Tuesday, 13 September 2011 11:52 AM
Eterniti Motors, the new kid on the luxury car block, makes its public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show this week with the car they are billing as the world’s first “Super-SUV”. It’s a bold claim and the super vehicle unveiled at Frankfurt this week is the Hemera.
The plush car (is that a touch of the Porsche Cayennes we see before us?) on display at Frankfurt is, according to Eterniti, very close to the production version - although the interior that will be seen in showrooms won’t be revealed until later in the year. The production-ready version will also have exclusive-to-the-brand LED headlights and lenses.
Based on the Volkswagen Group’s SUV platform, Eterniti will give the Hemera a total chassis-up rebuild with all-new interior, lightweight carbon composite re-skin and limo-like ambience for the backseat. The backseats will recline and there is connectivity in the back for not one but two iPads with wireless keyboards. Oh, and there’s a drinks chiller, naturally.
But what of the performance? The proof of the SUV truly is in the driving and while we’ll be badgering Eterniti for a test-drive ASAP, we can tell you for now that it has a 4.8-litre V8 engine and the newest British marque claims a top speed of 180mph and more than 620bhp.
Eterniti is based in London and the brand has ambitions of making all-British bespoke vehicles created on site to every customer’s unique specification. Production is due to start in early 2012 and prices are expected to be around the £150,000 mark but this is yet to be confirmed. Deep-pocketed TotallyMotor fans, stay tuned...
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By Georgia Lewis
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