Both driver and passenger enter the Aurelio interior through scissor doors and are met by a sidepod cabin that is made from fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) and carbon fiber firewall components. Its four-man all-Filipino crew who call themselves, Factor Aurelio Automobile, have yet to disclose the full interior specifications of the car. The firm, however, is offering features and upholstery that can be customized according to its buyer’s preferences and needs.
The Aurelio has the undeniable look and feel of a supercar. The car’s exterior design is a mash up of some of the leading names in this car segment. Its doors are similar to that of the McLaren P1, the front fascia and contours have a hint of the Ferrari 458 Italia and its rear end appears to have been inspired by the Lamborghini Aventador. Add that to its brightly colored paint job (of orange or yellow), low-slung ground clearance, and well-defined sharp edges and you could easily mistake this car as European-made. However, according to its San Pedro, Laguna-based manufacturer, around 80 percent of the car’s parts and components came from the Philippines. Except for the wheels, transmission, some suspension components, brakes, and the engine, everything in this car was sourced locally.