If you’re squinting your eyes wondering if you’ve seen this car before, then we’ll spare you the brain-racking. This retro-looking luxury car is the Bufori Geneva and it carries that "Geneva" name because it actually made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
More than two years after it first made waves at a major auto show, the Malaysian automaker is bringing the Geneva back for its grand Asian debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
For the re-created model that was built exclusively for Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong, founder of the YTL Corporation, Bufori spared no expense in bringing up the level of luxury. The overall design of the vehicle remains largely unchanged, particularly the retro-classic look that further pays tribute to old luxury courtesy of the rear-hinged coach doors and the carbon and kevlar body. Meanwhile, the interior - with all its leather goodness - of the Geneva carries a high-level of class usually reserved for the Bentley’s and Rolls Royce’s of the world. Check out the built-in fridge at the back, the wooden trays, the ample legroom, and the plush leather treatment as clear signs that the Geneva isn’t just your ordinary sedan.
UPDATE 04/18/2012: This review has been updated with more information and images of the Bufori Geneva.
Find out more about the Bufori Geneva after the jump.
The Bufori Geneva is powered by a 6.1Lt V8 engine with hemispherical cylinders and produces a generous 430hp and 569Nm of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via an adaptive automatic transmission and limited slip differential. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, while top speed goes up to 160mph. The company is also offering a supercharger version that delivers a total of 560hp and 690Nm of torque.
The luxury sedan combines classic design elements such as the long running boards with noticeably modern styling cues such as elegantly integrated bi-xenon headlamps and LED rear lights.
Bufori unveiled the Geneva luxury sedan today at the Geneva Motor Show. The company decided to name the car "Geneva" as an honour to the city it was launched in. Production is scheduled to start in June 2010 with the first units delivered before year end.
Press release after the jump.