We covered the Trident Iceni back in 2011, but after a few false starts, now the manufacturer claims ‘the world’s most fuel-efficient diesel sports car’ is actually ready for customer deliveries.
The Iceni mates a diesel engine with torque multiplication technology, which the company says enables it to achieve 68.9mpg at 70mph – at just 980 rpm.
The Iceni has a top speed of over 190mph and the ability to run for 2,000 miles on a single tank of diesel. In addition to mineral diesel, the Iceni has the ability to run on 100% biodiesel (either used cooking oil (UCO), virgin rapeseed, linseed, palm, soya bean oil, kerosene and paraffin).
Trident also claims that the Iceni has particle emissions and NOx levels below Euro 6 standards.
Two additional models to the Iceni range have been announced, the Iceni Magna (fastback) and the Iceni Venturer (estate).
Phil Bevan, designer and founder of Trident said, “The Trident cars deliver incredible speed and performance combined with outstanding fuel efficiency, achieved through our unique torque multiplication technology. It is widely believed that horsepower delivers power, speed and fuel efficiency, but it is in fact torque that matters. Using this technology in a road car increases fuel efficiency by up to 20%. Trident has patented a unique way of utilising torque multiplication to improve performance and efficiency.”
The three Iceni sports cars are available to buy globally with prices starting from £96,000.
We’re awaiting a drive, we’ll report back soon…