That Time Muhammad Ali Bought a FAILING Carmaker

Avaldati 24 mai 2021
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What do you get when you mix a Brazilian sportscar maker, a legendary boxer, and a plan to sell 400 exclusive drop tops? You get one of the strangest stories we’ve ever told on this show! This is the wild saga of the Puma Al Fassi. It floats like a butterfly, stings like a…nvm. You get it.

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  • Fitted with a Porsche engine ..hmmm a boxer engine , that fits pretty well

  • A Puma come cu de gringo

  • If you think the Puma is cool (and it really is) wait until you search about the Talking car Miura. Brazil has a surprisingly interesting automotive history, I recommend you check us out more, you guys won't regret it!

  • I didn't know puma was a big thing here in Brazil, I see some of those once in a while.

  • Sei que vc, sim, vc Brasileiro, também só ouvia Muhamed Alface...kkk

  • Shout out from a Brazillian Sub!

  • the only part where I not sure is , the rebirth in South Africa, I pretty sure they restart the project in Brasil.

  • HUE

  • Iiiiiih que isso mané tá de tiração com minha cara

  • Should do an athletes best collection list... then you could also do one covering racing legends and their normal/exotic/ridiculous rides...

  • Bro I'm from SA buh ion even know the Pima car lol🤣

  • Every time they bring up Saudi I get excited my country is being mentioned

  • Cool, investing. I get why Ali, invested, it's a beautiful looking car, like the Maxda and the Jaguar from the 70's God bless, Revelation 21:4

  • Donut Media: puts a Brazilian flag... Brazilians: meeeeeeeeenggoooooooo!!!!!!

  • As a Brazilian I fell honored to have a episode on wheelhouse dedicated to our automotive history. Please make an episode on Gurgel, this dude was a visionary! Thanks dudes!

  • that picture really is in every classroom thats so accurate lmao 😂

  • where is the Gurgel in the story?

  • Am I tripping or are animations particularly good in this video?

  • lol the picture you guys got for araucária veículos is from a random dealership in paraná

  • Donut falando da Puma, nunca imaginei que veria isso kkkk Cadê os BR?

  • Opa, you just said Brazil?

  • If you put Brazil in the title, you'd get soooo much more views

  • I have one puma gts 76. Wheeee.

  • Do a detailed documantary about TATA motors of India.

  • How about dina motors from Mexico

  • I love his voice

  • Muhammad ali❤️❤️❤️

  • Been brazilian and having a video about our cars here is amazing. But, as we like memes, I can't handle with Al Fassi (is lettuce in Portuguese)

  • Brasilian car history has some pretty interesting things

  • How the host pronounces “puma” 😂😂😂

  • Bruh

  • quem vai fazer a legenda em PT BR pra eu poder mandar esse video pro meu veio!! kkk Mo preguica

  • Oh no mention of the Puma GTB and Puma AMV?

  • Who's Moohammed ali

  • 𝙎𝙊 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙎𝘼𝙄𝘿 𝘽𝙍𝘼𝙕𝙄𝙇??? you sumoned us 𝗛𝗨𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗔 𝗕𝗔𝗕𝗬

  • Fun fact: Al Fassi is the right pronunciation for the lettuce in Portuguese

  • That’s gold car look sick I would bought one of those.

  • Ol "shake" al fassi seemed like a crazy guy to hang out with. Haha

  • O país dos memes!

  • yeah, that ending is totally incorrect. puma is still in brazil, and you showed the brazilian prototype. gj on reasearching...

  • Ali was a pos person, I found this one hard to watch

  • Bruh, so many mistakes in one video.... This is so badly researched... Subscription stopped.

  • Curiosity: "Al fasi" in portuguese sounds exactly like "Alface", that means lettuce!

  • yo the zoom and enhance into that DKW at 2:38 is underrated

  • Ford had an assembly factory in Brazil a hundred years ago? I don't think that's factual. Ford built a rubber plantation and named it 'Fordlandia' so they could produce their own tires but it was a dismal failure.

  • As a brazilian pumas are sick up to this day 😍

  • Al Fasse sounds like lettuce in portuguese. Oh, and aqui é Brasil, porra, by the way.

  • This was a neat video

  • Have you heard about a genuine brazilian company called Gurgel?


  • So... that's mean there is a 400 to 1440 car in Saudi Arabia that is very rare ???

  • Do a story on all the times entrepreneurs tried to start car production in Norway, the most famous one is Think which had production help from Porche. And another one is Mustad built in 1917, with six wheels and It also had headlights that followed the right and left wheel movements in the front.

  • I Still waiting for a Up to speed of Fangio.

  • Talk about Fangio

  • please make a video of Gurgel we would be very happy

  • I know this is completely off topic but just so you guys know the army used y’all’s videos to teach new mechanics car stuff that’s how dope y’all are

  • nothing better to represent brazil than a fail!

  • The Holden commodore was going to be exported to LHD countries using the Saab 2.3L engine as it was all under GM

  • Your pronunciation isn't bad. Good video!

  • I get so happy when my country is cited in something. AEEEE BRASIL OBRIGADO.

  • Content suggestion: Jeepneys in the Philippines ft. American G.I

  • Puma Alface : Puma Lettuce

  • Almost at the end

  • Hey mr donut editor you also forget to add the gun reloading sound in the end of the video

  • Clay bay fake the ta that got taken for a long ride at least he didn't try and safe a car company by selling cocaine

  • Stimulating the economy by tariffing imports. What a novel concept….


  • id buy it

  • Absolutely awesome information- wow

  • Nolan the whitest kid you'll know

  • Great story! Please, do the same with Gurgel and Amazonas.

  • Well I just made yourself work for a few decades, there are lots of attempts of car brands around the world, here in Portugal the most famous was the UMM. The legend says that UMM Alter chassis was the toughest in the market and went on to inspire a generation of Nissan Patrol... Anyway it was a cool off road vehicle that made a bright presence in the Dakar rally...

  • Pyuma, not pooma

  • Wait! Where is James' country song ad?

  • As a Brazilian it's really funny to hear him saying brazilian words with the american accent haha!!

  • 3:21 wow you butchered the shit out of that name lol

  • That new puma looks like the Coil electric car from GTA V

  • Some should have given Nolan a quick Portuguese lesson😂😂😂 I give him probs for trying with the pronunciation tho.

  • It's such a shame EEclone removed community subtitles. I really wanted to to translate it to Portuguese to show the video to my father and my uncle who had a Puma GT

  • South Africa we make that?

  • rich man from Malaysia bought lamboghini

  • You should talking about the Dominican guy that built a car outta straight wood or the Dominican that made his own f1 car in Dominican Republic

  • 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • The 50s when every rich guy was a racing driver in their own right

  • I was a passenger in a Puma GT in my early teens in Canada. It was a lot like an Opel GT (pretty common in BC).

  • How about the Greek Pony cars?

  • overrated

  • Well after seeing this I think the convertible special is a wreck on my city

  • Civil rights activist? You mean guy who called for lynching interracial couples?

  • Amazing video! The only mistake is that there are now two Pumas. One is the South African Puma, that making this Dakar prototype like vehicle, and the other is the Brazilian one, that is making the Luminari and other small sports cars.

  • Donut needs more Up to Speed Videos. Nolan should do a parody

  • Adding all of that stuff to the Puma shell wasn’t a big deal. These are VW Type 1s we’re talking about: most of the mechanical parts are attached to the chassis (or as the ethusiasts call it, floorpan or pan), while the body shell is a separate piece. That’s part of the reason that there were so many European coachbuilders who built cars on these chassis after the war (including Karmann themselves) and so many kit cars have been based on it over the years. All a Puma owner would have to do is find a donor Ghia, get it running if it wasn’t already, unbolt the Ghia shell, and attach the Puma shell. It’s actually possible to run a Type 1 chassis with no body attached to it (which quite a few people did before the Manx-type was invented), that’s how modular the design is.

  • São Paulo é a cidade melhora. ✌🇺🇸🇧🇷

  • Como o brasileirinho eh carente... e ainda querem vídeos sobre as carroças que tentamos produzir!!! PQP!!! kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • 1:55 this is the reason Mazda’s aren’t sold in Brazil.

  • A lot of mistakes: just can't believe, this is sub-standard compared to other Donut productions. Greetings from Brazil.

  • This is an Up to Speed, does James know lol

  • Mike Mazowski in his sick Briggs and Stratton Hybrid. FIFY

  • das pistas nascemos e nas pistas voltaremos

  • I wonder if they'll touch up on region locked cars In my country, Toyota Kijangs are EVERYWHERE