Car quick pick



My car fleet

No cars selected
Puma logo

Puma - all models

Series: GT, GTB, GTE, Mini

Sort by: Year  Model  Displacement  Power  Weight 

units: metric UK US

About Puma

Puma was a Brazilian specialist car manufacturer which built cars from 1967 until roughly 1997. High import tariffs effectively closed Brazil during much of this period to foreign-built cars, and the vehicles available to the average Brazilian were limited either to those built locally by foreign manufacturers such as Volkswagen and General Motors (which established Brazilian manufacturing plants) and the products of local companies.

The origin of what was to become the Puma was the DKW-Malzoni, built by Rino Malzoni of Matão in São Paulo state from around 1964. Malzoni was a keen auto racer and began building his own competition cars based around a DKW straight-3 two-stroke engine with a light, fiberglass-skinned bodyshell. The cars began to sell in quantities larger than he himself could build, and Malzoni founded a company with a group of other auto enthusiasts. Production was at first approximately 35 cars a year, but this increased to more than a hundred within a couple of years.

1967 saw DKW bought out by Volkswagen, and the Brazilian production of DKWs ceased. With no DKW engine available, a new car was designed based around the rear-engined, air-cooled Volkswagen Karmann Ghia sold in Brazil. The car was named the Puma (the company was likewise renamed) and it sold relatively well for a specialist sports car.

A convertible version, the Spyder, was added sometime around 1970, and cars began to be exported at that time to other South American countries, North America and Europe. Many of the exported vehicles were kit cars - substantially complete bodyshells, but lacking engine, transmission, axles, wheels and other mechanical parts. All cars sold in Brazil were complete.

Another model, the Puma GTB, used a front-mounted Chevrolet straight-6; this model was not exported.

Read more...

2-door
2-seat
S3   1.0L      M-4
44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp  88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft
   

Puma GT (1968)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 3-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 981 cm3 / 59.9 cu in / 59.9 cu in, 44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

2-door
2+2-seat
S6 12v 4.1L OHV M-4
125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp  319.0 N·m / 235.3 lb·ft / 235.3 lb·ft
   

Puma GTB (1979)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4071 cm3 / 248.4 cu in / 248.4 cu in, 125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 319.0 N·m / 235.3 lb·ft / 235.3 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 198 km/h / 123 mph / 123 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
F4 8v 1.6L OHV M-4
52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp  120.0 N·m / 88.5 lb·ft / 88.5 lb·ft
   

Puma GTE 1600 (1970)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, 120.0 N·m / 88.5 lb·ft / 88.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
F2 4v 0.7L OHV M-4
22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp  58.0 N·m / 42.8 lb·ft / 42.8 lb·ft
   

Puma Mini (1977)

2-door 2-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 747 cm3 / 45.6 cu in / 45.6 cu in, 22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 58.0 N·m / 42.8 lb·ft / 42.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph top speed

Infobox

Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

(...)

Read more...

 
TOPlist