Puritalia 427 – The Shelby Cobra Tribute

Posted on 9 January, 2014

Puritalia has announced their 427 model, which is a tribute to the legendary Shelby Cobra. The sports car will be offered with naturally aspirated or supercharged V8 engine.

It is hard to compare anything with Shelby Cobra, but Puritalia 427 is exceptional. It is 4,350mm long, 1,952mm wide, 1,255mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. The curb weight is just 1,090 kg (2,403 lbs) and the balance distribution is perfect – 50/50.

The power is coming from a naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 – 445HP (327 kW) and 530Nm (393 lb-ft) of torque or a supercharged version of the same engine with whopping 605HP (445 kW) and 640Nm (474 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and sends the power to the rear wheels through an LSD (limited slip differential).

The front brakes include Brembo 380mm/32 6-piston calipers and the rear – Brembo 345mm/28 4 piston calipers.

The front wheels are fitted with 275/35 R19 tires and the rear with 335/30 R20.

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: 1,090 kg (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 at 6,500RPM and 530Nm at 4,250RPM Supercharged: 605HP at 7,000 RPM – 640Nm at 4,500 RPM
Rear wheel drive – 6-speed 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