Having teased us over the past few weeks with drip fed information, new British car company Eterniti Motors has released undisguised images of its first model, the Hemera.
The hand-built car, which is said to bring new levels of luxury and performance to the SUV market, has more than a passing resemblance to the Porsche Cayenne on which it is based. In fact, judging by the exterior images, the changes are no more dramatic than those carried out by tuners such as Techart or Harmann when they get their hands on a Cayenne.
Eterniti seems to be focusing more of its attention on interior comfort and the way the Hemera actually drives rather than the looks. The rear of the cabin is said to be limousine like with twin electric reclining seats, iPads on which occupants can check their stock portfolio and a drinks chiller for that ever important bottle of Cristal.
While obviously aimed at those who prefer to be driven rather than drive themselves the Hemera is set to offer the kind of performance that will appeal to those who maybe do some of their own driving - at the weekend when Jeeves is having a day off. Technical details have yet to be released but the Hemera will apparently have 620bhp and a top speed the far side of 180mph, exceeding that of the top-of the range Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
More details are set to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show
when the Eterniti press call kicks off at 2.15 on September 13.
Paul Healy - 9 Sep 2011