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Sunday, April 25, 2021

A modern Italian Shelby Cobra-inspired roadster

For those of you true automotive enthusiasts, of course you are familiar with the Shelby Cobra, a legendary classic American sports car made by Caroll Shelby in the 1960s. The car also is known as one of the most favorite iconic sports cars in the United States to this day.
2015 Puritilia 427 Roadster dubbed as 'Shelby Cobra of Italy' designed by Fabio Ferrante. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
However, what if the Shelby Cobra was designed by an Italian designer? Well, a few years ago, a Napoli-based company called Puritalia Automobili introduced a production version of a sports car was named Puritalia 427, and dubbed as the "Shelby Cobra of Italy."
2015 Puritilia 427 Roadster is a powerful and lightweight two-seater roadster that updates the prestigious past and aims to enhance the pure thrill of road driving. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Puritalia Automobili itself was founded in 2011 by Paolo Parenta with the aim of designing and producing a limited series sports car, based on typical Italian designs and strictly handcrafted with quality craftsmanship and engineering.

And the latest car model coming from the Italian manufacturer is the Puritalia Berlinetta, an Italian hybrid 951 hp supercar with a sexy body has been debuted and shown off the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.
2015 Puritilia 427 Roadster dasboard featured with a modern tastes and adorned by an Italian's distinctive style touches. (Picture from: SocialDesignMagazine)
Well, the Puritalia 427 roadster was designed by a young Italian designer named Fabio Ferrante, and as we mentioned earlier that the roofless sports car was inspired by the famous American roadster of the 60s, the Shelby Cobra is redesigned into a modern tastes and adorned by an Italian's distinctive style touches.
2015 Puritalia 427 Roadster has two heavilly bucket seats covered by black genuine leather. (Picture from: SocialDesignMagazine)
The roofless sports car had officially introduced to the public for the first time at a private event in December, 2014. And the name of '427' which it carries is an illustration of its Ford V8 engine has 427 cubic inches in dimensions with a 5 liters of capacity.

And the consumers are given 2 drivetrain options, ie the naturally aspirated version of the V8 5.0-liter engine can be spew power of 445 hp, while the supercharged version of 605 hp. The engine is then mated to a 6-speed manual transmission system, with the help of a twin-disc hydraulic clutch and a limited slip differential, sending power to drive its rear wheels which is also equipped with an independent suspension.
2015 Puritilia 427 Roadster powered by a V8 5.0-liter naturally aspirated Ford engine able to spew 445 hp, while the supercharged version of 605 hp and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
A powerful and lightweight two-seater roadster that updates the prestigious past and aims to enhance the pure thrill of road driving. By staring at a glance the appearance of the Italian-designed 'Shelby Cobra' car, besides having a light weight, does look very bold, sporty, and what is the best of all is its performance while driving on the streets like an American roadster.
Then the production of the roadster weighing of 1,090 kg will be strictly limited to 427 units only, of which 250 units are aimed specifically for the European market with prices starting from € 180 thousand for the standard variant. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION | SOCIALDESIGNMAGAZINE | TOPSPEED ]
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