Source: Manila Times
The Aurelio’s profile nips at the handsome contours of the Ferrari 458 Italia, the doors have an air of McLaren P1, and the rear end picks up some cues from the Lamborghini Aventador. However, those certainly aren’t bad jumping-off points, are they?
Specific details are a bit lacking on the Aurelio, but here’s what we can gather. The body is composed of fiberglass-reinforced-plastic with what looks like a few carbon fiber bits and bobs scattered throughout inside.
Underneath the sleek body lies a tubular space frame chassis affixed with a turbocharged Mitsubishi 4G63 four-cylinder that allegedly boasts 457hp per ton, capable of shooting the Aurelio up to a top speed of 186mph.
All in all, it’s an impressive design, especially considering that the four guys who built it had to borrow money from relatives and pawn off some of their own possessions just to finish the first supercar prototypes.
The company can produce about six to 10 units a year with their current manpower, which are pegged to go for about 1.6 million Philippine pesos or the equivalent of $37,000 a pop. Let’s hope these guys succeed.