Ermini Seiottosei

Ήταν το 2012 η τελευταία φορά που είχαμε διαβάσει για την Ιταλική Ermini, ότι ετοιμάζεται για comeback με ένα νέο supercar. Η εταιρία από την Φλωρεντία θα φέρει ένα concept με όνομα Seiottosei στην έκθεση της Γενεύης, με τον σχεδιασμό του να έχει γίνει σε συνεργασία των Giulio Cappellini και Design Team Ermini.

Ermini 686

Για τον παραπάνω λόγο η Ermini έδωσε στη δημοσιότητα και μια teaser φωτογραφία του αυτοκινήτου, και όπως αναφέρει όλα πηγαίνουνε βάση προγράμματος και θα κυκλοφορήσει σύντομα σε περιορισμένη παραγωγή. Μηχανικά θα φοράει έναν 2-λιτρο τετρακύλινδρο turbo κινητήρα προέλευσης Renault (Renault F4RT RS), τοποθετημένο πίσω, απόδοσης 315 ίππων, με το βάρος του αμαξώματος να μη ξεπερνάει τα 686 κιλά, εξαιτίας της ευρείας χρήσης αλουμινίου και carbon στο σωληνωτό σασί.

Τα παραπάνω νούμερα θα του χαρίζουν επιτάχυνση για τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε 3,5 δευτ. και με τελική ταχύτητα 270 χλμ/ώρα. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες θα μάθουμε γι’αυτό στη Γενεύη.

[Πηγή: Ermini]

Δελτίο Τύπου

ERMINI: COMPANY PROFILE.

Few existing sports car producers can match the intense, albeit brief, history of the Ermini brand.

In the post-war years, the Florentine brand fittingly represented the “prototype” of the Italian sports car – nimble and pacy cars with refined engines, often of low or medium power, with aggressive and intriguing profiles. Between 1946 and 1955, Ermini built and powered around 40 automobiles, all sports cars that rivalled, like Osca and Cisitalia, the more high-profile and powerful Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and Mercedes models, sometimes, quite incredibly, even managing to beat them.

On the legendary streets of the Mille Miglia, as well as those of the Targa Florio, the Florentine automaker wrote some of the most glorious and unforgettable chapters in that period of Italian and international motor sports.

In just over ten years Ermini or Ermini-powered cars made over 600 appearances in domestic and international races.

There were many prestigious victories, both in terms of class (such as Targa Florio 1950/1953, Mugello in 1955, the Giro di Sicilia 1952, the Coppa d’oro delle Dolomiti 1949, and the Italian road racing championships of 1950), and outright (such as the Coppa della Toscana in 1949).

The specific sporting nature of the Ermini brand is demonstrated by the regular participation of its cars at major international races such as the Mille Miglia, where in 1950, the maximum “Sport” category numbered thirteen Ermini or Ermini-powered cars. The Florence brand also made its mark abroad (even if few Ermini cars and engines left Italy) winning a Dutch class championship in 1953 with an Ermini-powered sports car and competing in several races also in the US.

And it was in the US that amateur constructor Bill Devin was inspired by the winding and captivating profile of an Ermini 357 Scaglietti, using the bodywork of the Florentine sports car to develop fibreglass bodies that were later utilised on around 400 sports cars.

This fascinating story came to an end in 1962 when the Florentine brand ceased trading. A slumber that lasted until 2007 when, thanks to Ermini Automobili Italia, the company was reborn in Florence, almost fifty years after the closure of the mythical Ermini, one of the most legendary names in Italian sport.

In 2014, thanks to the partnership with Osella of Turin, the Ermini of the 21st century will make its bow with a car that will follow in the footsteps of the brand’s historic philosophy and reintroduce, with a modern take, the concept of BARCHETTA SPORT.

Engineered by Osella Designed by Giulio Cappellini

Technical Sheet

Chassis: Trellis / steel tubing and carbon panels

Wheelbase: 2.600 mm

Track: 1.625 mm (front) – 1.595 mm (rear)

Width: 1.850 mm

Length: 4.120 mm

Suspensions: front and rear-wheel suspensions “push road”, double triangles Renault

Engine: F4RT RS – 4 cylinders 16 valve 1.998cc (320CV)

Gearbox: Sadev six speed sequential + reverse, double-disc clutch

Breaking system: Brembo with self-ventilating brake disk rotors

Coachwork: Two-seater type “Barchetta”, aluminium and carbon fibre

Wheels: OZ Racing – front 7,5/17, rear 8,5/17

Tyres: Toyo R888 front 215/45-17, rear 245/40-17

Weight: 686 Kg

Performance: 270 Km/h (speed limit device)

Acceleration :0-100Km/h estimated in less than 3,5 sec