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2014-04-30 09:30

BRITISH SPORTS CAR BEAUTY: The Trident Iceni is capable of travelling over 3000km on a single tank though if you’d like to own this stunning sports car you will have to splash out the equivalent of R1.7-million. Image: Trident

LONDON, England – British luxury automaker Trident has launched its flagship Iceni sports car and called it "the world’s fastest and most fuel-efficient” diesel sports car.

How fast? How far? Trident claims 300km/h+ and THREE THOUSAND kilometres to a tank of mineral or bio-diesel.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Trident Iceni Magna

The automaker explained: "The Iceni uses torque multiplication technology to achieve this unique combination of speed, power and fuel-efficiency" Which means it cruises at very low engine revolutions.

The car is available as the Iceni Magna (fastback) and Iceni Venturer (estate) and is powered  by a 6.6-litre V8 294kW/948Nm turbodiesel driving through a six-speed auto. Trident claims 0-100km/h in 3.7sec and 306km/h.

Phil Bevan, designer and founder of Trident, said: "Trident cars deliver incredible speed, performance and fuel-efficiency, achieved through our unique torque multiplication technology."

The Iceni has a claimed fuel consumption of 4.1 litres/100km. Bevan said the key to the Iceni's range was a combination of low revs and increased torque. For example, at 112km/h the sports car is running at only 980rpm.

LUXURY INTERIOR

Standard kit includes power-assisted steering, aircon, leather sports seats, satnav and digital radio.

A Premium Pack adds a heatable windscreen, carbon-fibre trim, power adjustment for the seats; a Luxury Pack adds heatable external mirrors, a four-piece leather luggage set and an infotainment system with a 17.8cm touchscreen.

The British-designed Iceni has a distinctive look with clean curves and an unusual sculpted rear. Each car can be built to customer specifications.

Co-founder of Trident, Daniel Monaghan, said: “We've worked extremely hard to reach this point and the whole Trident team is thrilled to be bringing the world’s most fuel-efficient diesel sports cars to market.”

The three Iceni sports cars are available to purchase globally with prices starting from R1.7-million. According to Trident, the Iceni is already in high-demand as it will produce a limited number of the bespoke sports cars.

Click here for full specifications and prices!

If you’re reading this in the UK and are interested in buying a Trident sports car please contact Trident direct, sales@trident-vehicles.co.uk or 01760 723866.
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