New 427 Roadster

Italian firm Puritalia has unveiled their Shelby Cobra-inspired roadster the Puritalia 427 is their modern interpretation of the legendary open-top built by Carroll Shelby.
Puritalia has also served the final specs on the machine. The 427 uses an aluminum space frame chassis with chromoly steel subframes, which help maintain stiffness, combined with the carbon fiber body, the overall package weighs in at just 2,403 pounds. The car also sports perfect 50/50 weight balance, something that could not be said about the original 427 Cobra.

Buyers may choose between one of two engines. The base, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 puts 445 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, aluminum driveshaft and limited slip differential, though a supercharged version of the same engine is also available with a more heady 605 horsepower.

With its fully-independent suspension, adjustable shocks and sway bars, the 427 should also keep its feet planted on the ground. A set of six-piston Brembo calipers squeeze 15-inch discs up front, while four-piston clamps press 13.5-inch rotors out back. It looks like a serious sports car.... but is it a worthy successor to the mighty 427 Cobra?

Source: Puritalia