So we all know that there are essentially 4 names that challenge for the “King of Power” Hypercar (one up from a supercar) title. The comfortable and elegant Bugatti Veyron, with it’s 4 turbos and W16 engine, it comfortably and effortlessly propels you into hyper drive with the flex of your bog toe. Along with the Veyron, there is the Hennessey Venom GT that will snap your neck at the thought of acceleration, the uber impressive Koenigsegg One:1 (watch this space for a detailed post about this car) and the SSC Ultimate Aero, which freakishly held the title for the World’s Fastest Production car for a short time until the Veyron rolled up it’s sleeves, went on a slight diet and started digging into the deep valves of potential we all knew it had and reclaimed the title.
The funny thing about all of these cars is that they all play around the 1,000bhp (745kW) range. Yes there are some that might dabble around 1,400bhp, but with that much power (much like spider-man) comes epic responsibility from the tyres, suspension and brakes. The crazy thing about all these cars with that much power is that they all blink to 60mph (100km/h) just under the 3 second mark and they all easily breeze over 220mph (355km/h). So let’s do the maths, +1,000bhp = +220mph (here comes the funny part), what if I told you that you could have a car that weighed in around the same as the above mentioned time twisters, but instead of 1,000bhp, you could get 2,000bhp (1,490kW). NO, physics doesn’t allow it, and if it did, surely no one could afford it!
Well, a company called Trion would beg to differ. Who are Trion you ask? Well they are an American based company who have reported that they will start going into production with their “physics bending beast” the Nemesis, a 2,000bhp Hypercar that has not only been built for to overtake Bugatti Veyrons at full speed, but it will have enough space in the boot for a set of golf clubs or some luggage. To get the car to it’s predicated 270mph (435km/h) top speed, you have to engage what they like to call, “Predator Mode”. This will modify interior illumination, height, suspension, exhaust and rev and power limits as well as punch a hole in the “space time continuum” where you could meet up with Doc and the DeLorean in either the future or the past.
Some specs on the car are;
2000 hp Twin Turbo Charged V8 Engine
0 – 60 in 2.8 seconds
270 MPH + 8 Speed Sequential Transmission
Lightweight Composite body reinforced with inconel elements
Funny how they don’t mention anything about the brakes and fancy tyres that car would need, kind of worrying, but we are sure they are working on it. Hopefully.
OH, one last thing about Trion, if the Nemesis RR is a bit too much for you, they do have a GT version with 1,400bhp as a slower alternative. SCARY!
Here are some renderings of what the car should look like.