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Eterniti Artemis arrives in showroom, costs 210,000 GBP plus taxes

 Eterniti Artemis arrives in showroom, costs 210,000 GBP plus taxes
Eterniti Artemis (production version)

Described as the first 'Super SUV'.

Eterniti has opened its first showroom in London where they offer the Porsche Cayenne Turbo-based Artemis.

Described as being the world’s first “Super SUV”, Eterniti says it can offer the “supercar performance and limousine comfort” for those customers who are considering the upcoming Bentley EXP 9 F, Maserati Kubang and Lamborghini Urus SUVs.

Power comes from a V8 4.8-liter twin-turbo engine that pumps out 600 hp (441 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 180 mph (290 km/h).

It has hand-built carbon composite body panels offered in a wide array of colors and complemented by various trim styles. The “fastest large SUV available” comes with huge 23-inch super-lightweight forged alloys with ultra-low profile 315/25 tires.

It costs 210,000 GBP plus taxes in all markets, with the exception of China where there’s a different pricing strategy.

Full details are available in the attached press release.

Source: Eterniti Motors

ETERNITI LAUNCHES ITS FIRST SHOWROOM, IN LONDON

London’s Only Carmaker Also Reveals Production-Specification Artemis Super-SUV

Eterniti Motors, the London-based boutique luxury carmaker, officially launched its first showroom yesterday. At a party at the 10,000 sq ft facility in Park Royal, north-west London, the company also showed the production-specification version of its first model, the Artemis Super-SUV. The Artemis was previously shown as an engineering prototype at Beijing’s Auto China 2012 international motor show in April.

The event was attended by over 100 media, business figures and VIPs including Grammy and Brit award-winning music producer Steve Levine, who has worked with artists from the Beach Boys to Gary Moore. The guests witnessed the unveiling of the car which features a previously unseen mega-luxury interior, in an ultra-modern showroom environment. The facility includes an atelier and design studio where customers can have consultations to develop their own vehicle specifications. In addition there is a sister build facility close by, making Eterniti London’s only carmaker.

The Artemis is the world’s first Super-SUV - a term created by Eterniti for a new class of vehicle providing the higher levels of luxury, performance and exclusivity demanded by today’s wealthy car buyers. It comes to the market ahead of projected luxury SUVs from Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati.

The car has a limousine-like rear cabin featuring standard-setting legroom, twin reclining rear seats with heating and cooling, iPad-ready holders with electronic reveal, and a drinks chiller with crystal glasses. This satisfies a specific and growing demand, particularly in Asian markets, for a car suitable for chauffeured transport but also driving for pleasure. Unlike a conventional limousine, an SUV can offer excellent handling and driver appeal, and the ride height and ruggedness are suitable for poor road surfaces which can make limousines and conventional high-performance cars completely impractical. With all these attributes in one package, the Artemis is the ultimate crossover.

The interior is lavishly handcrafted in Britain, with a specification also including the finest leathers, quilted floor coverings and boot trim, lambswool rugs, veneers including natural woods, piano black and carbon fibre, and the no-cost option of starlight roof lining. Thousands of combinations of exterior and interior trims mean that every car can be made unique.

The body panels are carbon composite and also hand-built, and finished in a large choice of paint colours, 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 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine produces at least 600bhp (441kW) and 750Nm (553 lb ft) torque, can accelerate from 0-100kph in 4.5 secs and can exceed 290kph, making it the fastest large SUV available. Performance and handling have 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.

“With its 600 bhp, active anti-roll system, massive grip and controlled dynamics, I believe that this is an SUV with the heart and soul of a supercar,” says Head of Engineering Alastair Macqueen. “And with more space and luxury we think that makes it a true Super-SUV.”

Interior trim and personalisation is headed by Alan Mobberley, who was previously at Land Rover for 20 years, with responsibility for development of Land Rover interior design including the iconic Range Rover and the Discovery, for which he won a Design Council Award.

The Eterniti Artemis is priced at the local currency equivalent of £210,000 plus local taxes in all markets except China, which has a unique pricing strategy. A fully bespoke service is also offered for customers wanting complete personalisation, for which cars are priced on an individual basis.

Eterniti is establishing a network of wholly-owned showrooms in key centres. London, where the cars are hand-built, is the headquarters. Eterniti-owned showrooms will open in Asia in 2013, beginning with Hong Kong, which will serve as the company’s Asia-Pacific hub. The company is actively looking for retail partners to develop representation in China during 2013. 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.

Background

Eterniti was started in 2010 to help satisfy a growing demand for additional luxury and personalised specifications among car buyers, particularly in major cities, global wealth centres and emerging markets ranging from London to the Asia-Pacific region. Uniquely, it is located in London and builds its vehicles there.

Although Eterniti is basing its business case around meeting market needs, its people have a passion for cars. The team has extensive experience in retailing some of the most prestigious British and European luxury and high-performance car brands, including Aston Martin, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Bentley and Ferrari, in markets from the UK to Asia-Pacific. It has further experience in motor sport, with an FIA championship-winning record in GT series in both Europe and Asia, and Chief Engineer Alastair Macqueen has masterminded three wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour classic, for Jaguar and Bentley.

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Cohiba-lover06
Is a Chinorsche, especially for the Chinese market, who on a daily base show their good taste by mixing Chateau Lafitte-Rothshield vintage wine with Coca-Cola etc. Figures.
Nov 12, 2012 8:23 am
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CollRaceovski
I'm amazed that this guys had the nerves, balls and money to do this creature. Why would any body wants to throw a loads of money for this thing. And Lotus in barely excising?!? Why start a completely senseless project when you can try to save some of the exciting icons and turn it in to a profit business, and maintain the history alive. I just don't get it.
Nov 12, 2012 5:05 am
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TomitaBogdan
they actually bulid that s**t? who's launderning money trough this company is my question because this surelly fits the description.
Nov 9, 2012 5:26 pm
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manhesamam
What the hell is this? honestly who thought this is a good idea? taking a beautiful and great car and making it into a hideous piece of crap that costs way to much goddamn money. but i guess there is stupid people who do buy it. like some people in beijing
Nov 9, 2012 3:45 pm
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GRAVE
The first super SUV? And what about the X5M, ML63, Cayenne Turbo S?
Nov 9, 2012 11:33 am
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e92miami
Wow, they destroyed a beautiful SAV..
Nov 9, 2012 10:52 am
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