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Ermini Seittosei 686

by Paul Strauss
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One of the lesser known gems to turn up at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the Ermini Seittosei 686. Created by a boutique automaker in Florence, Italy, this sporty two-seater gets its name from its svelte 686kg. (1,512 lb.) curb weight. It achieves this through a tubular steel frame and carbon fiber body panels.

The track-day special borrows a variety of Renault components including a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, that’s been tuned up to push out 315bhp. Coupled with its extraordinary light weight, and a Sadev six-speed gearbox, its makers claim a 0-to-62mph time of just 3.5mph. Top speed is rated at 168mph. The car sits on 17-inch alloys, and gets its stopping power from ventilated Brembo rotors.

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The vehicle was inspired by the 1955 Ermino Tipo 357, built for racer Pasquale Ermini, which is clearly evident in the front end of the 686.

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Below, you’ll see some footage of the Seittosei 686 that was captured by the guys at World Car Fans:

At this point, the company only expects to produce less than ten of the cars.

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