Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bufori Plans To Launch Sportscar Next Year



KUALA LUMPUR,- Malaysian luxury car manufacturer Bufori Motor Car Company (BMCC) is extending its model range and plans to launch a new generation of modern sportscars.

The Bufori CS, which stands for "Compact Sports", is a powerful two-door coupe, according to the company.

The sportscar is expected to be launched at the beginning of 2010 and more details will be revealed towards end of this year, it said in a statement Thursday.

Unlike previous generations of Bufori motorcars, the Bufori CS is intentionally modern-styled, BMCC said.

Powered by a 2.0L turbo-charged engine, the sportscar will feature a lightweight composite body and offer the typical Bufori craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality, it said.

The Bufori CS is fully designed and developed by BMCC in Malaysia, the company added.

Bufori said it wanted to have a race version of its road car, in order to prove the vehicle's capabilities and performance under extreme conditions and directly applying proven racing technology to ongoing development.

This led to the creation of the newly established BMS (Bufori Motor Sports), which is the motorsport division of Bufori.

BMS in collaboration with Axle Motorsport, a company dealing in high-tech motor racing development, has developed the Bufori BMS R1 using a team of Formula One engineers, employing quality components and materials.

The BMS Axle racing team will take part in the 56th Macau GT Grand Prix on Nov 19 with the Bufori BMS R1, the race edition of the Bufori CS.

"After two years of hard work in designing and developing our new sports car, we are very proud that a racing version has been developed and will have its first public appearance at such a prestigious event like the Macau Grand Prix," said BMCC general manager, marketing and operations, Felix Haller.

"Our intention is to transfer the racing technology to the road version of the Bufori CS and bring in all the qualities for which Bufori is renowned," he said.

source: bernama