Monday, 9 January 2012

Bufori La Joya

The Bufori La Joya: it's the weird luxury kit car-alike you've never heard of. Looking like a cross between a Beauford and a Panther Kallista, this Malaysian-built car has the classic long-nosed profile of something that should be packing a straight-eight, but in fact the La Joya is powered by a mid-mounted 2.7-litre V6. And while it may look a bit like something your uncle knocked up in his garage with a Cortina chassis and a bucket of fibreglass, it is actually quite advanced; the body is made from a carbon-fibre/Kevlar composite, and sits over a spaceframe chassis. It's got baubles like sequential transmission, traction control, tyre-pressure monitoring and Bluetooth, and each car is hand-built to order. (The Bufori dealer network operates in Malaysia, Russia, Australia, China, the US and the Czech Republic, but they'll take orders from and deliver to anywhere.)
Noteworthy to SuckSqueezeBangBlow is the choice of tail-lights - from a series III Jaguar XJ, no less. Unusual.

Click here to learn more. Of particular interest is the options list: supercharger, 24k gold bonnet emblem, 24k gold instrument bezels, Persian silk carpets or the enigmatic 'precious stones of your choice: diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, etc'.
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