Role in the film
Bruno is a dark-haired, mustached German driver with experience in the "European Racing Circuit". His car is a powerful Porsche 917 clone painted in the colors of the German national flag, and bearing the number 17. He is deemed to be a formidable contender prior to and during the race.
- In fact, as referred in the movie, the kit car is a Lazer 917 GT coupé with numerous components including the engine and chassis from the Beetle.
- Bruno's last word "Schwein" after being beaten by Herbie is the German word for "Pig" or "Swine".