The 2016 Puritalia 427 is a sports roadster designed by a new Italian automaker. Its limited production will start in 2016. The car debuted in December 2014 at an event in Milan. What can we expect? Well, to learn more details on its performance and other features, keep reading.
Exterior and Interior Design
While designing the 2016 Puritalia 427 roadster, designers found inspiration in the old Shelby Cobra models, but also gave a bit of its own Italian flavor. The front end features a low oval front grille, curved hood with small air intake, big round headlights, and smaller set of lights on the bumper. We like the design of the extended taillights, they are quite unique. The whole rear end features a more modern design. There are no sharp edges,the whole rear section is rounded. The rear bumper is replaced by a diffuser with two flat exhaust tips. Additional fake exhaust tips can be found in front of the rear wheels.
Inside, the Puritalia 427 2016 will have a classic dashboard with some modern features. Its A/C vents are similar to some vents found in modern Audi vehicles. The leather-covered instrument cluster comes with analog speedometer and tachometer, and small color display between them, and there is also bigger screen in the center stack which is used for info, multimedia and navigation. There are also aluminum and chrome-finished buttons and switches. The sports seats are wrapped in black leather with red stitching.
Engine Range, Performance, Specs
There will be two variants of the Ford-sourced 5.0L V-8 gasoline engine. A naturally aspirated variant can deliver 445 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Puritalia 427 powered by this unit will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 4 seconds. The supercharged variant boosts the performance to 605 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. Estimated 0-to-60 mph time is rated at 3.5 seconds. Top speed has not been revealed, it could be about 180 mph, more or less. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
2016 Puritalia 427 Release Date, Price
The Italian automaker has announced that they will release 35 units as part of the special “Launch Edition” during 2016. They want to make sure that everything runs smoothly. After that, additional 392 examples of the 2016 Puritalia 427 will be built, making it a total of 427 units (thus the name). Its price tag in Europe is said to be about €180,000 without taxes, which is less than $220,000.
We also have learned that the next model will be the Puritalia GTQ, a new hybrid sports car set to be released sometime in 2018. A V-8 engine will be powering the rear wheels, while the front axle will be driven by an electric motor. That’s all we know so far.
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