It's been more than a year since we were first introduced to the Puritalia 427, but it looks like the low-weight, high-horsepower roadster is one step closer to hitting the road. As an update about the car's progress, Puritalia has released three images of the first production 427 as it prepares for testing.

According to the car's building, the Puritalia 427 is a modern-day interpretation of the Shelby Cobra, and it's hard to argue with specs that include a 2,403-pound curb weight and engine options consisting of a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing 445 horsepower or a supercharged option cranking out 605 hp.

Puritalia has not revealed any information the car's testing or details as to when it will go on sale – let alone at what price – but we're still enamored by this reimagined version of the most iconic roadsters of all time.


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      Jason
      • 11 Months Ago
      Sooo... it doesn't actually have a 427?
      tool0117
      • 11 Months Ago
      The idea behind what they're doing (modern day Cobra) is pure sex. The design, however, and specifically the 350Z taillights, could use some work.
        Jim R
        • 11 Months Ago
        @tool0117
        Those aren't 350Z taillights. They're totally different.
      Scooter
      • 11 Months Ago
      I don't know, I love the Shelby Cobra, this car doesn't really do "modern day Cobra" for me. Even the Series One looked more modern than true Cobra. It looks more like a European roadster than anything else.
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        carnut0913
        • 11 Months Ago
        why would you think of an LS7?? Cobra 427 ? anyone, anyone?
      soundman414
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think Alpha should steal those headlights and replace the spider eyes on it's 4C.
        • 11 Months Ago
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      Major Lee Gassole
      • 11 Months Ago
      The rear end looks like a Lexus SC430. That is bad. Very bad.
      unsivilaudio
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks very Fiat of them.
      btulliani
      • 11 Months Ago
      Redo!
      Griffen W
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not bad. But the mini inspired headlights and the gills one the side ruin it for me. It lacks the cleanliness and purpose of the original to look more like a frightened fish. If they would just tone down the relief around the fender gills and the lower defining lineflowing back from it.
      subierider
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why does it have Napoleon Dynamite lips?
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