Bufori is one of those odd little manufacturers which has somehow managed to survive and prosper in an environment littered with the carcasses of bankrupt, stillborn or struggling small volume car makers.
Quite how it’s managed this feat is a mystery. Although the main advantages it has over the competition is a unique sense of old-world style which is difficult to find from other makers, and the fact it’s one of the few low volume car producers to be located in the far east – Malaysia to be exact (also home of Lotus’ parent company Proton).
The Bufori Geneva was named after the Geneva Motor Show where it was unveiled in 2010. The Geneva model draws heavily on the company’s other offerings like the La Joya and CS for styling inspiration. Except whereas the La Joya and CS are more geared towards sports and touring duties, the Geneva is an opulent limousine.
Aside from the rather unpleasant moustache-like grille and triple headlight arrangement which looks like an afterthought, the Bufori Geneva is quite a nice looking vehicle. It would certainly stand out from the myriad of BMWs, Audis and Mercs which litter most executive parking spaces!
The interior is equipped with all the features which luxury car buyers expect. The rear-hinged coach doors make for elegant and easy entry and exit. The rear passengers are met with individual fully adjustable lounge seating with integrated tables for comfort and convenience. The rear center console can be customized with a range of different amenities to suit the buyer. Some of the unique features include a fine tea set with instant boiling water and sink, an Espresso coffee maker or even an ice box. An integrated cool box & mini bar for champagne and glasses, a safe compartment for valuables or a cigar humidor are also available!
A state-of-the-art and comprehensive multimedia system provides high-definition surround sound and a choice of 1, 2 or 3 touch screen monitors.
The Bufori Geneva is constructed using a combination of stainless steel for the chassis and frame and carbon/Kevlar for the bodywork and passenger compartment.
|Year (of specifications)||2010|
|Engine||6.1 litre V8 (supercharger optional)|
|Max speed||162 mph|
|0-60||under 6 seconds|
|Horsepower||430 hp (560 hp with supercharger)|
Powering the Bufori Geneva is a 6.1 litre V8 which comes in naturally aspirated and supercharged flavors. The base model produces 430 hp which the supercharged version pumps out 560 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a adaptive automatic transmission and limited slip differential. By: diseno-art