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Puritalia Automobile to unveil the new 965 hp super-hybrid Berlinetta at Salon Privé motoring event ...

Italian sports car specialist Puritalia who back in 2012 brought us the Puritalia 427 has revealed a new super-hybrid Puritalia Berlinetta grand tourer with stunning good looks. This two-door supercharged monster features cues from the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Shelby Cobra and delivers 965-hp (720-kW), 1,248-Nm (920-lb-ft) able to hit a top speed of 208-mph (335-km/h).

The battery capacity is quite small, two packs totaling 5.2 kWh, but they're enough to give you 12.4 miles (20 km) of electric range. The powertrain consists of a 5.0-liter V-8 mated to an electric motor, with both units sending drive to the rear wheels via a 7-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shifters. In hybrid model, an onboard computer determines the mix of internal-combustion and electric power for optimal efficiency, taking into effect driving style as well as real-time road and weather conditions.

Inside a large colorful digital dash and generous 10-inch touchscreen take center stage with an and where most supercars tend to have super-racy, low-slung seats you need to shoehorn yourself into, the Berlinetta offers as much leg room as a typical sedan, with comfy, sportish Sabelt seats and plenty of headroom for tall drivers.

The Puritalia Berlinetta will be previewed in the UK at Salon Privé, one of the automotive calendar's perennial red-letter days in early September hosted at Blenheim Palace ,

Only 150 will be built. Each hand built in Italy and customizable to each customer so no two cars will be the same.

Prices start from €465,000 (US$515,000)


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