British tuner/car maker Eterniti unveiled its new Artemis SUV at the Beijing Auto Show, promising unmatched level of luxury and performance. They call this the world’s first super SUV. Well, they could have claimed that if they’d unveiled the car before Lamborghini Urus. That car is the first super SUV. That said, the Artemis will probably launch much sooner than the Urus.
Eterniti Artemis is obviously based on the Porsche Cayenne, and features the 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 found in the Cayenne Turbo. Only Eterniti has tuned that V8 to make over 600bhp (441kW) and 750Nm (553 lb ft) torque.
That in terms of performance translates into a 0 to 60mph time of 4.5 second and a top speed of nearly 180mph. Unlike the Cayenne which has decent off-road capabilities, the Artemis only works on the road. It’s got sport-tuned suspension, 23-inch wheels, ultra-low profile 315/25 tyres and very little ground clearance. They even had F1 Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert to test drive and fine-tune the chassis.
The Artemis has a lavish interior which has only four seats, but offers up to 100mm of additional legroom, twin reclining rear seats with heating and cooling, iPad-ready holders with electronic reveal, and a drinks chiller. So it is in fact a sport utility limousine.
The cabin is also garnished with 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.
Eterniti Artemis costs around £210,000.