The company took the wraps off its hybrid sports car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and to say the car turned a few heads would be a massive understatement.
Due to the costs involved in developing a high-performance hybrid, it’s not very often that we see them from small car manufacturers, but that’s exactly what Puritalia has done with the Berlinetta. Powering the sports car is a 5.0-liter V8 with 730 HP that has been paired with an arial flux electric motor on the rear axle that provides an additional 212 hp and 272 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque, resulting in a total of 951 HP and 920 lb-ft (1248 Nm) of torque.
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The Berlinetta also features a seven-speed transmission with paddle shifters and, according to Puritalia, can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a rapid 2.9 seconds and max out at 208 mph (335 km/h). The car can also be driven in all-electric mode for up to 12.4 miles (20 km).
Autocar reports that alongside premiering the Berlinetta at Salon Privé, the car manufacturer will announce its plans to sell the vehicle in right-hand drive markets such as the UK and Australia.
“We are thrilled to present our Berlinetta for the first time in the UK at this year’s Salon Privé,” chief executive and founder of Puritalia Paolo Parente said. “The huge interest we have received from the UK proves how much the British motor culture still appreciates traditional skills and craftsmanship, where Italian cars, just like the British ones, are second to none.”