WELCOME TO PUMA SPORTS CARS
you appreciate and enjoy good sports cars, you probably recall the
first time you drove a Porsche. It might have been in the late Fifties
or early Sixties, perhaps a 1500 or 1600 coupe. You remember how
much character it had, how honest it was. Its solidity, its agile
handling, its long-legged gait and its amazing comfort showed it
had been made by men who love automobiles. Porsches
today are another order of magnitude more complex, more elaborate
and more costly than the models of the last generation from Zuffenhausen.
But there is an automobile in production now that's a technical
twin to a 1961 Porsche 1600, in almost every important specification.
There are only two big differences: Brazil's swinging new Puma GT
1600 is 7 and a half inches lower than the Porsche and weighs 500
pounds less. One other difference: Instead of looking like a well-used
cake of soap the Puma has somehow captured the crispness of the
Lamborghini Miura and the aggressiveness of the Ferrari GTB. When
you first see the Puma, a normal car built on a normal chassis by
(perhaps not quite) normal men, you think: "This is incredible. If
this can be achieved, with such logic and beauty, and in a car tooled
for very simple production, how come there are so many ugly-looking
sports cars in the world?" Not that it has been easy to come
this far, for Puma. Brazil's native automobile industry is only
a child, a scant dozen years old, and while it is capable of doing
many things it has not yet needed to strive for the detail excellence
that a fine sports car requires.
handsome car has been brought into being by talent, persistence,
ability and good luck.
News By: Gugulakhe Masango
Johannesburg - Businessman Cyril Ramaphosa has bought a half stake in Puma Sports Cars SA - a small company that builds a fibreglass bodied, two-seater sports coupe known as the Puma.
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