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The Puma GT was a Brazilian sports car manufactured in Brazil in the 60's and currently manufactured in South Africa and was the first model to be produced with the Puma brand. In its initial period of production in 1967 using a chassis and drivetrain of the DKW brand, for this reason the first Cougars were later known as Puma DKW. Puma Vehicles & Motors Ltd. Produced about 170 of these cars, and established a concept that was used in 1985: designing and manufacturing fiberglass body, this body mount on drive vehicle platform with modified engine and suspension for better performance and aggregate compatible with a proposed sports car finish. This concept, in addition to keeping the car in production for 20 years, has enabled the creation of a Brazilian manufacturer of automobiles and trucks. With the end of the activities of Vemag, Puma GT now has Karmann Ghia chassis and drivetrain Volkswagen since 1968. This second version of the Puma GT version 1500, known as P2, was manufactured between March 1968 and 1970, also with engine and suspension modified for better performance and a more modern completely redesigned bodywork. Had as its inspiration the Lamborghini Miura. This model opened the general lines of "puminhas" which were maintained until the end of its production in 1995. Currently Puma GT designation is often mistakenly applied to all VW mechanical Pumas the "Puminhas". The second generation Pumas GT and the first GTE are called Shark Puma.

HistoryEdit

  • In 1966 Puma GT(DKW), based on Malzoni GT with aesthetic touches and improved overall quality emerged. 
  • In 1968, The body was completely redesigned, was called P2 (project 2), the Karmann Ghia 1500 platform replaces DKW platform, whose manufacturing was discontinued after the acquisition by Volkswagen of DKW
  • In 1970, the Puma GT is replaced by Puma GTE.

Basic Technical SheetEdit

DKW (1967)Edit

  • Max speed: about 145 km / h 
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km / h: 18.8 
  • Weight: between 890 and 900 pounds. 
  • Rates 4 speed on the floor. 

Motor Edit

  • Four-stroke, 3 cylinder, automatic lubrication (oil mix dispensing gasoline) 
  • 981 cm ³ 
  • Power 50 bhp at 4,500 rpm 

Body Edit

  • Length: 3.99 m; 
  • width 1.60 m; 
  • height 1.20 m. 
  • Material: Fibreglass. 

P2 (1968-1970)Edit

  • Max speed: about 150 km / h 
  • Weight: between 640 kg. 

Motor  Edit

  • four-stroke, 4-cylinder opposed, air-cooled, 
  • 1493 cm ³ 
  • Power 60 hp (44KW) at 4,400 rpm 

BodyEdit

  • Length: 3.96 m 
  • Width: 1.58 m 
  • Height: 1.16 m 
  • Wheelbase: 2.15 m 
  • Material: Fibreglass.

Production Puma GT (Brazil) Edit

Model Units manufactured
DKW Puma GT 135
GT 1500 423

See AlsoEdit

Puma Automovel List of Brazilian Automobiles Automobile

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