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Friday, February 21, 2014

Waiting for Ermini revived

Italy proved to have many names in sports car manufacturing industry, but this time perhaps only the name of Ferrari, and Lamborghini emerging and well known throughout the world. If you hear the Ermini, imagine what is in your minds?

Ermini Automobili Italia is a sports car manufacturer from Florence, Italy whose name has not been so well known by the world for half a century, until the news about possibility the emerging of Barchetta Sport Roadster last year. A barchetta (Italian pronunciation: [barˈketta], "little boat" in Italian) was originally an Italian style of open 2-seater sports car which was built for racing.
Ermini 686 'Seiottosei' sports car concep. (Picture from: http://www.carbodydesign.com/)
The Italian automaker is teaming up with Osella to supply the chassis, and Giulio Cappellini to manage the design team. Cappellini is said to be highly skilled in his craft, but has not worked with automotive design. He was chosen because of these factors, to design a vehicle from no inspiration other than “beauty”.
Front view of Ermini 686 'Seiottosei' sports car concep. (Picture from: http://www.allcarindex.com/)
Ermini’s philosophy will remain in its tradition, which is to create sports cars that focus on a vigorous driving experience from a light frame and tight handling, and will be both rear-engined and wheeled. It will rest on an electric welded space frame and refined suspension. The automaker has opted to use solely race-car oriented parts.
Left side view of Ermini 686 'Seiottosei' sports car concep. (Picture from: http://www.allcarindex.com/)
“With this car, lovers of those uncompromising vintage sports cars with their distinctive dynamism, long since replaced by modern supercars, will finally be able to enjoy themselves…”: these were the words of Chairman of Ermini Automobili Italia, Eugenio Ercoli.

Ermini seems ready to keep their promise at the Geneva Motor Show this year by presenting a concept car that got called Seiottosei. And at least the specs of the upcoming cars has been revealed.
According to the plan, Seiottosei Barchetta will use a four-cylinder engine capacity of 2,000 cc of Renault (Renault F4RT RS) with a turbocharger that can produce 315 hp to drive a sports car with a body made from aluminum and carbon fiber that weighs only 686 kg (1,512 lbs).

The combination enables the Seiottosei reach a top speed of 270 kph or 168 mph (using a speed limiting device), and the ability to accelerate from 0 to reach speeds of 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. Unfortunately this concept car manufacturers, Ermini not mention the price to be offered up to the day of its birth arrives. Stay tuned for the Ermini Seiottosei’s debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show that will be held on March 6-16, 2014 at Pavilion 2 - Stand 2042. See you there...! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ERMINI AUTOMOBILI ITALIA | AUTOBLOG | MOTOR AUTHORITY]
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