What are the supercars I can buy in the Philippines?

Updated Sep 05, 2020 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers
Got bit by the performance bug hard? Then check the list of supercars in the Philippines.

In the automotive world, supercars are the top dogs in performance, and most of them are the result of decades of automotive research and development. They’re made solely with the intention of going as fast as possible while looking and feeling as cool as possible. As such, these are the kinds of cars that care not for fuel economy. There’s also almost little to no limits as to how much they’ll cost to acquire and maintain.

Despite this, everyone including Filipino gear heads is drawn to these mechanical beasts. And yes, supercar companies are very much aware of this.

A picture of several supercars available in the Philippines

We've got loads of supercars to choose from folks. If you have the dough that is.

As such, it’s no surprise that Ferrari’s latest supercar was recently introduced into the Philippine market. It’s called the Ferrari F8 Tributo and it’s basically an update to the famous 488 Ferrari platform. Nothing, however, is basically about this thing. Its hand-built V8 engine can make 710 horsepower and 770 Nm, and its interior is fit for royalty.

With the introduction of the F8 Tributo as well as other continuing presence of supercars in the Philippines, it’s obvious that there’s a market for them locally. A pretty sizable one in fact. That’s because apart from Ferrari, there’s actually a hefty number of supercars from a wide array of manufacturers available locally. Which ones? Well, here’s a list of the supercars in the Philippines that you can buy right now.

I. Supercars in the Philippines: Ferrari

Ferrari products are currently distributed here in the Philippines by Autostrada Motore Inc. You can visit its dealership at BGC, Taguig.

1. F8 Tributo

The F8 Tributo is Ferrari’s latest supercar model. As such, it comes with the latest high-tech features like Side Slip Angle traction and stability control, a lot of driving modes, turbo rev sensors, and improved aero for more downforce.

A picture of the Ferrari F8 Tributo on the racetrack.

A beautiful work of art that can go from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

F8 Tributo Specs
Engine
3.9 L twin-turbocharged Ferrari F154CD V8
Layout
Longitudinal rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
710 horsepower and 770 Nm
Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch

2. Ferrari 488

The 488 is the replacement of the 458. It was also the first Ferrari model to use forced induction since the F40.

A picture of the 488 on a desert.

Turbos combined with V8s are glorius.

488 Specs
Engine
3.9 L twin-turbocharged Ferrari F154CB V8
Layout
Longitudinal rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
611 horsepower and 760 Nm
Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch

3. Ferrari 812 Superfast

The 812 Superfast is the successor to the F12berlinetta. It can reach a top speed of 340 km/h, and it is equipped with a rear-wheel-steering system. It also features the same massive brakes found on the LaFerrari.

A picture of the 812 Superfast on the road.

With brakes larger than a dinner plate

812 Superfast specs
Engine
6.5 L F140 GA V12
Layout
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
789 horsepower and 718 Nm
Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch

4. Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The GTC4Lusso is a three-door shooting-brake, and one of the few Ferraris that comes with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain.

A picture of the GTC4Lusso near the ocean.

All that power and grip makes the GTC4Lusso a very fun car.

GTC4Lusso specs
Engine
6.3 L Ferrari F140 ED V12
Layout
Front mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
681 horsepower and 697 Nm
Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch

5. Ferrari Portofino

The Portofino is Ferrari’s current hardtop convertible touring car. It’s the successor to the Ferrari California T, and it offers a more rigid, and lighter chassis than the latter. It’s also 50 percent more effective at staving off road noise than its predecessor.

The Portifino on the road.

Let your hair fly out. Just watch out if you're wearing a toupee though.

Portofino specs
Engine
3.9 L Ferrari F154BE twin-turbo V8
Layout
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
592 horsepower and 790 Nm
Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch

II. Supercars in the Philippines: Lamborghini

PGA Cars are the official distributor of Lamborghini cars here in the Philippines. Its dealership is located at 201 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Mandaluyong.

1. Lamborghini Aventador

Angular and powerful, the Aventador is the successor to the Murciélago. Like most preceding flag-ship models, it uses the company’s in-house designed V12 engine. It also has scissor doors just like the legendary Lamborghini Countach.

A picture of the Aventador.

The raging bull

Aventador specs
Engine
6.5-liter L539 V12
Layout
Mid-engine, all-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
690 horsepower and 690 Nm
Transmission
7-speed ISR electrohydraulic manual

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2. Lamborghini Huracan

Named after the Spanish word for the hurricane, the Lamborghini Huracan replaced the Gallardo in 2014. It features a magnetorheological suspension, Audi’s Fuel Stratified Injection system, MagneRide electromagnetic damper control, and many other state-of-the-art automotive technologies.

A picture of the Lamborghini Huracan

Ride the hurricane

Huracan specs
Engine
5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10
Layout
Mid-engine, all-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
 602 horsepower and 560 Nm (LP610-4)
Transmission
7-speed dual-clutch

III. Supercars in the Philippines: Lotus

For the Philippine market, Lotus cars are sold by the Autohub Group. The Lotus Cars Manila showroom is located in San Juan, Metro Manila.

1. Lotus Elise

The very corner happy Lotus Elise is one of the smallest and lightest cars to be considered a supercar. It’s so light in fact that it only needs a Toyota ZR-series inline-4 engine. Don’t let that fool you though because this little supercar can reach 0-100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

A picture of the Lotus Elise.

Smile.

Elise specs
Engine
1.8-liter supercharged Toyota 2ZR-FE inline-4
Layout
Transverse mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
 217 horsepower and 250 Nm (1.8-liter)
Transmission
6-speed Toyota EC60 manual

2. Lotus Evora

The Evora is Lotus’ idea of a more practical, road-going supercar. As such, it is much larger than the Elise that it’s based on. It also features a larger boot, and it is the only Lotus model that can seat four people. In the vein of the Elise, the Evora also uses a Toyota sourced V6 engine.

A picture of the Lotus Evora.

Its trunk can fit a golf bag, but don't let Lotus hear you say that.

Evora specs
Engine
3.5-litre 24-valve Toyota 2GR V6 engine
Layout
Transverse mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
 400 horsepower and 420 Nm (Evora 400)
Transmission
6-speed Aisin MT or 6-speed Aisin AT

3. Lotus Exige

Designed as a more “hardcore” version of the Elise, the Exige features a larger V6 engine without the Evora’s bulkier frame.

A picture of the Exige.

It seems that Lotus cars love to smile.

Exige specs
Engine
3.5-litre 24-valve Toyota supercharged 2GR V6
Layout
Transverse mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
 345 horsepower and 400 Nm (Exige S)
Transmission
6-speed Toyota EC60 manual (optional automatic)

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IV. Supercars in the Philippines: Porsche

Porsche supercars are also distributed by PGA Cars, Inc. You can view Porsche models at the Porsche Center Philippines located at 201 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Mandaluyong.

1. Porsche 718

The Porsche 718 is marketed both as the 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster. It’s the entry-level Porsche supercar. However, like the 911, the 718 is propelled by a flat-six engine. Since the third-gen versions, the 718 mirrors the style of the 911. Apart from that, it’s also more rigid and lighter.

A picture of the 718 on a highway.

The 718 is one of the most affordable Porches you can buy today.

718 specs
Engine
2.0 L MA2.2 turbocharged flat-4
Layout
Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
 345 horsepower and 400 Nm
Transmission
6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK

2. Porsche 911

The 911 is Porsche’s longest-running model. For many people, the 911 is the prototypical Porsche, and it’s probably the first car you’ll think about when hearing Porsche's name. The first 911 came out in 1963 and currently, it’s now in its eighth iteration.

A picture of the 911 GTS.

The Porsche 911 GTS variant.

911 Turbo specs
Engine
3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6
Layout
Rear engine, all-wheel drive
Horsepower and Torque
 552 horsepower and 700 Nm
Transmission
6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK

3. Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is the latest addition to the Porsche Philippines lineup. It’s also the German car maker’s first-ever production all-electric car. On top of that, it’s also one of the few EVs currently being sold locally.

A picture of the Taycan on the road.

The most powerful Taycan variant can churn out an earthmoving 1,050 Nm of torque.

Taycan specs
Engine
2 AC synchronous electric motors
Layout
Dual motor, front and rear axle
Horsepower and Torque
 523 horsepower and 640 Nm
Transmission
1-speed direct drive or 2-speed direct drive

V. Supercars in the Philippines: Aston Marin

Aston Martin cars are officially distributed by DBPhils Motorsports, Incorporated. You can view the British marque’s models at the Aston martin Philippines showroom located in BGC, Taguig.

1. Aston Martin DB11

The DB11 is a grand tourer powered by a twin-turbo V12 or V8. It also features swan doors, and a bonnet made out of a single cut of aluminum. The DB11 is also notable for being Aston Martin’s first-ever car made in partnership with Daimler AG.

A picture of the Aston Martin DB11

Want to feel like James Bond?

DB11 V8 specs
Engine
4.0-litre Mercedes-Benz M177 twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Layout
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
503 horsepower and 675 Nm
Transmission
8-speed ZF 8HP75 automatic

2. Aston Martin Rapide

Named in reference to the Lagonda Rapide, Aston Martin Rapide is a four-seater sports saloon based on the DB9. The latest iteration of the Rapide is the Rapide AMR. A high-performance version with an ultra-limited 210-unit production run.

The Aston Martin Rapide.

Check out that very wide grille.

Rapide specs
Engine
6.0-liter AM11 V12
Layout
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
550 horsepower and 620 Nm (Rapide S)
Transmission
8-speed ZF 8HP75 automatic or 6-speed touchmatic

3. Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin has used the Vantage name several times before. The latest one however is a two-seater grand tourer that debuted back in 2017. It features carbon-ceramic brakes, and the AMR performance version most notably features a dog-leg seven-speed Graziano transmission.

A picture of the Aston Martin Vantage.

The Vantage in the "Tungsten Silver" color.

Vantage specs
Engine
4.0 L Mercedes-AMG M177 twin-turbocharged V8
Layout
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
505 horsepower and 684 Nm (standard Vantage)
Transmission
8-speed ZF 8HP75 automatic (standard Vantage)

VI. Supercars in the Philippines: Jaguar

For the Philippine market, Jaguar cars are sold and imported by the Coventry Motors Corporation. Jaguar models can be viewed at the Jaguar Land Rover Philippines showroom located at 1008 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, San Juan.

Jaguar F-Type

Harking back to the 1986 XJ41 concept, the current F-Type comes in a coupe or convertible configuration. Both versions are powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine. Currently, it’s the sole Jaguar model available that falls in the supercar category. It’s also the first Jaguar road car that can reach 322 km/h since the XJ220.

A picture of the Jaguar F-Type

Classy and fast.

F-Type specs
Engine
5.0 L supercharged Jaguar AJ133 V8
Layout
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
542 horsepower and 680 Nm
Transmission
8-speed ZF 8HP automatic

VII. Supercars in the Philippines: Nissan

Nissan branded cars are distributed and sold by Nissan Philippines, Inc. A joint venture founded in September 2013 by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Universal Motors Corporation, and Yulon Philippines Investment Co. Ltd. Currently, Nissan has around 50 dealerships spread nationwide.

Nissan GT-R

While not technically a supercar per se, the Nissan GT-R has accrued the title of “supercar killer.” It had the performance and handling that could beat many supercars when it came out, and at a fraction of the cost.

The GT-R can achieve a 0-100 km/h time of 2.7 seconds while featuring a plush interior with Nappa leather, a Bose sound system, and many more luxury features. It’s also worth mentioning that the GT-R is the spiritual successor to the legendary Skyline GT-R R34, which itself was also a supercar killer during its time.

The Nissan GT-R also has the GT-R NISMO version which features a sportier-looking interior. Being a NISMO variant, it’s also much more powerful and more agile than the regular Nissan GT-R.

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R. A.K.A "Godzilla", A.K.A. the "supercar killer."

GT-R  specs
Engine
3.8 L twin-turbocharged VR38DETT V6
Layout
Front-engine, all-wheel-drive
Horsepower and Torque
656 horsepower and 633 Nm
Transmission
6-speed dual-clutch transmission
Starting Price
₱8,900,000

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Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.