951 HP Puritalia Berlinetta Hybrid Supercar Heading To UK’s Salon Privé

The eye-catching Puritalia Berlinetta will celebrate its UK premiere at the exclusive Salon Privé event in early September.

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.

Also Read: Puritalia Berlinetta 951 HP Plug-In Hybrid Is A Carbon/Aluminum Fest

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.”

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  • Howfarr

    GTA3 Stinger

  • iddqd

    beefed up Alfa 8C…minus the looks- not my type.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    There is so much wrong in this that i don’t even know where to start from.

  • iddqd

    you have a good eye

  • Anon

    Waste of some nice Brembos

    • europeon

      Nah, not that nice. They’re just the standard dual-cast ones. Would have been a waste if they were carbon ceramics.

  • Anon

    951 HP …. 0-60 only 3 seconds garbage

    • rodriguez256

      Bugatti Veyron Supersport 1,200HP 0-60 2.4 seconds
      Hennessey Venom GT 1,244HP 0-60 2.7 seconds
      Koenigsegg Agera R 947HP 0-60 2.9 seconds

      Im not sure why you think the 0-60 for this is garbage? It’s seams in line with other cars at this level. The Chiron can do it in 2.4 seconds but has 549 more horsepower.

  • Ben

    Face: Alfa 4C
    Body: AMG GT
    Booty: Jaguar XJ

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Concept: 350/370 Z?

  • Steve Cohn

    Price starts at $625,000.
    The car has a carbon fiber body & tub with a beautiful interior.
    Sort of a modern day Shelby Cobra.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      Agreed. I actually do like this car but at 3/4 of a million bucks with options, it is a joke. The price makes sense due to their development costs and the materials but I can’t see how anyone could justify spending that much on this.

      The interior is quite nice.

  • LOOKS LIKE IT HAS REAR AND SIDE EXHAUST.

  • FFEMT6

    I really love the proportions of this design. However, the C8 also is going to accelerate from 0-60 in under 3 seconds and will cost under 60K. Just in case anyone forgot. Lol

    • WHY IS EVERYONE REFERRING TO THE C8 AS THE BE ALL THAT ENDS ALL?

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