Ermini, a historic Italian sports car brand, will be revived soon thanks to the Ermini 686 Seiottosei Roadster announced this week. The Ermini name was last used on a sportscar back in the 1950’s, however, its seems that somebody bought the rights to the name and started work on a worth successor. The 686 Seiottosei Roadster will make its debut in 2013, having already reached advanced stages of the development process.
The 686 Seiottosei Roadster looks to revive the “Barchette Sport” niche as a car that offers low weight, reasonable amounts of power and a dynamic drive. It features a a steel spaceframe chassis coupled to carbon fiber body panels and a carbon fiber passenger compartment. This helps maintain a 686kg (1,512lb) total weight.
The engine is a Renault-sourced 2.0 liter four-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine producing 295 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Sadlev six-speed sequential gearbox. Performance figures are quoted at 3.4 seconds to 100km/h with a 270km/h top speed. The bodywork was designed by Giulio Cappellini in Milan, famed for his sofa, kitchen sinks, shelving and light fixture designs.
The pictures above are renders of the design. The pictures below are from the design stages!