Is the Eterniti Hemera Another Tuned Porsche Cayenne?

Diamonds may be forever, but a new British carmaker is trying to one-up the sparkly rocks. London-based Eterniti Motors has released photos of its new luxury SUV, the Hemera, ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut next week. The Hemera appears to be based on the Porsche Cayenne, but Eterniti says that the Hemera will be the “world’s first super-SUV.” We’re not sure if it’s truly super--it appears to be another model in a line of tuned, tweaked, and rebadged Cayennes--but Autocar suggests the vehicle uses quite a few composite body panels in an effort to keep the curb weight at a reasonable figure. Is it super-powered? That remains to be seen. Eterniti says the Hemera will pack 620 hp -- nearly 120 more than a 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo -- but isn’t forthcoming on further technical details. The company also promises four-wheel drive, and a top end of 180 mph -- about 8 mph quicker than a stock Cayenne Turbo. No interior photos have been provided, but the company does claim the Hermera will be packed with a “limousine-like rear cabin.” From what we can tell, that consists of power reclining rear seats, a built-in refrigerator, and integrated Apple iPads for infotainment purposes. The Hemera, which takes its name from the Greek word for day, will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, and -- if all goes according to plan -- will actually see the light of day when production begins in London in early 2012. Source: Eterniti

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