Puritalia 427 officially unveiled

2013 Puritalia 427 - low res - 02.7.2012
2013 Puritalia 427 - low res - 02.7.2012

Goes on sale in 2013

Italy's Puritalia has officially unveiled their 427 roadster.

Inspired by the 1965 Shelby Cobra, the sports car features a carbon fiber and composite body which rides atop an aluminum and chromoly chassis. Notable styling highlights include an aggressive front fascia, two roll bars and 19- / 20-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires.

Power comes from a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 445 PS (327 kW / 439 hp) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. If that's not enough, the engine can be equipped with a supercharger that enables it to develop 605 PS (445 kW / 597 hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. Regardless of which engine is selected, it is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the rear-wheels via a limited slip differential.

Every car is handmade, so customers are assured "a truly unique piece of art that is a clear expression" of their tastes and personality.

According to founder Paolo Parente, "We decided to design and engineer the 427 simply because a similar car doesn't exist. The result, a powerful car using best in class technologies and materials to enhance and elevate the drivers experience. An exclusive item to own and designed for those (like us) who still love the pleasure of driving their own car and not be driven by it."

Published Jul 3rd, 2012 2:22am By Michael Gauthier

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tvkhaled tvkhaled
Inspired by the 427 Cobra?! One of the most aggressive looking roadsters in history? Don't think so.
Jul 6th, 2012 12:00am
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AhmadSt.HopeBlair-Brown AhmadSt.HopeBlair-Brown
this is a good looking pontiac solstice
Jul 3rd, 2012 10:36pm
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norther norther
yeah i know, quite a bold statement from that guy, isnt it? carmakers struggle for originality these days. i for one understand them, with more and more models coming out every...i dont know, few months. and after all, this isnt ugly, it looks like a "mini cobra"... it's coo`
Jul 3rd, 2012 8:14pm
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adrianflatt adrianflatt
"a similar car doesn't exist" really? I can think of a few sporty roadsters that fit the bill. Also I don't think the rear lights flow well with the round head lights...or the other way around
Jul 3rd, 2012 7:25pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
what sporty roadsters are you thinking about exactly? Maybe the growler e-type but even still that's not the same thing is it?
Jul 3rd, 2012 10:08pm
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