Puritalia Berlinetta Is a 965 Horsepower Italian Land Rocket


Puritalia Berlinetta
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Beauty and Power Go Well Together

The Geneva Motor Show has been full of crazy supercars and sports cars. Ferrari, Italdesign, Pininfarina, and Lamborghini might be bigger names that Puritalia, but that doesn’t mean the company’s Berlinetta should be overlooked. It’s just as sleek, sexy, and as Italian as any of the others.

The car features a beautiful body obviously influenced heavily from the Puritalia 427 roadster that broke cover a while back. The Berlinetta is arguably the more beautiful of the two cars, though. It’s sleek and takes cues from other popular, beautiful coupes. Pair the styling with a carbon and aluminum chassis and a 50:50 weight distribution with the super powerful hybrid powertrain and you have a recipe for one of the best sports cars out there.

The Puritalia Berlinetta comes with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 up front paired with an electric motor. It’s a hybrid system that produces a whopping 965 hp and 920 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain connects to a seven-speed sequential gearbox that pushes all the power to the rear wheels.

With the powertrain and transmission combo, Puritailia is looking at a 2.7-second 0 to 62 mph time and a top speed of 208 mph. An artificial intelligence system manages the electronics, vehicle dynamics, and power. Puritalia will build only 150 of its Berlinetta. The price for the model is set at $627,000.