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There is nothing to say about the past of the Eterniti Artemis for it only has a future. The very first car from the British manufacturer Eterniti, Artemis is named after an ancient Greek goddess of hunt. Described by the firm as the first “superSUV”, this car is supposed to be a perfect blend of “supercar performance and limousine comfort”. The car might look familiar to some since the production version – Artemis is nothing but the “Hemera” concept unveiled by the manufacturer in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Eterniti Artemis is powered by a 4.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine that delivers a total of a whopping 600 horsepower. And with such a monstrous engine comes a massive 553 pound feet of torque. The super sports utility vehicle, as called, is capable to achieve 60 miles per hour from rest (0 mph) in a mere sprint time of 4.5 seconds which should be easy for the goddess of hunt. Artemis can hit a top speed of 180 mph.
A race-bred British engineering team led by Alastair Macqueen, the same man who earlier developed the Jaguar XJ220 , has developed the performance and handling for the plush and powerful Eterniti Artemis. The SUV boasts hand built body panels made with carbon composites while the interior stands out with finest leathers, natural wood and carbon fiber. When it’s said that the Eterniti Artemis combines the excellent handling and driving appeal of an SUV with limousine like comfort, it means that the SuperSUV features a limousine like rear cabin. A cabin that boasts about 100 mm of additional legroom, twin reclining rear seats with automatic heating and cooling, a chiller for drinks and iPad-ready holders with electronic reveal! The interior looks plush combining finest leathers with natural woods providing the car with an elegant, understated yet luxurious appeal just like a limousine. The sunroof and starlight roof lining is made up of carbon fiber. The hand-built body panels finished in a large array of paint colors, are made of carbon composites and are complemented by different chrome trim styles. Sitting on a set of 23 inch super lightweight forged alloy rim in a variety of styles, this car is sure to make heads turn when it rolls down the street.
Priced at about €2,10,000 the Artemis is after all a goddess and hence a little expensive. However, with what comes with this price, that is the amazing driving pleasure of a SUV and the extravagance of a limousine, every penny it costs seems worth it. In accord to what Eterniti says itself, the new Artemis targets a bunch of SUVs from Bentley, Lamborghini to Maserati. The company expects advantages that the British model might get for being the first to be offered in the market. On its launch in Beijing, the Artemis is expected to face the Urus from Lamborghini and the EXP9F from Bentley. However, since both of these SUVs don’t come until 2-3 years on the market the Eterniti Artemis has quite some probability to become the top dog on the market!