Just a few days after being filmed firing up and on the move for the very first time, the Puritalia 427 Roadster has been officially revealed a couple of years after the first details about the Italian sports car emerged.
As the images hint, the Puritalia 427 Roadster takes inspiration from classic muscle cars of the 1960’s like the Shelby Cobra but features a characteristically Italian exterior and interior design. As a result, it looks like nothing else on the roads. The front end is most noteworthy for the gaping wide front grille, round headlights, LED daytime running lights and the bonnet mounted air intake. From the sides, the original display car sits on a set of silver HRE wheels and includes sharp lines and shark gills on the front quarter panels.
Impressively, the Puritalia 427 Roadster features a complete carbon fibre body as well as a perfect 50/50 front-rear weight distribution. Two different variations of the Puritalia 427 are available. The first makes use of a naturally-aspirated Ford-sourced, 5.0-litre V8 engine with 32 valves and delivering 445 hp at 6500 rpm and 530 Nm of torque at 4250 rpm.
A second, more powerful version is also available with it making use of the same engine but now with a supercharger lifting power to 605 hp at 7000 rpm and 640 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard driving the rear wheels.
Other key mechanical components featured on the Puritalia 427 Roadster include a twin-disc hydraulic clutch, limited slip differential, Bilstein two-way adjustable shocks, Eibach springs and thick front and rear sway bars. Braking performance is provided by 6-piston Brembo brakes at the front with 380 mm discs while 6-pot calipers are found at the rear clamping down on 345 mm discs. Rubber comes in the form of Pirelli P-Zero tyres measuring a wide 275/35R19 at the front and 335/30R20 at the rear.