We have the full details on the new Bufori Geneva, a modern luxury saloon with a classic car look. Oh, and its fast, too. The story inside.
Malaysian automaker Bufori introduced a new model today at the Geneva Motor Show. The company, known for creating vehicles with a classic car look, introduced the Bufori MKVI as the "Bufori Geneva" in honor of the showcase.
"We have decided to name this new Bufori model after the city it was launched in, as this occasion marks an important milestone in our company history," said Bufori chairman Anthony Khouri. "We also wanted to pay tribute to the 80th edition of this fantastic motor show and the beautiful city of Geneva."
The car makes use of a 430 hp (316 kW) 6.1-liter V8 engine that produces up to 586 Nm (432 lb-ft) of torque. Despite the car's size, it still races to 100 km/h in under six seconds, with an estimated top speed of over 260 km/h (162 mph). Valves are angled in the engine, as opposed to side-by-side, thanks to a "hemispherical combustion chamber." Because of this, the company claims better airflow, and higher output.
Still, the company will offer a supercharged model that will boost output to 560 hp (412 kW), generating up to 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. The automaker did not yet reveal revised sprint and speed figures for the supercharged version. No details were released about the vehicle's transmission, either.
Perhaps more important than performance on a car like this is its interior. Passengers will sit in a wood and leather cabin with mood lighting, illuminated compartments, and a completely customizable center console. Features available in back include an espresso machine, tea set with instant boiling water, sink, ice box, cigar humidor, and strong box. A sunroof is also on offer as an option. Rear seating is also adjustable, and incorporates small table tops. Up to three touch screen monitors with a high-def audio system is also available.
Keeping passengeers safe was a priority for the company, which led to their use of carbon fiber, Kevlar and a fusing Vinylester resin for the body. They claim this material combines to provide a long-lasting vehicle that may be handed down for generations.
Other features on the vehicle include unequal arm front / multilink rear suspension, with adjustable airbags to "provide comfort and performance." The car uses bi-xenon headlights, LED lighting at the back, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and more. Lane departure, night vision cameras, heads-up display, and active cruise control are all available options.
Production of the Bufori Geneva will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, beginning this June. The hand-built car takes approximately 6,000 working hours to complete. First vehicle delivery should take place before the end of the year.