Puritalia 427 supercar: Shelby Cobra inspired roadster (Photos)
Italy based, custom car manufacturer, Puritalia has revealed their new supercar inspired by the legendary 1965 Shelby Cobra. Puritalia 427 is a lightweight and powerful two seater supercar designed to offer the best driving experience where comfort and performance is concerned.
Puritalia Shelby Cobra 427 is 171.259” in length, 76.850” wide and 49.409” tall. It weighs 2403 lbs and has a body of composite and carbon fiber while chassis is all aluminum semi monocoque with chromoly steel tubular sub frames.
It has a front mounted V8 5.0 liter 32 V DOHC Ti-VCT engine offering 445 hp at 6500 rpm and 530 Nm torque at 4250 rpm while the super charged engine will offer 605 hp at 7000 rpm and 640 Nm torque at 4500 rpm. The 427 is sturdy in looks and dependable in performance thanks to fully independent suspension, adjustable shock and sway bars. Also seen in the 2012 version will be six piston Brembo brakes with 15” discs in front and four piston clamps and 13.5” rotors at the rear.
Paolo Parente, Founder Puritalia, says, “We decided to design and engineer the 427 simply because a similar car doesn’t exist. It is unique in design, in style, and most importantly in the way we build it. As in the past, simplicity was the idea behind the development of the true 2-seat sports car leaving exotic and extreme solutions out of the equation. The constant research of simplicity is the 427 refinement. 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.”
Puritalia says, “Puritalia Automobili builds exclusive Italian sport cars designed for purist drivers and car enthusiasts. Our cars are handmade in limited series, leveraging Italian traditional craftsmanship skills. We follow a bespoke customer-centric approach. Our Customer is actively involved in the specification and building process of the car. A truly unique piece of art that is a clear expression of your personality and taste.”
Specs of Puritalia 427
L.171.259 in – W.76.850 in – H.49.409 in
Front Track 62.598 in – Rear Track 62.992 in
Wheelbase: 102.401 in – Weight: ~ 2403 Lbs (50/50)
Aluminum semi-monocoque with Chromoly steel tubular subframes.
Roadster 2 seats – composite and carbon fiber body panels
Front mounted V8 5.0L 32V DOHC Ti-VCT
Aspirated: 445Hp @ 6500rpm – 530Nm @ 4250rpm
Supercharged: 605Hp @ 7000rpm – 640Nm @ 4500rpm
Rear wheel drive – 6 speeds manual transmission – Twin disc hydraulic clutch – Limited Slip Differential – Aluminum driveshaft
Four-wheel Independent – Unequal length double wishbones with anti-dive and anti-squat geometry – two-way adjustable mono-tube shock absorbers
adjustable stabilizer bars
Hydraulically powered brake booster
Front: Brembo 380mm/32 6 pistons
Rear: Brembo 345mm/28 4 pistons
Pirelli Pzero – Front: 275/35R19 – Rear: 335/30R20