Supercars boasting incredible horsepower aren’t anything new in the auto industry, but very few automakers have actually managed to live up to expectations. But that’s what Trion Supercars is promising with the Nemesis, an exotic that vows to join the ranks of 1,000-horsepower hypercars such as the Bugatti Veyron and the Koenigsegg One:1 and take things up a notch. Who is this Trion Supercars we are talking about? Well, it’s a brand-new boutique builder that surfaced in Orange County, California with the sole purpose of creating the most powerful production car in the world. Quite ambitious for a small venture that has no experience whatsoever, but we have to give Trion credit for aiming so high. in such an exclusive segment.

The recipe is pretty simple. Design a unique body, bolt it onto a lightweight platform, stuff it with a twin-turbo powerplant and sell it to the wealthiest people in the world. It worked for both Bugatti and Koenigsegg, but does Trion have what it takes to deliver a world-class hypercar? On paper, the Nemesis is an insanely powerful vehicle that can deliver up to 2,000 ponies, but we won’t find out whether Trion has the ability to transfer its idea from the drawing board to reality until 2016.

Meanwhile, let’s have a look at what this American supercar aims to achieve.

Updated 10/28/2014: Trin Supercar announced that its brand new Nemesis supercar will be put into production in 2016. The model will be offered in four versions, with power going up to an amazing 2,000 horsepower in the RR version. The company is also developing a hybrid and an electric version. Details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the Trion Nemesis.

  • 2017 Trion Nemesis
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    8 Speed Sequential
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    2000
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    270 mph
  • Price:
    1000000
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Exterior

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Trion Supercars does have a pretty radical design befitting of an exotic that produces up to 2,000 horsepower

For a niche company that doesn’t have nearly the experience as the Bugattis and Koenigseggs of the world, Trion Supercars does have a pretty radical design befitting of an exotic that produces up to 2,000 horsepower. The sharp lines are present, and the front end looks really mean, and those aggressive headlights serve as a nice jumping point of the Nemesis’ aggressive appearance. Trion’s use of lightweight carbon fiber with Inconel super-alloy elements also makes the car really light.

Likewise, the large wheel arches on the rear exude a masculine presence about the Nemesis; as if to say that it can stand toe-to-toe with the big boys of the market. Active aerodynamic elements are also present front and rear, enabling the Nemesis to be driven in more than one way. These types of luxury supercars need to deliver on both the street and the track, and Trion is aiming to provide its customers with a lightning-fast and stiff racer for the course and a comfortable cruiser for city streets in one package.

Interior

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Trion promises to equip the Nemesis with an interior that blends "cutting-edge technology with reduced volumes to optimize the space"

Trion promises to equip the Nemesis with an interior that blends "cutting-edge technology with reduced volumes to optimize the space." The only rendering released as of October 2014 shows a relatively simple cockpit with a wrap-around driver’s compartment that reminds me of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Its most unique feature is the button-free center console, which is fitted with a flat panel that provides access to vehicle programming, apps, internet and much more. A "Predator Mode" modifies interior illumination, vehicle height, and exhaust and rev limits is included among the Nemesis’ unique features.

Another exclusive feat Trion promises to offer is the ability to accommodate tall drivers. That’s a serious issue among supercar manufacturers, but Trion seems to have found a way to accommodate drivers that are up to seven feet tall comfortably.

There’s no mentioning of actual luxury amenities, but the cockpit should be covered in acres of leather and Alcantara with carbon fiber and aluminum inserts if we are to believe Trion’s claims of an "advanced ultra-luxury" interior being readied for the Nemesis.

Drivetrain

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The piece de resistance of the Nemesis lineup is the RR. Powered by a twin-turbo V-8, the RR promises to deliver over 2,000 horsepower, a figure that will make it the most powerful production car ever built

Trion has big plans for the Nemesis’ motivation and is readying no less than four different powertrains. The base model, dubbed Nemesis E, comes with an all-wheel independent drive system backed by a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery and regenerative braking technology. The drivetrain is said to generate more than 1,000 horsepower, which will travel to the wheels through a two-speed, clutchless gearbox. Top speed for the Nemesis E is rated at 190 mph.

Next in line is the Nemesis ER, also a zero-emission supercar, which is motivated by a two electric motors coupled with a hybrid system. Specifics are still under wraps, but Trion says output will sit in the 1,200-horsepower range.

Things become even powerful with the Nemesis GT, which hides a twin-turbo, V-8 engine under its hood. The eight-banger gets a seven-speed sequential gearbox and 1,400 ponies. Performance numbers include a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 218 mph. While the GT’s top speed is nothing to sneeze at, the 0-to-60 mph benchmark is rather unimpressive considering the 1,400 horses reaching the wheels.

The piece de resistance of the Nemesis lineup is the RR. Also powered by a twin-turbo V-8, the RR promises to deliver over 2,000 horsepower, a figure that will make it the most powerful production car ever built. Unlike the GT, the RR gets an eight-speed sequential gearbox and superior performance numbers. The 60-mph mark is achieved in 2.8 seconds, while top speed is estimated at more than 270 mph. Although the RR is 0.2 seconds slower than the current-generation Bugatti Veyron, that 270-mph top speed makes the Nemesis a candidate for the world’s fastest production vehicle in history.

Drivetrain/Specifications

Model Nemesis RR Nemesis GT Nemesis ER Nemesis E
Engine Twin Turbo Charged V-8 Engine Twin Turbo V-8 Engine Dual electric motors coupled with Hybrid system All wheel independent drive system
Horsepower Over 2,000 HP 1,400 HP 1,200 HP 1,000 HP
0–60 mph 2.8 seconds 3.5 seconds - -
Top Speed 270 MPH + 218 MPH - 190 MPH
Transmission 8 Speed Sequential 7 Speed Sequential Transmission - Two speed clutchless gearbox
Body/chassis Lightweight Carbon fibre with Inconel elements Lightweight Composite body reinforced with inconel elements - -

Prices

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There’s no pricing information as of October 2014 and we’re still at least two years away from getting some official info, as the Nemesis isn’t scheduled to go into production until 2016. However, it’s safe to assume Trion will be charging at least $1 million for the entry-level E model and likely more than $2.5 million for the extreme RR version.

Competition

Bugatti Veyron

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The Veyron is the undisputed leader of the hypercar segment. It’s currently the record holder for the fastest production car at 267.85 mph, it has one of biggest engines out there, it is highly customizable, and comes with a hefty price tag. Motivating the Veyron is a 8.0-liter, W-16 engine rated at 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. The oomph is enough to send it flying from naught to 60 in only 2.6 seconds, quicker than anything Trion promises to offer.

These numbers are expected to improve by the time the Nemesis arrives, as Bugatti is already working on a second-generation Veyron. It’s unclear whether or not the new hypercar will sport a hybrid drivetrain, but power is expected to exceed the 1,500-pony mark.

Koenigsegg One:1

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Koenigsegg is planning on breaking a few records with the Agera R and One:1.

Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the One:1 draws its name from its perfect one horsepower per one kilogram ratio (1,360 PS/1,360 kg). Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter, V-8 engine, the One:1 has 1,340 horsepower and 1,011 pound feet of torque at its disposal. The supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and Koenigsegg claims it can reach a top speed of 248 mph. The latter benchmark has yet to be tested officially.

Loosely based on the Agera S, the One:1 is also Koenigsegg’s most track-focused vehicle, lacking the trunk capacity offered with previous supercars. Koenigsegg will build only six One:1 units, all of which have been already sold for a cool $2.4 million each.

Conclusion

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Granted, the Trion Nemesis sounds very promising. Four different drivetrains, a unique exterior design, and a luxurious interior are all feats that could pose a threat to established supercar manufacturers such as Bugatti and Koenigsegg. On the other hand, the fact that Trion is a newcomer to the industry prevents me from formulating a proper conclusion. Sure, a 2,000-horsepower supercar is big news, but the Nemesis has yet to become more than just a rendering as of this writing. Hopefully the company will showcase a prototype or a concept car soon enough. It’s the only way those exciting claims can gain some credibility.

  • Leave it
    • * No prototype tested as of 2014
    • * Very expensive
    • * Inexperienced manufacturer

Press Release

Boasting over 2000hp from a twin turbo V8, the Trion Nemesis is not to be questioned. It even has a ’Predator Mode’, which we imagine will suit your driving style down to a tee!

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The Trion Story

Trion Supercars (TSC) is a California based Automotive Technology Company. TSC was founded by a team of passionate automotive designers, motor sport innovators and technologists. Trion’s objective is to design, engineer, assemble, market & sell advanced supercars for the mid-to-very-high-end market segments. We utilize the latest engineering technologies from various industries to combine power, aesthetics, safety and comfort. TSC intends to challenge European dominance of the prestigious exotic supercar category.

The Nemesis Story

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Hand-crafted by skilled artisans in America, Trion SuperCars has developed an advanced ultra-luxury, high performance line of vehicles designed around the driver. We provide the excitement throughout the vehicle design. The exterior lines are flawless from the front growl to the captivating tail configuration. The interior packaging will comfortably accommodate 96th percentile (6’4′′) drivers in all models.

The Nemesis cabin offers a unique blend of cutting-edge technology with reduced volumes to optimize the space. Digital flat panel controls provide access to the latest internet crazes while masking the core function of vehicle programming. The displays provide access to program the Nemesis power train as well as a few predefined operating options. The “Predator Mode” will modify interior illumination, height, suspension, exhaust and rev limits. TSC has designed the vehicle to be driven not just admired. The rear trunk was specifically developed to accommodate golf clubs or luggage so owners do not have to car swap for different functions. Equipped with active aero-dynamics that are programmable to suit the drivers mood!

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