Former Formula One driver Johnny Herbert and ex-Jaguar engineer Alastair Macqueen will spearhead car development for new British manufacturer, Eterniti Motors.
The London-based carmaker has also revealed more details about the first model it will produce. Called the Hemera, Eterniti describes it as ‘the world’s first Super-SUV, providing new levels of luxury, space and performance in an SUV to create a new niche’.
The Hemera – which will be shown at the Frankfurt motor show as a prototype and is expected to go on sale next year – will be a compact 4x4 but will also feature a limousine-like rear cabin, including twin reclining seats, iPads and a drinks chiller. It is expected to have a price tag of about £150,000.
The car uses elements of other vehicles in its underpinnings, although the firm has not named the model used as a base yet. It is based on the latest generation of the best large SUV platform available, which will undergo a chassis-up rebuild, with a new, repackaged interior, carbon-composite body panels and additional performance.