Now I know that there is the trifling matter of £96,000, but just bear with me – here’s why we should all bag ourselves a Trident.
First of all it will last your lifetime, however long that may be. The composite bodywork and infinitely repairable stainless steel chassis are going to be around pretty much forever.
Second, it is safe. Unlike so many of these low-volume sports cars, it will have all mod-cons such as ABS and airbags. That was something beyond the chaps at TVR, but Trident boss Phil Bevan believes that everything is possible with proper engineering.
A Trident is not a Ferrari. That’s good because it is different. Whereas you may well pass another Ferrari quite often in some postal districts, chances of seeing another Trident are slim. I’ve only seen a couple and I‘ve been to the factories quite a few times over the years.
I know a Ferrari has a racing pedigree, but the Trident does GT Cup, Brit Car and Dutch Supercars, and that should be good enough for anyone.
Apart from being a car for life, when it comes to green credentials it will run on just about any sort of biodiesel. Not only that, the technology means that every gallon is stretched beyond 50mpg, but unlike your leggy Volkswagen Passat estate oil burner it will do 170mph.