Trident Iceni, a biodiesel-powered supercar, would get 57 mpg for just ?75,000
Trident Performance Vehicles is the latest small volume company to enter the sportscar market with the Trident Iceni two seater sportscar. At first glance it isn't much to look at but when you dig into the statistics, it becomes apparent this vehicle could be very much in demand.
It is powered by a 100% biodiesel engine which pumps out 550bhp and a massive 950lb/ft of torque, it allows the sportscar to propel from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds and it can reach a top speed of over 200mph. You may be thinking there is nothing special about these figures, but when you consider it can do an impressive 70 miles per gallon (108mpg at 30mph) along with a total of 2000 uninterrupted miles on as full tank of diesel, it becomes apparent this model is worth taking note of.
The single picture that has been released of the model's exterior shows little to be excited about, there are certainly hints of TVR inspiration there, but the interior looks superb. The smooth, refined and clean look we see inside this model reminds me only of the interiors found on the extravagant concept cars the world's manufacturers produce.
A price tag of ?75,000 could prove to be a stumbling block for the Trident Iceni. See full details in the press release below.
Source: Trident Performance Vehicles
I think this is outstanding, it's the concept of an ideal car, in my opinion.
$75,000 puts most people out of the market even if it were to get 100 mpg.
You can buy a pretty good and fuel efficient vehicle for $30,000 and have $45,000 left over for gas and you can drive a long ways and many years on $45,000 worth of gas. If you bought it just for the fuel savings, you would be dead long before you ever could break even.
I'm not particularly excited with this car, but with the concept of its engine. I don't know if meets EPA values, I don't if it's environment friendly. I'm just happy to know that an engine like this one is finally (or it will be) on production. It's just a beginning of a new era, I hope so.