Derek Ramsay rides a stylish German SUV

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Derek Ramsay rode his new Audi Q7 SUV to the PEPtalk studio in January, when he appeared for an interview on PEP's online talk show.

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Derek Ramsay is known to have quite a passion for good quality cars.

He owns several of them, including a fully restored 1961 Volkswagen Combi and a Volvo V60.

The latest addition to his “investments” is a white SUV, which he rode to the PEPtalk studio last January for his appearance on PEP.ph’s online talk show.

Even in simple T-shirt and shorts, Derek looked stunning as he dismounted his new Audi Q7, which he picked up from the manufacturer days prior to the shoot.

The Q7 has a masculine yet elegant feel that fits his personality to a T.

Its remarkable driving dynamics and cutting-edge electronics are basically what made this car enthusiast fall in love with it.

Given his on-the-go lifestyle, the car’s user-friendly Multi-Media Interface (MMI) makes Derek’s life more comfortable when spending long hours of driving or waiting on the set of his fantasy-action show Kidlat, which ends its TV run on May 3.

It has a high-resolution seven-inch screen for viewing movies, eight-way joystick for games and controls, and large-sized hard disk storage for music.

The interior of this SUV is also very relaxing and impressive, with its added leg room and head room.

Both front and second-row passengers have plenty of room to work with, making it especially easy for Derek and his driver to take long naps in the car.

The Q7 range is also fitted with a third row of seats that can accommodate two more passengers, increasing total seating capacity to seven.

As a high-profile celebrity, it is important for Derek to have a spacious car to carry everything he needs outside his home.

From clothing and other personal effects, he also brings several gadgets to keep him company while he waits on the set.

The reclining seats are covered in leather upholstery, making things all the more luxurious.

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The car also has built-in heaters and optional ventilation, and an optional three-panel Panorama sunroof.

According to an online review from Australian website caradvice.com.au, "Despite being the entry-level Q7 variant, the 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel provides plenty of added punch. The engine produces 177kW and 550Nm of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that is the crux of the Q7’s stop/start technology."

That makes the car a real deal for this hunky actor who needs utmost convenience when traveling out of town for location shoots.

Celebrities run from one location to another most of the time, so it really makes a difference to have a car that will take you to your destinations with speed and efficiency.

The car also boasts effective safety measures, like it automatically switches off when the driver approaches a stop. It will only turn on after the driver releases the brake pedal again.

While the system is technically seamless, the driver can feel the car shudder slightly as it switches off and likewise when it switches on again.

Another functionality of the Q7 detailed in the review is its great dynamism.

"The end result is a staggering combined fuel use figure of 7.8L/100km. That’s not a misprint, 7.8L/100km. It’s absolutely unbelievable when you consider the vehicle’s fairly portly 2.3-tonne mass. The system is also extremely quick, allowing for fast take off in the event of an emergency or sudden need for acceleration."

With a closer look, Q7 reveals thoughtful design details like LED taillights, a power rear tailgate, and optional Xenon Plus headlights that aim in sync with steering input, helping you see around dark curves and corners.

What more can you ask when you get to see drop-dead gorgeous Derek Ramsay getting off a poised, polished, and proud Audi Q7?

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