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Autostrada Motore Inc. opens the first Ferrari and Maserati dealership in the Philippines

Autostrada Motore Inc. opens the first Ferrari and Maserati dealership in the Philippines image

Text: / Photos: Dean Ang | posted March 01, 2012 15:35

Launches the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale

Autostrada Motore Inc., the first importer-distributor of Ferrari and Maserati in the Philippines, officially opens its door on the corner of 32nd & 4th Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The showroom was inaugurated together with its factory certified service center. Two models were launched together with the opening of the showroom, the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale.

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Mr. Herbert Appleroth, President and CEO of Ferrari Asia Pacific, Mr. Simon Inglefield, Head of Region, Ferrari Asia Pacific Other Countries, Mr. Gaetano Marino, Regional Sales Director for South East Asia Pacific of Maserati and Mr. Wellington C. Soong, Chair and President of Autostrada Motore Inc. were present to welcome media and VIPs, including the guest of honor, Amb. Luca Fornari, the Italian Ambassador.

“We are very excited that our plan to open a Ferrari and Maserati dealership has finally come to fruition. It has been a challenging task to bring two premium supercar brands here but it is worth it. In a way, we have finally arrived,” said Autostrada Motore Inc Chair & President Mr. Wellington C. Soong. “ As the official dealership for the Ferrari and Maserati, we are aligned with the new corporate identity, which reflects passion, technical excellence, and unique style of the brands. As part of a worldwide network of Ferrari and Maserati dealerships, Autostrada Motore Inc. ensures customers that they will receive only top-of-the-line customer service to match the legendary performance, technology, and style of their cars.” 

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Mr. Herbert Appleroth said, “As Ferrari’s international presence continues to expand, it gives me great pleasure to open a new dealership in the Philippines. Naturally the entire range will be available on this market, imported by Autostrada Motore Inc, the partner we've chosen and who shares with us the passion for Ferrari and its values.” 

Stradale

“The Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale is considered the first street-legal Maserati car. It is the first to be equipped with light and powerful carbon-ceramic brakes, the first to use advanced electronics that minimize gearshift, the first to top 300 km/h, and the first roadgoing Maserati to have a dedicated Race mode,” as per Mr. Gaetano Marino, Regional Sales Director for South East Asia Pacific of Maserati. The Stradale completes the Granturismo range as the most powerful performance model.