Historic British car manufacturer Trident is to reveal an all-new car, the Iceni, at Salon Privé 2012 next month.
The Iceni boasts all the required statistics for a £75,000 GT. It produces 430bhp, sprints from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and can reach nearly 200mph. However, the Iceni is unique in being offered solely with a diesel engine.
The Iceni’s huge 6.6-litre diesel is front-mid mounted, to aid weight distribution. Along with 430bhp, 950lb ft of torque is also available, produced at ‘under 3250rpm’. Furthermore, Trident is to offer a power upgrade, offering 660bhp and 1050lb ft of torque. The Iceni will run on bio diesel, palm oil and linseed oil.
The Iceni has been tuned so that 70mph can be achieved with the engine running at only 980rpm. A constant cruise at this speed will yield 68.9mpg and a theoretical range of over two thousand miles. Flexibility should be maintained at this low engine speed with 700lb ft of torque still on offer.
Orders for the Trident Iceni will be taken when it makes its debut at Salon Prive from 5th-7th September.