With the debut of its titivated Cayenne – the Eterniti Hemera – at Frankfurt, Eterniti has revealed plans for a ‘High Performance’ car that could go racing.
We’re really not sure what to make of Eterniti Motors. They touted themselves as a new car company, yet all we’ve seen so far is the Gemballa-esque Eterniti Hemera, a titivated and be-jewelled Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
But lurking in the pile of photos Eterniti sent us to mark the début of the Hemera at Frankfurt (we’ll get round to rounding that up[ soon) were a couple of drawings of a generic-looking supercar.
The only mention in the blurb accompanying the new photos was the reference to a ‘High Performance’ car Eterniti plan which “…could form the basis of a racing programme.”
We’re still convinced that if Eterniti were actually planning any sort of ground-up, new car they’d have left too many tracks to hide it, so we must assume their ‘High performance’ car will also be based on a donor car.
We’ve already speculated that Eterniti may re-body the Panamera to deliver a sleeker, perhaps more Italian-looking super-saloon, but the drawing at the top would indicate that’s not in the mix yet.
We also don’t think there are enough donor Carrera GTs left to do a Gemballa on those, so perhaps Eterniti are thinking about doing a custom body and interior based on a Porsche 911 Turbo? Which would make sense.
The 911 is a real Marmite car, with looks only a Porsche nut truly loves. But what it does have is incredible performance and pretty much bullet-proof mechanicals. A flowing, Italian design body with a complete custom interior could be enormously appealing.
Frankly, we don’t have a clue if a 911 Turbo given a complete makeover is in Eterniti’s plans, but we can see the sense.
We’re just not sure Porsche will.