Italian carmaker Ermini Automobili Italia released the first details and specs of its Seiottosei – which is the Italian term for 686 -- sports car that will be unveiled next month, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Fifty years ago, Ermini was a well-known brand and its Osca and Cisitalia models were rivals for carmakers like Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati or Mercedes-Benz.
Now, Ermini is back with the Seiottosei, which is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates an impressive 315 bhp (235 kW) and it is bolted to a six-speed sequential gearbox. According to the official press release, the sports car accelerates from nil to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 270 km/h or 167 mph.
The small sports car has a wheelbase that measures 2,600 mm, while the track is 1,625 mm on the front and 1,595 mm on the rear. The width of the vehicle is 1,850 mm, while the length is 4,120 mm. What’s more interesting is that the Seiottosei has a weight of just 686 kg thanks to the aluminum and carbon fiber coachwork.
Moreover, the vehicle is fitted with Brembo self-ventilating brake disk rotors found behind the 17-inch OZ Racing wheels. Note: The photos featured in this article are just renderings and do not show the vehicle that will be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show!
Usually held in March every year, the Geneva Motor Show – formally known as Salon international de l'automobile -- is organized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. The Geneva Motor Show is regarded as providing a level playing field for carmakers, basically because Switzerland has no auto industry of its own. The first edition of the show was held in 1905. The 84th Geneva Motor Show will be held from March 5 to 15, 2014.
Last year, the 83rd Geneva Motor Show was held from March 5 to 17, 2013. Among the production cars that was shown in the event were Alfa Romeo 4C, Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi S3 Sportback, Bentley Flying Spur, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, Ferrari LaFerrari, Gemballa MP4-12C Spider, Gumpert Apollo S, Hyundai Grand Santa Fe, Infiniti Q50 and Lamborghini Veneno.
Also shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show were Maserati Quattroporte, McLaren P1, Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, Mini Paceman John Cooper Works, Porsche 911 GT3 (Type 991), Renault Kangoo Express, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Toyota Auris Touring Sports, Volkswagen Cross up!, Volvo V60 D6 Plug-In Hybrid and Wiesmann GT MF4-CS.