A new British sports car, the Trident Iceni, has been revealed by the new Norfolk based manufacturer, Trident. The company’s ground breaking new sports car has recently been revealed and boasts three body styles and a 108mpg diesel V8.
What powers the Trident Iceni?
The new sports car has been billed as the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sports car, with the company revealing that the machine can manage 190mph and over 100mpg.
These claims come as the vehicle is powered by a 395 brake horse power 6.6 litre V8 turbodiesel engine that is capable of producing 949Nm of torque. This is coupled with a six speed automatic gearbox that can propel the Iceni from a standstill to 60mph in 3.7 seconds before going on to reach a top speed of over 190mph.
The company claims that the vehicle has the ability to return up to 108mph running at a constant 30mph, allowing the car to theoretically cover 2,000 miles in a single 84 litre tank of fuel. The key to this is the tall gearing to make the most of the huge reserves of torque. At 70mph in top gear, the V8 is ticking over at just 980rpm.
The Trident Iceni styling and tech
The three body styles available for the Iceni are the Iceni Manga fastback, the Iceni Venturer estate and the open top Iceni sports car with removable roof panels. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, electric windows, leather trim and a DAB radio with Bluetooth, although buyers can also choose between four optional upgrade packs.
A Track Pack costs £30,875 and ups the power and torque by 660 brake horse power and 1,424Nm, as well as adding an uprated differential, brakes and Eibach race derived suspension to help manage the power. A Performance Pack costs £11,300 and boosts power and torque by 430 brake horse power and 1,288Nm, along with the addition of a carbon fibre rear splitter.
For those wanting more sophistication, the £7,000 Lux Pack adds sat nav, diamond cut alloys, two tone Alcantara and leather upholstery and a four piece luggage set. The cheapest upgrade pack, the Premium Pack, at £2,700 adds a fog resistant coating to the windscreen, carbon interior trim and electric seats. A set of carbon ceramic brakes can also be ordered for £15,500.
Order books for the Trident Iceni are open now, with prices starting from £96,000.