Trident Iceni diesel sports car claims supercar speed with supermini fuel economy

Trident Iceni diesel sports car claims supercar speed with supermini fuel economy

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Trident Performance Vehicles has designed and produced a two-seater sports car that it claims can reach over 320km/h, get from 0-100km/h in under 4 seconds and deliver up to 3L/100km.

The Trident Iceni offers current technology that is available now which reduces fuel consumption and therefore reduces emissions.

It’s a diesel sports car and if you’re able to obtain any kind of biodiesel, this can be used without any invalidation of warranty, adjustment to the engine or affect on performance.

Its fuel economy is achieved through technology called torque multiplication and it can be applied to all diesel cars (the popularity of which is growing year on year versus petrol cars), buses, lorries and trains. It’s available now, requires no further research and development and can make an immediate difference to the amount of emissions diesel vehicles produce. In short, Trident has the solution to what we’re told is a huge problem.

So serious is the concern about carbon reduction, the UK Government affiliates itself with a number of organisations that exist to provide grants to people and/or companies that can contribute to or offer a solution, all of which refused to give any grants to Trident.

The team at Trident have invested £2.3m (NZ$6 million) in the project which has enabled the completion of all the development needed to get the Iceni into production. They’re now seeking funds to make this happen and satisfy their growing bank of customers.

Trident claim that a 4.1L/100km at a constant 110km/h fuel economy figure was the first recorded test at Millbrook Proving Ground. Trident says the figure naturally improves at lower speeds — and at 50km/h, Trident’s initial tests returned the highlight 3L/100km figure.

The Trident Iceni is a traditional grand tourer which it claims with a full tank of diesel, you can expect to travel around 3200km without needing to fill up.

The boot has space for luggage and golf clubs — enough for a two week holiday.

The chassis is made from stainless steel and is guaranteed against corrosion for 100 years and the body is made from composite and can therefore never rust or degrade.

Trident Iceni — specification

On the road price £75,000.00 (NZ$195,500)

0-100 km/h
3.7 seconds

Top speed
320km/h+

At constant 110km/h
4.1L/100km+

Wheelbase (mm)
2650

Front track (mm)
1650

Rear track (mm)
1690

Overall length (mm)
4200

Overall width (mm)
1950

Overall height (mm)
122

Kerb weight (kgs)
1480

Engine 6.6 TD V8

Max power
550bhp@3800rpm

Max torque
1280Nm@1800rpm

Specific output
83bhp per litre

Power to weight ratio
402bhp per tonne

Installation
Longitudinal, front, rear-wheel-drive, rear gearbox

Construction
Alloy heads and iron block

Valve gear
4 per cylinder

Ignition and fuel
Bosch sequential injection, fly-by-wire throttle

Gearbox type
8-speed automatic

Final drive
2.56

Suspension
Front & rear double wishbones, coil springs, anti- roll bar

Steering
Rack & pinion, power assisted, 2.7 turns lock to lock to lock

Brakes front dia (mm)
365

Brakes rear dia (mm)
320

Wheels front
20″ x 9.5″

Wheels rear
20″ x 11″

Tyres front
255 x 35 x 20

Tyres rear
335 x 30 x 20

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Trident Performance Vehicles has designed and produced a two-seater sports car that it claims can reach over 320km/h, get from 0-100km/h in under 4 seconds and deliver up to 3L/100km.

The Trident Iceni offers current technology that is available now which reduces fuel consumption and therefore reduces emissions.

It’s a diesel sports car and if you’re able to obtain any kind of biodiesel, this can be used without any invalidation of warranty, adjustment to the engine or affect on performance.

Its fuel economy is achieved through technology called torque multiplication and it can be applied to all diesel cars (the popularity of which is growing year on year versus petrol cars), buses, lorries and trains. It’s available now, requires no further research and development and can make an immediate difference to the amount of emissions diesel vehicles produce. In short, Trident has the solution to what we’re told is a huge problem.

So serious is the concern about carbon reduction, the UK Government affiliates itself with a number of organisations that exist to provide grants to people and/or companies that can contribute to or offer a solution, all of which refused to give any grants to Trident.

The team at Trident have invested £2.3m (NZ$6 million) in the project which has enabled the completion of all the development needed to get the Iceni into production. They’re now seeking funds to make this happen and satisfy their growing bank of customers.

Trident claim that a 4.1L/100km at a constant 110km/h fuel economy figure was the first recorded test at Millbrook Proving Ground. Trident says the figure naturally improves at lower speeds — and at 50km/h, Trident’s initial tests returned the highlight 3L/100km figure.

The Trident Iceni is a traditional grand tourer which it claims with a full tank of diesel, you can expect to travel around 3200km without needing to fill up.

The boot has space for luggage and golf clubs — enough for a two week holiday.

The chassis is made from stainless steel and is guaranteed against corrosion for 100 years and the body is made from composite and can therefore never rust or degrade.

Trident Iceni — specification

On the road price £75,000.00 (NZ$195,500)

0-100 km/h
3.7 seconds

Top speed
320km/h+

At constant 110km/h
4.1L/100km+

Wheelbase (mm)
2650

Front track (mm)
1650

Rear track (mm)
1690

Overall length (mm)
4200

Overall width (mm)
1950

Overall height (mm)
122

Kerb weight (kgs)
1480

Engine 6.6 TD V8

Max power
550bhp@3800rpm

Max torque
1280Nm@1800rpm

Specific output
83bhp per litre

Power to weight ratio
402bhp per tonne

Installation
Longitudinal, front, rear-wheel-drive, rear gearbox

Construction
Alloy heads and iron block

Valve gear
4 per cylinder

Ignition and fuel
Bosch sequential injection, fly-by-wire throttle

Gearbox type
8-speed automatic

Final drive
2.56

Suspension
Front & rear double wishbones, coil springs, anti- roll bar

Steering
Rack & pinion, power assisted, 2.7 turns lock to lock to lock

Brakes front dia (mm)
365

Brakes rear dia (mm)
320

Wheels front
20″ x 9.5″

Wheels rear
20″ x 11″

Tyres front
255 x 35 x 20

Tyres rear
335 x 30 x 20

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