People with $1 million or more to invest; the high net worth individuals ‘HNWI’ are now popping rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region, which is now reportedly home to a community of almost 3.37 million HNWI’s, is actually surpassing North Americans for the first time. And, now these newly-minted multi-millionaires and billionaires from Asia are splurging heavily on the luxury hand-crafted Bufori cars, leaving the Malaysian car-maker to struggle to keep up with the demand. Rapidly becoming a next status symbol in China and the Middle East, the brand’s exclusive hand-crafted, customized luxury car that takes anywhere from 3,500 to 9,000 man hours to assemble, comes in the classic design of the 1930’s, and incorporates state-of-the-art technology with uncompromised safety, performance and luxurious finishing. Speaking about the interests of Asian buyer's, we have earlier seen that Chinese wealthy loves flashy cars, ranging from gas-guzzling SUV's, to bespoke coupe's that are as luxurious as it can get.
Described to be very labor-intensive and dependent on people, Bufori cars ‘timeless classics’ which costs anywhere between $150,000 and $350,000, comes equipped with bespoke touches at the buyer’s request, ranging from pearl studded interiors to built-in vaults.
Interestingly, one of the Bufori owner, a Malaysian green technology entrepreneur and tea connoisseur eHong Tan got a team-making and aromatherapy features fitted in her vehicle, enabling her to make and drink tea while she’s travelling.
Speaking about the carmaker; Bufori’s founder and managing director first started the company in native Australia back in 1987, but later decided to move to Malaysia in the early 90s when demand from the region began to jump.
And, in the last three years, the orders for Buforis have steadily risen by 15-20 percent each year.
Luxury Saloon: The Bufori Geneva
Combining state-of-the-art technology with a beautifully proportioned body that exhibit style and presence, the graceful, fast and comfortable Bufori Geneva features classic design elements such as the long running boards, along with ultra-modern styling cues such as bi-xenon headlamps and LED rear lights.
Powered by a thoroughbred 6.4-litre V8 engine, the Bufori Geneva delivers an impressive power of 470hp and torque of 630Nm.
Also, we have earlier seen the 2006 Bufori MK III La Joya, which is a two-seater coupe powered by V6, EFI, quad cam water-cooled engine, besides the Bufori La Joya, which is one of the world's most expensive car.