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 |  Apr 01 2013, 7:31 AM

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While Americans are currently enjoying the debut of the 2014 Hyundai Equus at the 2013 New York Auto Show, residents of South Korea are being treated to a special edition of the current Hyundai Equus.

French fashion house Hermes teamed up with Hyundai to create a one-of-a-kind Equus, with the Korean automaker undoubtedly trying to attract a more luxurious group of consumers. Starting with a long-wheelbase model of the Equus, Hermes gave the exterior subtle changes and was behind the design of the entire ultra-lux interior.

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According to Hyundai, the project took two years to come to fruition, with designers and researchers working hard on helping build a “modern premium” car. Over 20 items were made specifically for the interior of the Equus and all were hand-made by Hermes employees. Multiple choices of leather were chosen by the fashion house including crocodile leather that lines the door panels. Of course, if you’re familiar with Hermes products, that’s the leather that it’s famous for.

The rear center console features a folding table equipped with four cup holders in addition to a water bottle compartment and a large storage space for a travel blanket.

A total of three of these specials vehicles have been built, but none will be for sale any time soon. Hyundai’s goal is to help build the luxury in its brand by teaming up with the European designer and showing off the Equus.

GALLERY: Hyundai Equus by Hermes

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