The early 1970s were an interesting time for car enthusiasts in Brazil. The importation of cars had been banned, leaving those lusting for a sports car with limited options. Sure, there was the locally built-Puma, but it was little more than a kit car with engines sourced from DKW, Volkswagen and General Motors and with production numbers in the hundreds...
Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...
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