British manufacturer, Eterniti, unveiled their Hemera concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and they are following it up in 2012 with the release of its production version - the Artemis - at the Beijing Auto Show. The Eterniti Artemis is stated to be the world’s first Super-SUV and will go into production by Summer 2012, with prices starting at £210,000, or about $340,000 at the current exchange rates. Deliveries will begin later in the Fall.
The new Eterniti Artemis is powered by a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers a total of 600 HP and 553 lb ft of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 180 mph.
The SUV’s body panels are made of carbon composite and hand-built, while the interior combines the finest leathers with natural woods and carbon fiber.
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Exterior and Interior
The new Eterniti Artemis SUV combines the luxury of a limousine with the excellent handling and driver appeal of an SUV. It features a limousine-like rear cabin with up to 100mm of additional legroom, twin reclining rear seats with heating and cooling, iPad-ready holders with electronic reveal, and a chiller for drinks.
The interior combines the finest leathers with natural woods and carbon fiber for the sunroof and starlight roof lining. The company is also offering a state-of-the-art audio system and quilted under-carpets and boot trim.
The hand-built body panels are made of carbon composite and finished in a large array of paint colors, complemented by different chrome trim styles. The Artemis sits on a new set of 23" super-lightweight forged alloy rims in a variety of styles.
The Eterniti Artemis is powered by a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers a total of 600 HP and 553 lb ft of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 180 mph.
Performance and handling have been developed by a race-bred British engineering team led by Alastair Macqueen- the same man who previously developed the Jaguar XJ220.
The new Eterniti Artemis will go in production by Summer 2012 and deliveries will begin later in the Fall. Prices will start from £210,000, or about $340,000 at the current exchange rates.
According to Eterniti itself, the new Artemis targets SUVs from Bentley, Lamborghini, and Maserati. We guess the British model has the advantage of being the first to be offered on the market. In Beijing, it will face two of its upcoming competitors: the Urus from Lamborghini and the EXP 9 F from Bentley. However, both of these SUVs will arrive on the market in three-five years, so until then, Eterniti will have a chance to become top dog on the market. Whether they can pull it off and successfully compete with Bentley and Lamborghini is still questionable.
Impressive performance numbers
Amazing interior level of luxury
A bit expensive