Ferrari Philippines has chosen to ‘quietly launch’ its latest supercar, the F12 Berlinetta today at its showroom in Bonifacio Global City. Out of respect for the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda / Haiyan, the launch will be private and low-key. The F12 is Ferrari’s current V12 flagship GT, the successor to the 599 Fiorano. Its direct-injection [...]
LOS ANGELES—”Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker died of “traumatic and thermal injuries” in a fiery car accident, coroners said Wednesday, as the film franchise’s makers said they were shutting down production for now. A preliminary autopsy report confirmed that Walker, 40, was the passenger in a $400,000 red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by [...]
MANILA, Philippines—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday announced that it would impose several measures starting this month to reduce the expected traffic congestion this holiday season. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that starting December 13, a moratorium would be implemented on all excavations or diggings in all national and city roads until midnight of January 6, 2014. [...]
Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has published a revised calendar for the 2014 world championship following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Wednesday. The season will kick off in Australia on March 16 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 23. The two new races – in Austria [...]
LOS ANGELES — Vin Diesel has visited the site of the car crash that killed his “Fast & Furious” co-star Paul Walker, thanking mourners for paying their respects to the actor. Diesel’s remarks Monday night came at the end of a candlelight vigil for Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas. They [...]
Nico Hulkenberg will leave Sauber and return to Force India for the 2014 season, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The 26-year-old German, who tested for the Silverstone-based squad in 2011 and scored 63 points when he raced for them in 2012, has ended months of speculation about his future by agreeing a multi-year deal. “I [...]
Buy a Mustang from Ford Philippines within December 2013 and get a chance to win one of three golf carts decked out in Shelby GT500 livery. The golf cart features fiberglass body and canopy with PPG paint, vinyl and suede upholstered seats, locking front trunk, 12″ aluminum wheels with 215/35 series tires, golf bag attachment. [...]
The celebration of 50 years of Ford Mustang will be so large Ford Motor Company and the Mustang Club of America plan to simultaneously hold it at two locations from April 16 through April 20, 2014. Open to everyone, not just Mustang owners and MCA members, the event will be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. and [...]
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster made its public debut on board the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour on 1 December 2013. At an exclusive ‘Italian evening’ attended by authorities, clients, VIPs and media, the limited edition super sports car, of which only nine will be produced, was formally unveiled on the flight deck of the [...]
Not many Filipinos are familiar with French cars, what with the market being saturated with Japanese, German, American and Korean brands plus a few Italian (Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini), British (Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI Cooper, Bentley, Rolls Royce) and Scandinavian (Volvo) units here and there. So when Peugeot, France’s largest auto maker, entered the Philippine market, it was expected to come up with a car that would truly impress everyone as only a made-in-France product could.
The Philippine countryside is a pickup truck haven and the front line in an expanding battle among several auto makers planning to load up on profits from this well-rounded type of vehicle.
I used to joke to my friends at Mitsubishi that the only thing they lacked, the single chink in their armor, was a small car able to take on the likes of the Toyota Vios/Yaris and Honda City/Jazz. Well, it seems like they’ve been listening because right now, the Mirage onslaught is here.
LOS ANGELES – The disaster response organization formed by “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker three years ago has “a special love for the Philippines,” its spokesperson, JD Dorfman, said Sunday (Monday in Manila). When Typhoon Yolanda struck the Central Philippines, Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) quickly dispatched a team of 12 disaster responders to Leyte [...]
LOS ANGELES, United States – A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, her lawyer said. Cecilia Abadie, who was wearing the hi-tech eye-wear but says it was not turned on at the time, was charged with speeding and [...]
Gone too soon. Absolutely speechless. A heartbreaking time. Strength and light. These are how Paul Walker’s costars in the “The Fast and the Furious” series described the actor, after his death on Saturday afternoon in a horrific car crash in California. The 40-year-old Walker went for a ride with his friend and business partner Roger Rodas in a red Porsche Carrera GT, one of the world’s iconic supercars. Walker’s event intended to raise money for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). Particularly for an actor so closely identified with a series that glorified cars and fast driving, the death was a shock to car-loving groups worldwide. With the Philippine charity connection, and with “The Fast and the Furious 6” holding its Asian premiere in Manila with some of the stars in attendance, the death hit hard the Philippine car enthusiast community.