Pictured here is the first teaser photo of the Eterniti Hemera, a brand new British super-luxury SUV from a mysterious company with a questionable choice of name (Infiniti, anyone?). This mysterious vehicle is designed to be the Bentley and Rolls Royce of SUVs, a market that has shockingly not been tapped into yet. However, the more that comes out about the Eterniti Hemera, the more legitimate it seems to be.
Eterniti claims that the Hemera will be built off of the best large-SUV platform available today. That’s the only information they’re giving about the Hemera at this point, and if you look at the teaser picture, you can tell which large SUV they’re referring to.
The Hemera will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is scheduled to go off between September 15 and September 25. We’ll see what the vehicle looks like and what kind of content it contains when the show goes off, but the teaser picture above tells me that the Hemera is based off of the Porsche Cayenne. In fact, it’s hard to even figure out what features, if any, would differ from the Cayenne from a top-down view, aside from the logo. The headlights and the taillights look the same. The side view is the same. The hood design elements are different than the Cayenne, though, and the front and rear fenders are possibly a little bit more flared out.
Eterniti promises to take the Cayenne and make it their own with reclining rear seats, iPads for the rear passengers, and drink coolers for any back seat passengers who wanna pop some champagne (where it’s legal).
In addition, Eterniti promises a new interior, a lighter weight due to carbon-composite bodywork, and added performance.
To sum it all up, the Eterniti Hemera will be an ultra luxurious, steroid-addled Cayenne Turbo S. Sound about right? If that’s the plan, then there’s almost no way they won’t succeed with this.
To add to the madness, Alastair MacQueen, head engineer of the Jaguar XJ220, is heading up the engineering effort, and F1 driver Johnny Herbert is testing it around tracks to make sure that the Hemera drives the way it’s supposed to.
Eterniti will be a stand A80, hall 6.1 at Frankfurt, so if you happen to go to the motor show, stop by their stand and check out what the big deal is. Otherwise, stay tuned for more news.