Puritalia Unveils The Custom-Made, 965hp Super-Hybrid Berlinetta at Geneva

Puritalia Unveils The Custom-Made, 965hp Super-Hybrid Berlinetta at Geneva

Only 150 will be made for demanding car enthusiasts who want the experience of having their unique car built to their specifications. Puritalia Automobili, the custom-made, handcrafted, high-tech Italian sports car maker, presents its new car, the Berlinetta: a super-hybrid 965 hp, total carbon fiber body fuoriserie at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. Puritalia

Only 150 will be made for demanding car enthusiasts who want the experience of having their unique car built to their specifications. Puritalia Automobili, the custom-made, handcrafted, high-tech Italian sports car maker, presents its new car, the Berlinetta: a super-hybrid 965 hp, total carbon fiber body fuoriserie at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show.

Puritalia Automobili was founded by Paolo Parente, who partnered with car designer Fabio Ferrante, to build fuoriserie cars in the spirit of the Golden Years of Italian automobile design using the most advanced technologies.

The Berlinetta, a project that was four years in the making, is the Puritalia experience at its best. A handcrafted, custom-made Italian sports car that offers a super-hybrid engine – managed by Artificial Intelligence based proprietary software – in a Berlinetta style carbon fiber body that offers the ideal 50/50 weight distribution for the perfect driving experience.

The Berlinetta represents the completion of an intense research and development effort that lasted for four years and began after the presentation of the first prototype, called the “427 Roadster,” in 2015.

What is missing in today’s supercar market, is the unique experience of having your car handcrafted to your own specifications, like it used to be in the Golden Years of the Italian automobile designs of the 50’s and 60’s.

The Puritalia experience provides this unique experience to the most demanding car enthusiast and collector. You can’t buy a Berlinetta: it will be made-to-order, to your personal specifications. A real fuoriserie a totally unique car in the world today.

Each Berlinetta requires an enormous amount of time to make: 800 hours just for all carbon-fiber painting and finishing. That is more than some “industrial” supercars take for the entire building process to be completed.

Puritalia Berlinetta adopts a plug-in hybrid powertrain based on a front-mounted V8 engine and a parallel rear-mounted axial-flow electric motor, placed on the rear of the differential. Compared to the classic hybridization solutions that are generally very heavy and invasive, Puritalia uses only highly advanced components and technologies that are able to offer incredible performances (up to 370Nm of additional torque) at the “cost” of only 90Kg.

The combustion engine is a modern V8 5.0L 32-valve double overhead camshafts (DOHC) and dual variable timing independent (Ti-VCT). To ensure optimal weight distribution and a lower center of gravity, the engine is positioned entirely behind the front track axle in a rather low position, thanks to the dry sump lubrication.

The engine is supercharged by a 2.9L twin-screw compressor that offers a progressive increase in torque, even at low revs, at a constant pressure of 11 PSI. The compressor is equipped with a liquid intercooler with 2 radiators located in the side air intakes of the front bumper. The combustion engine alone delivers 750 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 878 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.

The advanced axial flux electric motor is supplied by Yasa and produces up to 370 Nm of torque and 215hp of peak power at a weight of just over 25Kg. The engine was integrated by Puritalia directly on the rear differential, thanks to its extremely compact diameter of 305mm and axial depth of 106mm.

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