It looks as if the world is about to get a little bit sexier. An Italian company by the name of Puritalia is out to offer a new take on the Shelby Cobra 427. Like the original, the new machine will offer seating for two, boatloads of horsepower and not much else. Expect to find the same 427 cubic-inch V8 under the hood, good for around 445 horsepower. Word has it a more potent supercharged iteration will serve up somewhere in the neighborhood of 605 ponies after the roadster debuts. Puritalia says the 427 will bow in a little more than a month.

Otherwise, details are pretty scarce. We have no idea how much the 427 will go for once it lands or where it will be available. Still, we're all for a modern take on one of our all-time favorite sports cars. You can head over to Puritalia's website to sign up for updates, however.


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      Fonin
      • 2 Years Ago
      funny they would go 427 and only output 445 horse while half the world uses GM crate motors that produce about the same from 6.2l. isn't the Z06 a 427 with over 500?
      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its a little odd for an Italian company to be paying tribute to the Cobra (in light of the thrashing it gave Ferrari back in the day) but who cares? I'm intrigued...
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jvshenderson
        I paid tribute to your girlfriend last night in her bed.
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jvshenderson
        I gave your girlfriend a thrashing last night.
        Autoblogist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jvshenderson
        That was the Daytona Coupe and the GT-40, that gave Ferrari a thrashing. The 427 Cobra was just an iconic Shelby creation. One of the most iconic in history, so even Italians can appreciate that.
          jvshenderson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Autoblogist
          Well, the Daytona coupe was based on the Cobra, although you're right, it used the 289 engine and not the 427.
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      This would be a great car and an artical I'd care about if this new Cobra was made by Shelby .
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      I seriously doubt this will have "the same 427 cubic-inch v8" as the original. Side-oilers were great, but they aren't exactly commom, and they're heavy. This will be some aftermarket 427, most likely based off of the Windsor. The LS7 is the obvious 427, but not for something with Shelby on it.