Trion Supercars’ Nemesis Out in January 2016

California-based company Trion Supercars will launch its Koenigsegg One:1-rivalling Nemesis in January 2016. Currently under development, the Nemesis is hoping to put an end to the European dominance in the hypercar market.

Company founder Rich Patterson has spent 29 years doing everything from designing Chrysler minivan seats to helping plan the interior of the Tesla Model S. In 2012, he founded Trion and the Nemesis will be the company’s first ever production car and will be powered by a 9.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, developing 2 000 bhp.

Power will be transmitted to the road via an eight-speed sequential gearbox, cracking the sprint from 0 to 100kmh in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is yet to be verified but Trion claims it will be in excess of 434kmh, on a par with the Koenigsegg’s claimed 439kmh and ahead of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s verified 431kmh and is likely to cost a little less than N$11 million.

With these speeds, active aero is basically a necessity, so moveable bits up front and in back are designed to optimise stability while cutting drag as much as possible.

To help put such a power output, the Nemesis will be four-wheel drive. It is underpinned by a lightweight carbonfibre monocoque featuring a pushrod-based suspension system and carbon ceramic brakes. Judging by the shape, aerodynamics will be a key factor in the speed.

The Nemesis will also be fitted with active aero and a ‘Predator mode’, which when selected by the driver, modifies interior lighting, stiffens the suspension, lowers ride height and gives a more raucous exhaust note.

The debut model will be handcrafted from carbon fibre in America, with the manufacturer claiming the interior will be fitted with ‘cutting-edge technology’. Images of the inside show a minimalist layout and a McLaren-style central touchpad control screen.

Trion is also quick to boast about the Nemesis’ practicality, claiming the boot can easily accommodate golf clubs and luggage. However, as prototype models won’t be built until February 2015, it’s too early to back up most of these claims.

Production is set to start in January 2016, with a run of 50 models being built initially, depending on customer demand.

Source : The Namibian