Now here’s something we Filipinos can truly be proud of. Factor Aurelio Automobile (FAA), the first and premiere supercar automobile manufacturer in the country, showcases two supercars that they made entirely by hand in this year’s Trans Sport Show 2014.
Two of the men responsible for building these gorgeous-looking supercars are Kevin Factor, a 21-year old Engineering Student at Adamson University, and Brendan Aurelio who owns a Laguna-based auto-body fabricator company called Pacita Fibertech.
According to the FAA’s official Facebook page, it took their team three months to build the supercars’ chassis, body and interior entirely from scratch, using nothing but common tools like buffing machine, grinder and “thousands of sandpapers to polish the body”.
Once their done with the arduous job of making the cars’ body, they outfitted the Yellow model with a 16-valve Honda B16A DOHC VTEC engine, while the Orange one is equipped with a Mitsubishi 4G63T turbocharged engine. The company, however, did mention that if the buyer wishes to, they can substitute the aforementioned engines with the ones that the customer likes.
Other notable details of the locally-made supercars include a set of 18-inch Rota wheels, VR4 suspension for both on the front and rear end, and a pair of switchblade doors. The interiors are made from a combination of carbon materials and fiberglass-reinforced-plastic for a lightweight, yet durable construction.
According to Kevin, FAA is looking to have a “production-ready unit” ready by the end of the year and they’re planning to sell for around Php1.6 million. He also said that company only plans to manufacture 10 units of their supercar so it can retain its uniqueness and value.
We encourage you guys to drop by at the SMX Convention Center to see these FAA Supercars in person, as well as the other cars on display in this year’s Trans Sport Show. We also like to give a shout-out to the FAA folks for great job they’ve done on their prototypes despite of the hardships they’ve encountered along the way!