The British aftermarket specialists at Eterniti have recently announced that the first Artemis crossover has been sold at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.
Eterniti Motors said that besides the single Artemis sold at the Asian event last month, five orders for the luxurious crossover have been received from Chinese buyers, for the standard model, which has been priced at 340,000 USD plus taxes. Eterniti Motors might be on to something here and this is actually the first step into meeting its sales target for this year, which has been set at 30-40 units of the Artemis.
The Eterniti Artemis was officially presented to the public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, in autumn, under a different name, the Hemera, and it’s basically a Porsche Cayenne based crossover, being described by its creators as the “world’s first super SUV”. The Eterniti Artemis can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 180 mph. The Artemis is equipped with the 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the Porsche Cayenne, which has been tweaked in order to develop a total output of 591 BHP and 553 lb-ft of torque.