The Eterniti Artemis Super-SUV

Eterniti Artemis (2012)

Eterniti Artemis (2012)

The London-based boutique car maker Eterniti Motors are unveiling their Super-SUV - the Artemis at the Beijing motor show today.

The vehicles on display are in-use, running prototypes so do not represent the final finish quality but do closely reflect the definitive interior and exterior styling.

The Eterniti Artemis Super-SUV is powered by a 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that outputs over and produces 750Nm worth of torque. It can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and can exceed 180mph. Performance and handling has been developed by a race-bred British engineering team led by Alastair Macqueen. Macqueen previously developed to production the Jaguar XJ220, then the world’s fastest road car, and has engineered three outright Le Mans 24 Hour race wins for Jaguar and Bentley.

The car has been test-driven by F1 Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert, who will play an ongoing role in product development as well as being an ambassador for the brand.

On the outside the body panels are made from a carbon composite and are hand-built. There is a large choice of paint finishes which are complemented by different chrome trim styles. Ultra-low profile 315/25 tyres sit on dedicated 23” super-lightweight forged alloy rims in a variety of styles.

The bespoke interior is handcrafted, with a specification which includes the finest leathers, quilted undercarpets and boot trim, lambswool rugs, veneers including natural woods, piano black and carbon fibre, a choice of sunroofs and starlight roof lining, and a state-of-the-art audio system.

According to Eterniti the Artemis will be in production by the summer 2012, piping Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati’s luxury SUV offerings to market.

As the Artemis is a totally bespoke SUV prices will vary but expect to pay around £210,000 (plus local taxes) for cars of a similar specification to the show cars. Orders can be placed now through Eterniti’s sales operations in Europe (London) and Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong and Taipei), for deliveries starting in autumn 2012.

Cars will be covered by a full two-year, 100,000-mile warranty including servicing, and UK customers will have access to finance and insurance.

23 April 2012 Staff

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