The Ermini Project 686
More than fifty years after Ermini shuttered its doors, Ermini Automobili Italia, has reassembled itself to launch a new sports car in conjunction with Osella. Officine Ermini Firenze was started by Pasquale Ermini in 1962 and built a number of race cars derived from Alfa Romeo and Fiat production cars.
The Relaunched Barchetta
Designer Giulio Cappellini is the lead designer and, given the fact that he has not worked in any of the traditional design departments prior, is expected to be lead by a purer aesthetic based upon classic principles of beauty, form and, ultimately, function. The Ermini 686 will sport a carbon fiber body and a number of technologically advanced features. Regardless, of how they spin it, the car is really just nice to look at.