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Teased: Ermini Sports Car to Revive 1950s Legend

New ownership teases a new future - possibly a production Ermini Seiottosei Roadster.

Italian sports car manufacturer Ermini has just released a teaser pic of its upcoming Geneva Motor Show production model debut. The car features an identical nose to that shown on the company’s 2012 Ermini 686 Seiottosei Roadster concept, a speedy, lightweight little bug fitted with a Renault 2.0-liter, 315 horsepower engine. Weighing in at just 686 kilograms, Ermini estimated that the car would fly from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The Italians also promised an electronically-limited top-speed of 168 mph. If the car does make it to production, it would be the first Ermini made since the 1950s - when founder and race car driver Pasquale Ermini died and subsequent attempts by employees to revive the company ended in failure in 1962. With new ownership, the company promises to bring the nameplate back to life and see it through to production. Stay on the lookout for the giant ‘E’ logo before the official unveiling in Geneva next month.

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