Cruz Besouro is a pit crew chief in Pixar’s ‘Cars 2’ (2011).
You’d think being born and raised in tropical Brazil would make Cruz Besouro the most laid-back crew chief at the WGP. Not true. Although air-cooled, that hasn’t stopped Cruz from being one intense little Beetle. He’s been known to put 100 kilometers on his odometer in one race just by pacing back and forth while he barks instructions in the pits. On the other hand, his driver, Carla Veloso, is pretty used to it, and she always responds with a level head. Cruz may be aggressive, but his technical knowledge of racing makes him the best chief Brazil’s ever known! Pra Caramba!
- Cruz is modeled as a Volkswagen ‘Fusca’.
- His license plate reads FSHBWL, which stands for fishbowl, just like Carlo Maserati, Acer, Tubbs Pacer, Mel Dorado, and Fred Pacer.
- When translated to Portuguese, his name means “Cross Beetle”. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.
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