British sports car brand Trident announced yesterday the availability of its flagship Iceni sports car.
The company states the Iceni is the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sports car.
With a top speed in excess of over 190 mph and the ability to run for 2000 miles on a single tank of mineral or bio-diesel, said Trident, the Iceni uses torque multiplication technology to achieve this unique combination of speed, power & fuel efficiency.
Unfortunately, the company did not back its claims by releasing fuel consumption numbers or even the capacity of the fuel tank.
Two new models to the Iceni range were also unveiled, the Iceni Magna (fastback) & Iceni Venturer (wagon). Trident declared all three models boast the same impressive spec, each with its own distinctive design; in addition, the cars can store a minimum of two suitcases, as well as two carry on, making a 2000-mile road trip a reality.
“The Trident cars deliver incredible speed & performance combined with outstanding fuel efficiency, achieved through our unique torque multiplication technology,” said Phil Bevan, designer & founder of Trident.
No, the company did not either explain its torque multiplication technology.
It is widely believed that horsepower delivers power, speed & fuel efficiency, but it is in fact torque that matters, said Trident. Using this technology in a road car increases fuel efficiency by up to 20 percent. Trident has patented a unique way of utilizing torque multiplication to improve performance and efficiency, which has been incorporated into all their sports cars.
The British designed Trident sports cars can be built to specific customer spec.
Trident stated the three Iceni sports cars are available to buy globally with prices starting from £96,000. With limited availability and a pre-launch waiting list, the three models are, according to the manufacturer, already in high demand across the globe.
In the spec sheet published with the press release, the manufacturer said the Iceni is powered by a 6.6 liter Turbo Diesel V8 producing 395 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of Torque. 0-60mph would take 3.7 seconds. Different engine tuning part of the track pack option brings the power to 660 horsepower and 1050 pound-feet of Torque.