This camera has been available for roughly three years and is a slightly modified/rebadged version of the Cosina Voigtlander Bessa-R2.
It has a mechanical shutter, a Leica M mount with a different body covering and paint scheme. Operation is identical to the R2.
The 40mm Sonnar is a sweet little lens although not the first choice if you're a speed freak. Nice color rendition and very sharp. Focusing the lens is accomplished via a tab.
The lens is surprisingly heavy, probably uses lots of brass and steel.
I haven't used the 80mm, although I've read some nice things about it.