MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III prefers the Porsche, a car that scientists and psychologists connect to risks that come with pushing the limits.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported today that the bachelor president bought himself a second-hand, white Porsche last Christmas.
Citing a source close to car enthusiast Manny Dimaculangan, the newspaper said the president ditched his old BMW in exchange for the more attention-grabbing Porsche.
He supposedly paid P4.5 million for it.
In December 26, Aquino supposedly went to the Clark International Speedway where car buffs test their big toys.
According to the Road and Travel Magazine, sports cars are usually preferred by people who feel or flaunt their “youthful exuberance and rejuvenation.”
Researchers around the world are exploring the belief that cars can project a personality. Some believe that cars even look like human faces.
Researchers do these in order to help designers and the automobile industry determine what is appealing to customers.
The color of a car also says something about the driver.
Citing a DuPont Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, TopGear.com.ph said white is preferred by owners who are careful and pure.
The author, however, said: “ On the contrary, I’d say owners of white vehicles are purely careless, because when they bought their car, they didn’t take into account that white is the hardest car color to maintain especially in a dusty and muddy country like ours.”