|2013 Eterniti Artemis|
2013 Eterniti Artemis Eterniti Motors, the London-based boutique luxurious carmaker, unveiled the engineering prototype of its first automobile at Beijing's Auto China 2012 international motor show.
The automobiles on show are in-use, running prototypes so do now not constitute the final finish first-rate but do closely mirror the definitive indoors and outside styling.
The vehicle, named Artemis, is the arena's first Super-SUV - a time period created by Eterniti for a brand new elegance of car imparting the higher tiers of luxury, performance and exclusivity demanded via brand new rich vehicle shoppers however which have no longer been to be had till now.
The automobile could be in production by means of summer time 2012, beating Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati's luxury SUV offerings to marketplace. Orders can be taken now through Eterniti's sales operations in Europe (London) and Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong and Taipei), for deliveries starting in autumn 2012.
The car has a limousine-like rear cabin offering up to 100mm of extra legroom, dual reclining rear seats with heating and cooling, iPad-ready holders with digital screen, and a liquids chiller. This satisfies a particular need, particularly in Asian markets, for a automobile appropriate for both being chauffeured in and using for satisfaction. Unlike a conventional limousine, an SUV can provide notable coping with and driver appeal, and the ride height and ruggedness are suitable for bad avenue surfaces which could make limousines and conventional high-performance automobiles absolutely impractical. The Eterniti Artemis is the last crossover.
The interior is lavishly hand made, with a specification additionally inclusive of the greatest leathers, quilted undercarpets and boot trim, lambswool rugs, veneers consisting of herbal woods, piano black and carbon fibre, a preference of sunroofs and starlight roof lining, and a trendy audio machine.
The frame panels are carbon composite and hand-constructed, and finished in a huge choice of paint colors, complemented through distinctive chrome trim styles. Ultra-low profile 315/25 tyres take a seat on devoted 23" splendid-light-weight cast alloy rims in a ramification of patterns.
The 4.8-litre dual-faster V8 engine produces over 600bhp (441kW) and 750Nm (553 lb ft) torque, can accelerate from 0-one hundred km/h in four.5 secs and can exceed 290 km/h. Performance and managing had been developed with the aid of a race-bred British engineering crew led by means of Alastair Macqueen. Macqueen formerly evolved to manufacturing the Jaguar XJ220, then the world's fastest road vehicle, and has engineered 3 outright Le Mans 24 Hour race wins for Jaguar and Bentley.
The car has been test-pushed via F1 Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert, who will play an ongoing function in product development as well as being an ambassador for the logo.
With a similar specification to the Beijing show motors the Eterniti Artemis is priced at the nearby currency equal of £210,000 plus nearby taxes in all markets except China, as a way to have a completely unique pricing approach. A completely bespoke provider can also be presented for clients wanting entire personalisation.
Eterniti is setting up a network of wholly-owned showrooms in key centres. Its London headquarters also has an atelier and a build facility wherein automobiles may be created and hand-built on-web page to any specification. The facilities might be finished by July 2012, observed later in the year by Eterniti-owned showrooms in Taipei and Hong Kong, that allows you to function the business enterprise's Asia-Pacific hub, with Tokyo following in 2013. The business enterprise is actively seeking out retail companions to increase illustration in China during 2013.
Cars could be protected by using a complete two-year, a hundred,000-mile assurance together with servicing, and UK customers will have get admission to to finance and insurance.