Dad, what kind of car are you?By Jason K. Ang
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Each father has his own style and key characteristics—each may be the strong and silent type, or just a uniform away from being a drill sergeant. Every father’s personalities would suggest which car he would be happy to own.
If you speak softly but carry a hand cannon as your sidearm, then you would be like the Toyota Camry V6. Blending in with any background thanks to its unassuming lines, the Camry has a potent weapon in its 3.5-liter double-VVTi V6 engine. Like Mr. Eastwood, a quick blast with the Camry at full howl will make your day.
Not one for subtlety in expressing himself, William Shatner enjoys putting on a good swagger while staring down Klingons, criminal low-life, opposing lawyers, or patrons of the emergency telephone system. For a dash of Shatnerian style, the Chrysler 300C fits the bill with its chiseled styling, down to the hint of tailfins.
Willing to reach the ends of the earth to film a certain species of leopard or polar bear, David Attenborough made it look easy as well as exciting. The only vehicle that can match his combination of rugged determination and nonchalance in reaching obscure places is the Land Rover Defender.
Simplicity and elegance in design, just as much as technological prowess, is the key to the success of Mr. Jobs’ products. He drove a Mercedes-Benz SL as his everyday car, and no wonder—the SL packs high-performance innards within a strikingly straightforward design that resists being dated, even if the SL model in question has been around for decades.
Fernando Zobel de Ayala
Seal a billion-peso deal by day, then run a marathon on the weekend. That dual personality is also embodied in the BMW M5, an elegant sports sedan that is spacious enough to travel to a distant business meeting, and wild enough tear down a winding road when work is done.
Lightweight but with a powerful punch, the world-class athlete has his automotive counterpart in the Audi R8 GT. The R8 uses an aluminum space frame to tip the scales at a fraction of the weight of a conventional car, while delivering brutal force with its mid-mounted V10 engine-the heart of a champion indeed.
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