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)
At constant 110km/h
Front track (mm)
Rear track (mm)
Overall length (mm)
Overall width (mm)
Overall height (mm)
Kerb weight (kgs)
Engine 6.6 TD V8
83bhp per litre
Power to weight ratio
402bhp per tonne
Longitudinal, front, rear-wheel-drive, rear gearbox
Alloy heads and iron block
4 per cylinder
Ignition and fuel
Bosch sequential injection, fly-by-wire throttle
Front & rear double wishbones, coil springs, anti- roll bar
Rack & pinion, power assisted, 2.7 turns lock to lock to lock
Brakes front dia (mm)
Brakes rear dia (mm)
20″ x 9.5″
20″ x 11″
255 x 35 x 20
335 x 30 x 20