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Lotus Manila Slips Through Globe’s Slipstream 2.0 (With Pricing)

Marlon Stockinger’s Display Of #BilisNgPinoy

Globe’s Slipstream 2.0 was a celebration of fast cars and Globe’s fast internet. What other way for Globe to promote how “fast” their internet service is through the help of the country’s own Marlon Stockinger, along with his Lotus F1 team, displaying the true meaning of #BilisNgPinoy to the crowd.

Tasty #GlobeSlipstream #BilisNgPinoy

A video posted by Marlon Stockinger (@marlonstockinger) on Jun 27, 2015 at 9:27pm PDT

In a true display of skill and prowess, Marlong Stockinger drove his Lotus F1 team’s F1 car around the closed streets of Bonifacio Global City. Before his runs, a set of exotic sports cars drove around the closed track. Multiple Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and other petrolhead favorites roamed and raced around the streets, and it made Bonifacio Global City once again a place for petrolheads to visit. Screaming V10 engines from the Huracan, or horitzontally-opposed 6-cylinder boxer engines from the multiple Porsche made the streets more alive than ever, and topping out this petrolhead action is Marlon Stockinger’s run with his Lotus F1 car. 3 laps was enough to make everyone’s hairs raise, but at the end of his run, an awesome display of donuts were made, wrapping the city streets in a cloud of tire smoke and an engine note that is unmistakably from an F1 car.

Sakay na po basta driver sweet lover! #ManongSpeed #GlobeSlipstream #BilisNgPinoy

A photo posted by Marlon Stockinger (@marlonstockinger) on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:32am PDT

Apart from driving his F1 car, Marlon Stockinger first drove a jeepney, a clear representation of patriotism to his home country. He had difficulties however, with the absence of any sort of power steering system, he found the jeep to be heavy and cumbersome to drive. Other than that, he just thought of his experience as a treat to the Filipino fans.

Lotus Manila Slips Through

Lotus Elise S Club Racer

Lotus Elise 220 Cup

Lotuse Evora S Sport Racer

Amidst the displays and booths of cars in the whole strip of Bonifacio High Street, Lotus Manila showcased their initial line-up for the Philippine market. Apparently, the brand should be launched by August 5, at their dealership near Mini in Greenhills, both of which are under the distributorship of Willy Tee Ten’s Autohub Group, but it seems they are excited to let the public know that Lotus is coming.

I’m more of a Porsche Cayman and Boxster fan, but I’ve gotta admit, Lotus’ line up looks stunning, especially the Evora, since it was my first time to see the Lotus Evora in person. Lotus’ founder, Colin Chapman, has its brand focused entirely on lightness, a trait that is especially true in their track-focused models, devoid of any luxury and creature comforts.

The entire Lotus line-up, the Elise, Exige, and Evora, will be sold in the Philippines, but only the Lotus Elise will receive more than 1 variant. As reported by Top Gear Philippines, these are the prices of the initial line-up of Lotus for the Philippine market. We still don’t have any information regarding the specifications of the models. Nevertheless, these are the engines, transmission, and respective acceleration times of each model.

Elise S Club Racer – P4,650,000
Engine: 1.8 liter 4-cylinder supercharged
Power and Torque: 217 hp, 250 Nm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.5 seconds
Top Speed: 233 kph
Curb Weight: 924 kg

Elise 220 Cup – P5,350,000
Engine: 1.8 liter 4-cylinder supercharged
Power and Torque: 217 hp, 250 Nm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 225 kph
Curb Weight: 952 kg

Exige S Roadster – P7,500,000
Engine: 3.5 liter V6 supercharged
Power and Torque: 345 hp, 400 Nm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual/Automatic (TBA)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.0 seconds (Manual)/3.9 seconds (Automatic)
Top Speed: 233 kph
Curb Weight: 1166 kg

Evora S Sport Racer – P8,880,000
Engine: 3.5 liter V6 supercharged
Power and Torque: 345 hp, 400 Nm
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 seconds
Top Speed: 280 kph
Curb Weight: 1436 kg

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