Italian automaker Ermini has been gone for a while, and by "a while" we mean about 50 years. The only thing car geeks love more than making small runs of crazy sports cars, however, is resurrecting cool old brands, so a new Ermini just debuted at the Geneva Motor Show that scratches both of those itches.

The Ermini Seiottosei Barchetta's styling is certainly going to be a selling point; it looks new but rejects of plethora of creases and vents that are so common right now for a more classic line. It's not all show though, at only 686 kg (1,512 lbs) this thing would be fast if it were powered by nothing more than two harnessed rats. Of course, the engine is going to be a little more sophisticated than that. The Seiottosei is powered by a Renault 315 hp 2.0L turbo I4. 0-60 happens in 3.5 seconds and the top speed is limited to 168 mph.

The stock tires are even Toyo Proxes R888s, which are about as close as you can get to racing slicks without breaking the law on the street. We doubt it will be offered outside of the EU, but we can hope... right?

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[via Ermini] 

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