The Trident Iceni , a brand new British Grand Tourer which promises over 200 mph and more than 100 mpg, will be officially launched at Green-Car-Guide Live!, part of the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power event taking place from 15-17 July 2011 .
The two-seater Iceni has a 6.6-litre V8 turbodiesel-powered engine and can reach over 200 mph, accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds, and potentially deliver more than 100 mpg (early tests showed that the car returned 68.9 mpg at 70 mph). The Iceni can also run on any kind of biodiesel, and it has a range of 2000 miles on a full tank. The excellent fuel economy is achieved through patented technology called torque multiplication.
The Trident Iceni will be on static display for the first time ever at Green-Car-Guide Live! , and it will also be demonstrating its performance on the track in front of tens of thousands of spectators throughout the weekend.
Another unique attraction on the circuit will be the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC (Racing Competition), based on the all-electric Nissan LEAF. First shown at the New York auto show, this will only be the second time it has been driven in public in the UK. It is Nissan’s first electric prototype race car, developed by NISMO (Nissan Motorsport International Co., Ltd.) in Japan, and the first in a development phase leading up to a possible race series.
Visitors to the event will also be able to see the production Nissan LEAF hatchback in the Green-Car-Guide Live! concourse, along with other low emission vehicles from Nissan.
For people who want a car that could achieve over 70 or 80 miles per gallon then Volkswagen will also be showcasing its latest BlueMotion products in the Green-Car-Guide Live! concourse.
The Pageant of Power, incorporating Green-Car-Guide Live!, is based on the Cholmondeley Estate near Crewe, Cheshire, while the first Green-Car-Guide Live! display took place in 2008, the UK’s largest green motor show at the time.
The Green-Car-Guide Live! concourse, situated in the exclusive heart of the Pageant of Power event, will also feature vehicles from manufacturers such as Jaguar , as well cars such as the Oaktec Honda Civic hybrid rally car, with the Oaktec Honda Insight hybrid in action on the rally stage. Other brands on display at the event include BMW , MINI, Ford , Citroen , Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi , and others to be announced soon.
Paul Clarke, founder of Green-Car-Guide.com, says “With such a range of incredible machinery, The Pageant of Power is one of the most entertaining events for families. We wanted to show visitors that their everyday transport can achieve over 70 mpg in the case of the Volkswagen BlueMotion range, or that their vehicle could function without any petrol or diesel at all in the case of the all-electric Nissan LEAF. We will also have a number of vehicles that may provide even more of a surprise, such as the brand new Trident Iceni, and hybrid rally cars.”
Launched in 2006, www.Green-Car-Guide.com is the UK’s original green car news site. It provides information to consumers about the latest green cars in a quality, informed and engaging way, to help them save money on rising fuel prices and CO2 taxation. The site focuses on cars that are best in class in terms of emissions, fuel economy and efficiency, but that are also great to drive. The site includes the Green Car Guide, latest news, road tests, events and special features.
The Pageant is located in the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire , and was created to celebrate power and performance in its many forms. Winning the Best Tourist Event in Cheshire, and drawing in more than 50,000 visitors in 2010, the Pageant of Power has fast gained a reputation that makes early booking essential. Ticket booking details and further event information can be found at www.cpop.co.uk and or by calling the ticket hotline on 01829 772 432. Further information on Green-Car-Guide Live! can be found at www.Green-Car-Guide.com .