What makes the Iceni range of cars so interesting is the diesel powertrain common to each of them. The powertrain is a turbocharged 6.6-liter V-8 diesel engine, which is mounted up front and spins the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine develops 395 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque￼, and will rocket the Iceni from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Top speed is estimated to be over 190 mph.
Trident says the particular setup makes the Iceni the world’s fastest and most fuel-efficient diesel sports car. The key is a patented method of utilizing torque multiplication to improve performance and efficiency. For example, the Iceni’s engine runs at just 980 revs when the car travels at a constant speed 70 mph, such as cruising on a highway. In this way, it can return an average fuel economy of up to 57.4 mpg and cover a range of more than 2,000 miles on a single tank.
Trident says its trio of Iceni sports cars￼ are available globally, with prices starting from £96,000 (approximately $161,405). The firm boasts that it already has a waiting list for the car.