2014 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Ermini Seiottosei image

Well, if you didn’t know already, the Geneva auto show is the annual gathering that most likely would reveal an exotic manufacturer you knew nothing about. We could give you as an example the Ermini and its Seiottosei model.

The Florentine-based Italian company was last seen launching a new car roughly fifty years ago – but they are now back in business (well, sort of, maybe next year they’ll disappear again) with the Seiottosei (Italian for 686). The name is derived from the actual curb weight – of 686 kg.

They even have time for internal jokes, as the model is equipped with a Renault sourced engine that is known within the company with the very funny “F4RT RS” moniker. It’s actually a very serious 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that churns 315 hp (235 kW) through a Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox – with the very light sportscar reaching 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds, before topping out at a limited top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).