Trident Iceni arrives as the fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sports car in the world

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 2, 2014

Trident has just unveiled the Iceni, a vehicle that promises to be the fastest and most fuel-efficient diesel sports car in the world. Taking a look as the press release and seeing that the sports car is powered by a 6.6-liter Turbo Diesel V8 engine that delivers 395 bhp and 700 lbs ft (950 Nm) of torque, we believe that it has great chances.

Bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Trident Iceni GT accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 190 mph or 305 km/h. What’s more interesting is that the vehicle has a range of 2000 miles (3120 km) on a single tank of mineral or bio-diesel. The vehicle uses Alcon 400 mm steel ventilated discs at the front and 380 mm steel vented discs at the rear, both with 6 pot Alcon calipers.

As standard, the Iceni GT comes with Pro Flex fixed damper fast road shocks with Eibach springs, tilt and slide steering column, PAS, air con, electric windows, specially designed heated/electric seats wrapped in Alcantara and leather, CD/DAB receiver with MP3 and Bluetooth.

As an option, Trident offers the Premium Pack for 2,700 pounds ($4,500), which includes a heated front screen that allows a rapid defogging and defrosting, carbon interior and electric seating.

For 11,300 pounds ($19,000) you can get the Performance Pack, which boosts the engine to 430 bhp and 950 lbs of torque, a new long range differential that gives better acceleration, gas discharge headlights and a rear carbon air diffuser for extra down force.

The Lux Pack is priced at 7,000 pounds ($11,) and comes with heated door mirrors, diamond cut wheel spokes, tinted roof lenses, roof panel storage bags, roof blinds, heated seats, laser cut two-tone Alcantara and leather interior, 4 piece luggage set and a new Clarion NX702E 2-DIN DVD/CD/MP3 Multimedia station with built in Sat Nav and 7” HD resolution display.

The Track Pack is priced at 30,875 pounds ($52,000) and increases the engine output to an impressive 660 bhp and 1050 lbs of torque. Moreover, the Track Pack adds an upgraded differential, intercooler as well as larger performance turbo charger and pipework. In addition, there is a new race spec suspension, performance race clutch, paddle shift gearbox and new carbon ceramic brakes.

If you want just the Carbon Ceramic brake upgrade, this costs 15,500 pounds. Trident also unveiled two new models to the Iceni range: the Iceni Magna (fastback) and the Iceni Venturer.

These vehicles boast a distinctive look and incorporate over 30 bespoke, designed and manufactured components such as the oculight roof and the independent control of each car seat. The three Iceni sports cars are available to buy globally with prices starting from £96,000 or $160,000.

Daniel Monaghan, co-founder of Trident said, “We have worked extremely hard to reach this point & the whole Trident team is thrilled to be bringing the world’s most fuel-efficient diesel sports cars to market.”

Phil Bevan, designer & founder of Trident said, “The Trident cars deliver incredible speed & performance combined with outstanding fuel efficiency, achieved through our unique torque multiplication technology.” [source: Trident]

Topics: diesel, sports car

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