There’s a new supercar on the way – and it looks like this one could call into question what we learn in mechanic courses about just how much horsepower one car can wield! This beast isn’t coming from Lamborghini, Ferrari or even Bugatti. It’s made by the aptly-named California-based upstart, Trion Supercars.
It’s called the Nemesis and according to Trion, the vehicle boasts 2,000 horsepower, eight speed sequential transmission and a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. At least these are the much-hyped specs of the racing version – the Nemesis N1-RR. The Nemesis ER, on the other hand, is a hybrid and Trion claims its dual electric motors and turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder gasoline engine combine to produce 1,200 horsepower. And apparently, there are four more cars bearing the Nemesis name on their way into production.
New Company Making Waves
Trion only set up shop in 2012 and plans to have their various supercars out by 2016. According to their website, they plan to challenge European dominance in the world of luxury cars by building vehicles that are meant “to be driven, not just admired” and are tailored to the “mid to very-high-end market.”
That last claim is a bit of an understatement. The projected sticker price put forward by Trion for the Nemesis is a million dollars, but many auto bloggers and other experts anticipate that this estimate will increase by the time the cars hit the streets – just like the cost of the Hennessey Venom F5 and SSC Tuatara did. One thing’s for sure: there should be plenty of auto sales college graduates clamouring to make a commission off this one.
Should We Believe the Hype?
It looks like the Nemesis is set to kick the automotive careers of its creators into high gear, provided it lives up to the hype – or more specifically, meets the claims the company is making. 2,000 horsepower, to put things in perspective, is triple the speed of the Lamborghini Aventador, so this is quite an ambitious first step for a new car company.
The initial prototypes should be ready by this coming February, and the company is keeping fans updated on their progress. This means we should have a good idea soon enough if they’re on the path to achieving the rather lofty goals they’ve set for themselves.
If they do succeed, this will up the ante when it comes to luxury sports cars and propel the need for speed so many car lovers and drivers already have to the next level.
Are you excited about the Trion Nemesis? Do you think it will meet expectations? Let us know what you think.