preparation and production, a core material in the Aventador.
The Huracan and Aventador are joined by their respective predecessors, the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, of which there are only four in the country from a limited run of 300 units, and the Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce 670 or LP670-SV, the only one in the country from a limited run of only 100 units worldwide. All four Lamborghini models offer pure, unadulterated, raw and uncompromising performance, matched with a daring, yet stylish aggression that can only be described as Italian.
Synonymous to luxury, I was able to check out 2 impressive Bentley cars at The World of Super Cars exhibition. Just one look and you know these are not your ordinary car. No brand comes even close to the successful dichotomy pulled off by the iconic Bentley. Ever since its founder, Walter Owen “WO” Bentley expressed a vision “to build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.”
Bentley has been rolling out distinctive vehicles since 1919. These cars offer robust performance with unparalleled luxury. Now based in Crewe, England, the tradition and passion continue to stay true and burn as brightly as when WO first uttered his motto.
On display is the new Bentley Flying Spur V8, which boasts a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged engine capable of generating 500hp of power and 660Nm of torque. These sterling numbers are harnessed through Bentley’s all-wheel drive and eight-speed quick-shift transmission. The Gutierrezes were actually seen checking out the car.
Then there’s the Bentley Continental GT V8 is an elegant, exciting take on the desirable Continental GT – though you can clearly see the obvious pedigree through the distinctively prominent bonnet line and matrix grille, along with the large inner headlamps. The super coupe is motivated by the same power plant.
Bentley general sales manager Hilda San Juan declared during her presentation at the show opening that the brand’s handcrafted cars are “known for performance and luxury,” and are a “force to reckon with.”
PGA Cars The World of Super Cars is the first-ever car show that showcases these high-end, luxury cars. From the looks of it, all the cars combined cost Php700,000,000++. It seems that the market for these super cars is growing. If the exhibit itself is any indication, there’s definitely a lot of interest. Despite the Php300 entrance fee, people came in droves to view these beautiful cars. That’s good news! Especially since all proceeds from the show will be donated to charity. I hope someone would donate a super car to me, haha!