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Puritalia Berlinetta specs and price
Founded in 2010 in Italy, Puritalia Automobili manufactures exotic cars in the spirit of the golden age of Italian automotive design, while still using state-of-the-art technology.
The carbon-aluminum hybrid chassis is designed to ensure lightness and strength. The central tub is made of pre-impregnated carbon fiber and cured at 180 degrees, it provides maximum torsional stiffness.
The front and rear subframes are made of aviation aluminum, and the suspension plates are entirely CNC machined from one single piece. The same goes for suspension mounts. Each of the 4 suspension corners are made from a huge piece of aluminium; machined with great effort and precision, going from having a block of 120kgs of aluminum to just 10kgs, so that all the corners of the suspension are joined in one piece, without joints, connections or welding. This provides extremely high stiffness and strength, and ultra-exact precision in the placement of suspension components that is reflected in the suspension geometry and kinematics.
It has two engines, electric and gasoline.
The internal combustion engine is a V8 5.0L double overhead camshaft (DOHC) and dual variable timing independent (Ti-VCT). The combustion engine delivers 750 hp at 7,000 rpm and 878 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. It's placed in a central position.
The electric axial flux motor produces 370 Nm of torque and 215hp. Puritalia integrates the engine directly into the rear differential, acting directly on the rear wheels. The Puritalia Berlinetta has two battery packs with a total capacity of 5.2 kWh.
The gearbox is 7-speed, AMT electro-hydraulic robot with steering wheel controls, and allows shifting in approximately 150 milliseconds.
Hybrid cars usually manage the distribution of power between the electric and gasoline motors through algorithms written inside the vehicle's ECU. But Puritalia has developed a technology using Big Data and machine learning: the Purhydrive technology. The Purhydrive system provides dynamic and custom management through continuous learning. Virtual route simulations provide valuable information in advance, such as turns, ascent and descent segments, and acceleration and braking points. The system also incorporates information from onboard sensors, such as vibration, asphalt condition and bumps, to "learn itself" and dynamically modify suspension settings for the next pass on the same street. The system crosses the data with external information such as traffic or weather conditions.
Puritalia Berlinetta price: Starting at $625,000