(from Bufori Press
Release) BRAND-NEW BUFORI SPORTSCAR TO BE LAUNCHED IN 2010
Race version of the soon-to-be-introduced Bufori CS to prove its
qualities at the Macau GT Cup
Malaysian luxury car
manufacturer BUFORI Motor Car Company (BMCC) is extending its model
range and will soon be launching a new generation of modern
The BUFORI CS, which
stands for “Compact Sports”, is a purist and powerful 2 door coupé.
Unlike previous generations of BUFORI motorcars, the BUFORI CS is
intentionally modern-styled. 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.
The BUFORI CS is expected to be launched in Malaysia at the
beginning of 2010 and more details will be revealed towards the end
of the year.
The BUFORI CS is fully
designed and developed by BMCC in Malaysia. It was recently decided
that BUFORI wanted to have a race version of the car, in order to
prove the vehicles capabilities and performance under extreme
conditions and directly apply proven racing technology to the on
going development of the road car.
This lead to the
creation of the newly established BMS (BUFORI MOTOR SPORTS), which
is the motorsport division of BUFORI. Through the collaboration with
AXLE MOTORSPORT, a company dealing in high-tech motor racing
development, BMS and AXLE MOTORSPORT jointly developed the BUFORI
BMS R1 using a team of Formula One engineers, employing only the
highest quality components and materials.
The BMS AXLE RACING team
will take part in the upcoming 56th Macau Grand Prix (weekend of
19th November 2009) with the BUFORI BMS R1, the race edition of the
all new BUFORI CS.
“After two years of hard
work in designing and developing our new sports car, the BUFORI CS,
we are very proud that a racing version of our car has been
developed and will have its first public appearance at such a
prestigious event as the Macau Grand Prix. We could not have wished
for a better occasion. 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” says Felix Haller, General
Manager Marketing & Operations of BMCC.
“BMS AXLE have followed
a very tight working schedule, in under 10 weeks, to create this
race car, and we are looking forward to being a part of this racing
event and making history with BUFORI, the first Malaysian sportscar
to run at the Macau GT Cup” says Joe Lim, the BMS Team Principal and
Managing Director of Bufori Sales & Marketing (BSM), the global
Distributor of Bufori vehicles. “This race marks the beginning of a
new era for BUFORI. With the BUFORI CS, the company is expanding its
portfolio to purist, modern styled sports cars, with the usual
uncompromised BUFORI quality.” he adds.
BUFORI is the first
Malaysian manufacturer to participate at the Macau GT Grand Prix.
The Guia Circuit of Macau is a street circuit with a combination of
fast straights and tight corners. It is recognised as one of the
most challenging and demanding circuits in the world.
About the BUFORI CS
The BUFORI CS marks the
beginning of a new era for BMCC.
Unlike previous BUFORI
models, the design of the BUFORI CS is intentionally modern,
boasting elegant flowing lines and subtly pronounced fenders. Four
circular LED rear lights give an additional sporty dimension to the
overall, timeless elegant body.
The monocoque body is
made of ultra-light and rigid reinforced Carbon Fiber & Kevlar and
lies on a space frame chassis.
The unequal upper and
lower arm front and rear suspension with coil over shocks are fully
adjustable and provide excellent road holding.
The BUFORI CS is fitted
with a front mounted 4 cylinder 2.0L turbo–charged high performance
engine that delivers effortless power and offers an exhilarating
The BUFORI BMS R1, the
race edition of the BUFORI CS, which is homologated to FIA GT3
requirements, was jointly developed by BMS & AXLE using a team of
experienced Formula One engineers, employing only the highest
quality components and materials. Besides building a competitive
race car, the focus was put on producing an extremely light vehicle,
with a very favourable power to weight ratio.