Seiottosei features a mid-mounted engine from the Megane Renaultsport
Ermini made sports cars in the 1940s and 1950s, making its last model in 1955
The new Ermini model features barchetta styling, meaning it's an open-top, two-seat design
Ermini claims a 0-62mph of less than 3.5sec
Features on the Ermini Seiottosei include push-rod suspension and performance brakes
The launch of the Ermini Seiottosei at the Geneva motor show marks the rebirth of the 1950s race car marque Ermini.
The Seiottosei is a two seat Barchetta based around a steel frame with a carbonfibre front end structure. Ermini says the entire frame weighs 40kg, while the entire car weighs just 686kgs.
Destined to compete in the crowded track car market, the Seiottosei weighs just 685kg, with a quoted 0-62mph time of less than 3.5 seconds and a limited top speed of 167mph. Just 46 examples are understood to be planned.
The Seiottosei features 17in OZ Racing alloy wheels and Toyo 888 tyres. Brakes are supplied by Brembo but like the seats and Nardi steering wheel, the system has been specially developed for the car.
Ermini says it has spent three years developing the Seiottosei and the niche manufacturer is currently testing the car ahead of putting the car into production in the coming years.
Ermini made its last sports car, the 357 Sport 1500cc, in 1955. The firm has been bought back alongside fellow Italian brand Automobili Turismo e Sport.