Enzo Teodoro

L'art de Vivre

2018 Peugeot 3008 2.0 BlueHDi GT Line

“The 3008 feels as if every single part that was put into it was made with the knowledge that it had to co-exist with other parts, and therefore all of them work in perfect harmony with each other — like a swinger party.”

L'art de Vivre

Blowout

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TDI

“Apparently, a tire blowout is listed as one of the biggest fears of highway drivers. They say that the lower your speed, the higher the chances of survival. A blowout at 60 km/h will be far less catastrophic than one at 150 km/h. More importantly, walking away from it at those speeds is considered a gift from God - one that I so gladly received.” 

Blowout

Bourdain

Fight your demons and gut them. Get Lost, eat exotically, paint recklessly, hug your siblings, laugh with your nephews, and drive spiritedly. Live a little longer and write that story. There has to be one, for we, as humans are a collection of some of the most interesting non-fiction autobiographies that go unpublished.

Bourdain

Silent Flamboyance

2018 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

"Anyone who will spend a decent amount of money on a sporty SUV does not want a sporty ride. They want something that irons out the bumps and not their teeth. It's a good thing that this Lexus rides on 100% full cream butter."

Silent Flamboyance

Boosted

2018 Ford Explorer Limited 2.3 EcoBoost

“There is a heightened sense of ecstasy when natural sunlight peeks through the glass roof of your climate controlled cabin while your arse is being cooled down by ventilated seats. Life is good inside the Explorer.”

Boosted

Trick or Treat?

2017 Lotus Evora 400

"400 horsepower used to sound like a lot, but in a world where your grandfather’s luxury barge can be pushing 600 - it barely raises any eyebrows. Can this Lotus still make it in a world of horsepower trump cards?"

Trick or Treat?

Royal Flush

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTS

"The Volkswagen Golf GTS was intended for the North American market, but they've had no takers after the 'Dieselgate' scandal. The brilliant idea is to send it over to the Philippines, a country that doesn’t give a shit about trust ratings. We’ve been getting raped by our government since God spoke to Moses on the mountain. We sure as hell will not let a great car get in the way of some passé emission scandal. And what a car it is."

Royal Flush

Imprezzive

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S 

"While I think that Subaru makes the best cars this side of the East, I also believe that they’re the first to sabotage it by putting what they like to call a Lineartronic CVT."

Imprezzive

The Best?

I have had the privilege of driving so many different cars over the past year, so much so that I am frequently asked which one is best. I can't really answer which is best, because they're all different - but I can tell you which one is the most complete. 

The Best?

OM: Volumen I

On the 15th of April 2017, Opus Macchina quietly turned a year old. We've decided to share some bits of our journey over the past year. It has been an absolute joy for all of us and we are humbled by the support of our followers and our peers. This outfit always remain to be nothing more than #alovelettertocars.

OM: Volumen I

Blissful Ignorance

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

"As a base, dare I say, almost taxi spec model, the 718 Boxster stirred my heart and soul more than anything I had driven lately - and that includes a supercar-eating Nissan GT-R."

Blissful Ignorance

Rogue Samurai

2017 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

"It hails from one of the largest mass automobile manufacturers, yet, its overall presence couldn't be further from its essence. It is sharp, confidence inspiring, and contemporary."

Rogue Samurai

Haciendero

2017 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 GLS Di-D

"The moment you set off in the Pajero, you are told where your money went and it's where your eyes can't see them. I haven't driven anything from the East lately that rides as well as this."

Haciendero

HUE 166

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage Edition

"It is said that for a third of the world's population, the Land Rover Defender is the first car they ever saw. Even more impressive is the fact that it barely changed over the course of almost 70 years in production."

HUE 166

Astral Projection

2017 Nissan R35 GT-R

"If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to be a bullet fired out of a rifle's barrel, it's the same as driving a GT-R, only a little bit faster. The way this car gathers speed is unlike anything else on the road."

Astral Projection

DB11 in Manila

Aston Martin Manila welcomes the generation-leaping DB11 to the Philippine shores. It is a truly remarkable super GT with unparalleled presence. 

DB11 in Manila

Tonka Truckin'

2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser

"Upon first glance, you'd think it's all face and no trousers, and that it is all but a retro vehicle dressed like the original Land Cruiser to make the baby boomers join in on Throwback Thursday, but you'd be very wrong."

Tonka Truckin'