liter diesel V8
lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
hp @ 3100 rpm
lbs per hp
hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Trident Press
Release) Trident Iceni nears production
Vehicles have designed and produced a two-seater sports car that can
reach over 200mph, get from 0-60mph in under 4 seconds and deliver
up to 100mpg*.
Whilst city cars (MEGA City, Ze-O, G-Wiz) work brilliantly for
people who live and work in a city, Trident represent those that
travel on the M1, the M4, the M6 to get to work, people who live in
rural locations and those situations where electric cars are not
(for the time being) viable due to their comparitively short range.
In the meantime, the Trident Iceni offers current technology that is
available now which reduces fuel consumption and therefore reduces
It's a diesel sports car and if you're able to obtain any kind of
biodiesel, this can be used without any invalidation of warranty,
adjustment to the engine or affect on performance.
Their fantastic fuel economy is achieved through technology called
torque multiplication and it can be applied to all diesel cars (the
popularity of which is growing year on year versus petrol cars),
buses, lorries and trains. It's available now, requires no further
research and development and can make an immediate difference to the
amount of emissions diesel vehicles produce. In short, Trident have
the solution to what we're told is a huge problem.
So serious is the concern about carbon reduction, the Government
affiliates itself with a number of organisations that exist to
provide grants to people and/or companies that can contribute to or
offer a solution.
Carbon Trust, EEDA (East of England Development Agency), Carbon
Connections, HGCA (Home Grown Cereals Association), EEMS (Energy
Efficiency in Motor Sport), Energy Savings Trust, Renewables East to
name a few. Trident have applied to all the above mentioned agencies
for grants and have received nothing – not a penny. Not only have
they received no money but have struggled to get reasons for why
they have failed and have been unable to find out who has received
The team at Trident have invested £2.3m in the project which has
enabled the completion of all the development needed to get the
Iceni into production. They're now seeking funds to make this happen
and satisfy their growing bank of customers.
*68.9mph at a constant 70mph was the first recorded test at
Millbrook Proving Ground. The figure naturally improve at lower
speeds – at 30mph, Trident's initial tests returned 108mpg. This is
yet to be confirmed but they don't believe in quoting a figure for
30mph as this is unrealistic – unless you drive exclusively in a
The Iceni is a traditional grand tourer. With a full tank of diesel,
you can expect to travel around 2000 miles without needing to fill
The boot has space for luggage and golf clubs – enough for a two
The chassis is made from stainless steel and is guaranteed against
corrosion for 100 years and the body is made from composite and can
therefore never rust or degrade.
keeps a car's rev range low. It is this that decreases fuel
consumption and reduces emissions. For example, at 70mph, the Iceni
is running at 980 rpm whereas the average car runs at between 2500
and 3500 rpm at 70mph. This means a 6.6l V8 can be more economical
than a 2.0l. Essentially, a big engine doing no work is more
efficient than a smaller engine doing lots of work.
So we have achieved
environmentally responsible motoring.
The longevity of the
stainless steel chassis also raises a green thumbs up. Constructed
from folded sheet and not box section, it forms a safety cell around
the occupants so that driver and passenger are surrounded by a
structure with exceptional torsional rigidity. The 'spine' is part
of the chassis, forming a kind of north-south rollcage.
Because everything apart
from the lights, number plates and roof pods is bolted to the
chassis, the body is unstressed. Strong and light, made from
composite, it has no straight edges and is finished in any colour.
This gives you a lot of choice, perhaps too much, so we will also
offer a selection of carefully chosen colours. No extra charge for
pearl or metallic paint – there are no 'options' on the Iceni, we
instead offer a high, standard specification.Then you can choose one
or two colours of leather for the interior. There are thirty to
choose from. Even the oculight roof pods and front headlight pods
are available in four colour tints.
SatNav, MP3, DVB,
electrically operated steering column and pedal box, electric
windows, central locking, ABS, camera/monitor 'mirrors', 4 removable
oculight roof pods which allow hard-top, targa-top or convertible
for driver and passenger independently, two-tone leather, all
There will be a two-year manufacturers warranty and service
intervals are 1year/100,000 miles. No extra zeros there – if you
complete 100,000 miles in a year, it's still just the same one