Ever heard of of the Trion Supercar group? Me neither, until very recently. This American firm plans to add its name to the very exclusive club of hypercar manufacturers when it’s Nemesis N1-RR model debuts early next year.
To challenge the likes of Ferrari’s LaFerrari, McLaren’s P1, and Porsche’s 918 the new automaker has developed the Trion Nemesis range, headed up by the N1-RR.
The composite and alloy based model boasts a 1 492 kW (2 000 bhp), twin-turbocharged V8 motor that sends power to all four wheels via an eight-speed sequential transmission. Thanks to that power and grip equation Trion claims a 0-100 km/h time of 2,8 seconds, and courtesy of active aerodynamics top speed is quoted as “over 467 km/h”.
The latter will presumably be achieved in the car’s “Predator” mode, which according to the company’s site will activate body panels for aerodynamics as well initiate changes in ride height, suspension, exhaust, rev limits, and interior lighting.
But the Nemeis isn’t the only car in the new firms portfolio as explained by Trion CEO Rich Patterson: “To complement the previously announced 2015 Nemesis N1-RR (Race) model, we are formally announcing the formation of a complete line of limited-production variants of the Nemesis.”
Among these will be there Nemesis N1-GT, with a mere 1 044 kW (1 400 bhp). To show an eco-friendly side there is also the Nemesis N1-ER, an electric hybrid model with a 900 kW dual electric motor set-up coupled with a turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine.
There is also an all-electric Nemesis N1-E with 746 kW and a two-speed clutch-less gearbox at each wheel that helps propel it to over 300 km/h.
The California-based automaker was founded in 2012 and it has one objective “to design, engineer, assemble, market & sell advanced supercars for the mid-to-very-high-end market segments. TSC is a challenger to European dominance of the prestigious exotic super car category.“