What's Wrong With This Picture: The Most Interesting Tuned Cayenne In World Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture the most interesting tuned cayenne in world edition

What does it take for a tuned Porsche Cayenne to be featured at TTAC? It must be nothing less than the most interesting tuned Cayenne in the world. And your eyes don’t deceive you… that’s exactly what you’re looking at. The Eterniti Hemera may or may not have advantages relative to the competition from Mansory, Ruf, Gemballa et al, but its story beats all of them (with the possible exception of Gemballa, er, hollow. Eterniti burst onto the scene when a Twitter squatter managed to spread all kinds of speculation about the company, including that it would use licensed RedBull F1 technology, adding to rampant speculation that the company was somehow associated with Nissan’s Infiniti brand. Of course Bertel Schmitt tracked down the truth, and even though Porsche no longer associates itself with its former dealer and Eterniti founder Kenny Chen, Bertel could have told you nearly a month ago that the Hemera would be a tuned Cayenne. So, though this glorified bodykit of a car may seem like something of a letdown, its strange social-media-parable storyline makes it… the most interesting tuned Cayenne in the world.

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  • StevenJJ StevenJJ on Sep 11, 2011

    From one VAG to another... Seat Leon with an OEM kit the name of which I cannot remember. http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9384/sportsstylingkitforseat.jpg

  • Fabriced28 Fabriced28 on Sep 12, 2011

    There is a real lack of imagination from this tuner, as they steal their name from Infiniti, and the name of their "creation" from a small French manufacturer, that produces the PGO Hemera, a small sportscar. By the way, that last car is a lot more interesting than this Cayenne... it comes from a 356 replica builder that got into an argument with Porsche, and decided to strongly modernize its replica as a consequence, creating something quite outside the box.

  • ToolGuy Here is an interesting graphic, if you're into that sort of thing.
  • ToolGuy Nice website you got there (even the glitches have glitches)
  • Namesakeone Actually, per the IIHS ratings, "Acceptable" is second best, not second worst. The ratings are "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" and "Poor."
  • Inside Looking Out "And safety was enhanced generally via new reversing lamps and turn signals fitted as standard equipment."Did not get it, turn signals were optional in 1954?
  • Lorenzo As long as Grenadier is just a name, and it doesn't actually grenade like Chrysler UltraDrive transmissions. Still, how big is the market for grossly overpriced vehicles? A name like INEOS doesn't have the snobbobile cachet yet. The bulk of the auto market is people who need a reliable, economical car to get to work, and they're not going to pay these prices.