After being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, “the most powerful Italian hybrid supercar,” the Puritalia Berlinetta, is to make its British debut at Salon Privé, scheduled to take place September 5-8 at Bleinheim Palace.
The car company also will announce the dealerships that will handle the right-hand-drive versions of its car in the UK and Australia at the show.
“The Berlinetta is not for everyone, but only for true connoisseurs that appreciate artisanal cars in every detail,” Puritalia Automobili founder Paolo Parente was quoted in the concours news release.
“The huge interest we have received from UK proves how much the British motor culture still appreciates traditional skills and craftsmanship where Italians cars, just like the British ones, are second to none.”
According to Puritalia Automobili, its hybrid supercar, with a V8 engine up front and rear-mounted electric motor, offers 965 horsepower, 920 pound-feet of torque, a 0 to 60 mph spring in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 208 mph. The company plans to produce 150 units.
“The concept of classic styling with modern technology is not new in itself,” said David Bagley, co-founder of the concours, “but the Puritalia Berlinetta really is something different. Hand-crafted and beautifully designed, it engages the owner at every stage of its build to create not only a truly unique experience but also a stunning, high performance GT car at the end of it and with only 150 scheduled to be built, it will be a very rare sight indeed. “