Ok, so it isn’t flashy, just nice clean lines and a monster under the hood. It’s the new Trident Iceni, a two-seat sports car boasting a 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM that will launch you from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. The company, Trident Performance Vehicles based in the UK, says computer calculations suggest a top speed of 230 mph, and a range of approximately 1000 miles.
The car’s chassis is stainless steel throughout, forming what the company says is a complete safety cell around the occupants against front and side impact. Rollover protection is supplied by a central spine configuration that is said to have the highest torsional rigidity of any car tested. Trident guarantees the car for life against corrosion.
While the engine is located behind the center line of the front axle, the 8-speed automatic gearbox is located in the rear of the car, and is controlled by paddle shifts behind the steering wheel. Seats are fixed and there’s an electrically adjusted pedal box and steering column. Four oculight removable roof panels complete this biodiesel, rear wheel drive beauty.
The company says it is now taking advance orders for the car, that may cost up to $120,000. Will it be available in America?