There used to be a time when building a high speed car or a Supercar for that matter required lot of expertise and funds, and only big manufacturers could afford such operations. But for the past couple of years, a relatively unknown and small manufacturers have started building these exotic machines and they are quite successful at it too. One such recent entrant is the Puritalia's 427 roadster, which was revealed in its production avatar for the very first time in Milan recently.
Puritalia is a sports car startup based in Napoli, Italy, and the 427, its first model, will be hand-built using traditional Italian coach building methods. The name is based on the fact that only 427 of such cars will be ever made. Puritalia claims a weight of just 1260 kg, thanks to an all aluminium lightweight chassis structure with carbon fibre panels attached.
The Puritalia 427 will be powered by a Ford Motor Company sourced 5.0 litre V8 engine capable of delivering a peak 445 hp and 530 Nm of torque in standard trim. An optional addition of Supercharger can be made, which will increase the output figures to 605 hp and 580 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels only, via a six-speed manual transmission and standard limited-slip differential (multiple final ratios are offered).
Puritalia says that the expected launch of the car can be somewhere around 2016 and 35 of the 427 total units will be coined as special 'launch edition' version. The car is expected to be priced at $220,000 and is currently waiting to get regulatory approval for the car in Europe as well as presentations at auto shows in other potential markets such as the Middle East and the U.S is undergoing.