Built-To-Order British Roadster Gets Biodiesel Power

While green cars haven’t quite caught on with the mainstream consumer, wealthy people the world over are making a statement by opting for expensive green cars like the Tesla Roadster. But not everyone wants a quiet EV; some people want the world to shake when they roll through in their sustainably-powered vehicle.

Mean, Green, And Really Freakin’ Fast

For those people, British carmaker Trident is offering the Iceni Grand Tour, with a 6.6 liter turbodiesel, an almost 200 mph top speed, and the ability to run a number of different biofuels.

The two-seater Iceni will be priced from $119,000, but could cost much more depending on what you opt to get with your car. The standard vehicle comes with a custom-built body, a 6.6 liter turbodiesel engine, and a supposed range of 2,000 miles (!!) per tank of fuel.

More Horsepower, More MPGs, Less Emissions

That fuel can range from your standard oil-based diesel, biodiesel, palm oil, linseed oil, and a whole bunch of other sustainably-sourced fuels. The motor provides 430 horsepower and an astounding 700 ft-lbs of torque, and will reportedly deliver up to 69 MPG thanks to the efficient motor and lightweight chassis setup.

Oh, and if you have the cash, you can upgrade the power to 650 ponies and 1,050 ft-lbs of torque. Because if you’re going to go green, you might as well go green and fast if you can afford it, right? One day, someone will make a green biodiesel roadster for the masses.

Until then, I’ll drool over this bad boy for a few more days.

Source: Trident

 

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.