Although the vehicles resemble a Lamborghini, Bryan said Aurelio and Kevin designed the two prototypes, then through “trial and error have made our own mold.” Even now we think that there are a lot of things that we wanted to do with the car but we need more funding to finish them,” he said.
Bryan said the body of their prototype is made of reinforced fiberglass plastic while the chassis is made of tubular steel.
“Many are asking why we did not make the body out of carbon-fiber. We told them we can do that if we have a composite curing system like those available in other countries. And carbon-fiber is much more expensive than fiberglass,” he explained.
Bryan noted that most of the parts used for the cars were locally made.
“Almost 80 percent of the components of the prototypes are made in the Philippines. Only the tires, brake system, transmission, engine and suspension are not made here since we have no resources to make such parts.
“We made our own chassis, body and dashboard, while we found the right collaborators to create the glass, wheels, seats and interiors. The two units are a labor of love, products of sacrifices and dedication. The body was handcrafted and the only machines used were a buffing machine, a grinder and an air compressor for painting,” Bryan said.
Both prototypes have hand-built reinforced fiberglass bodies, steel-tube chassis frames, mid-mounted Mitsubishi 4G63 turbocharged engines, and 18-inch Rota alloy wheels. They have an approximate top speed of 300kph and a claimed power-to-weight ratio of 457hp per ton.
Asked about the price, Bryan said that one of the finished products has a tag between P1.5 million to P1.6 million.