1981→1989 Puma GTI


1981→1989 Puma GTI

1981→1989 Puma GTI

In 1981, seeking to increase sales, Puma redraws GTE and GTS models, who receive new bumpers and new lights surrounding. A new name: the GTS becomes known as GTC and the coupe GTE turns into GTI. Even like that the sale of new models has not been a success, as the air-cooled mechanics sports in general scope, no longer seduce consumers.
The lack of power these engines generated constraint in the streets and roads, where it could not follow common and cheaper cars. The great virtue of the new line was the new design, following global trends of the season, with regards the form of bumpers and lights.
Even in decline, sales of the GTC continued ahead of the GTI, as had been happening since 1978, with the GTS ahead of GTE.
Production of the GTI ends with 610 units.

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In Detail

submitted by hydrenxz
type Series Production Car
production years 1981 – 1989
body stylist Rino Malzoni
interior designer Rino Malzoni
production 610
engine Flat-4
valvetrain OHV
displacement 1584 cc / 96.660004 in³
compression 7.8000002:1
power 70 kw / 93.900002 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output 59.28 bhp per litre
torque 120.3 nm / 88.699997 ft lbs
body / frame fiberglass
driven wheels RWD
transmission 4-Speed Manual