Trion's Nemesis is a year from production.
Trion, the American supercar manufacturer, have said their 2,000bhp hypercar will go into production in early 2016. It will be the company's first actual production car and carries with it Trion's hopes to end the European monopoly of the market. The Nemesis is four wheel drive by necessity, running a 9 litre twin-turbocharged V8, generating about 2,000bhp, and blazing 0-60mph in under 2.8 seconds. While its top speed is currently unproven, Trion claim the Nemesis is faster than any Bugatti Veyron.
How have Trion made this hypercar a distinctly American creation, though? "Predator Mode", which can be activated to adjust the ride height, suspension, interior lighting and exhaust muffling. If that's got you interested, start saving now. Prices will start at over £600,000.
£1.2 million of stolen cars have been discovered in UK ports.
A multi-agency operation by authorities seized a £1.2 million assortment of stolen vehicles across eight different British ports, in Hull, Grangemouth, Felixtowe, Tilbury, Immingham, Southampton, and London. The would-be cargo was due to be smuggled in container ships all over the world, from the USA to Malaysia.
The 44 vehicle haul included Audis, BMWs, Porsches, Range Rovers and a JCB. 18 of the 44 had been reported stolen from driveways or outside homes, with others simply purchased through finance schemes and not paid for. Deputy Director of the Border Policing Command at the National Crime Agency, Tom Dowdall, stated that operations like this one were under way all across the UK, "Exporting and selling stolen vehicles on the black market is a lucrative business for organised crime groups as they also avoid tax or import duties. We know some groups even pay for drug shipments with cars."
More than 90,000 vehicle thefts took place in the UK in 2013, and it is thought that organised crime groups were responsible for a lot of them. For advice on securing your car, see our blog.