Track-only hypercar coming to the Philippines

Supercars have become a common sight on Philippine roads. Everytime you hang around BGC, Alabang or even Tagaytay on a Sunday morning, there's a high chance you're bound to see Ferraris, Lamborghinis, BMW Ms and Porsches driving around, or even parked along the fancy cafes on those areas.

However, it's a different story when it comes to hypercars. Even more so, the track-only versions like the Ferrari FXX K, the McLaren Senna, and the Lamborghini SCV12, as they're not considered street-legal... at least in other countries.

Car spotting fans in the country are going to like this: a track-only hypercar is coming to the Philippines via Aston Martin Manila, the authorized and official Aston Martin dealership in the country.

One unit of Aston Martin Valkyrie bound for PH image

The car we're talking about is the Aston Martin Valkyrie – a limited production mid-engine hybrid hypercar made by a collaboration by the British manufacturer and Red Bull Racing. Aston Martin is only making 150 examples of the Cosworth V12-powered Valkyrie with an estimated USD 3 million (PHP 166-million) price tag for each.

And from our most recent engagement with Aston Martin Manila, we received word that the Valkyrie won't be their showroom piece. It's already been sold to one very lucky (and really wealthy) buyer from the Philippines who has his name in the order books (and probably the hefty downpayment too) for the 1,176 PS hypercar. 

That's right. Someone from the country could very well be driving a true hypercar once he (or she) pays a visit to either BRC or Clark International Speedway. It'd be a shame if it ends up tucked away inside exclusive villages though. We better keep a close eye on this one. Car spotters, you know what to do.