Zola Budd, G-String, Dolphin: These cars have strange nicknames in South Africa

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Shafiq Mortan
Shafiq Mortan
Shafiq Mortan

BMW's 'Gusheshe' E30 and Volkswagen's 'CaraCara' Microbus are some of the most famous local names and even has hip-hop songs named after it.

There's a Corolla model known as the 'Strykyster' (an iron) and another known as a 'Kentucky Rounder'. And while we're talking about Toyota, the Hi-Ace minibus or taxi was fondly referred to as 'Zola Budd'.

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