Trident Iceni Diesel Supercar Is Coming to the US (Pricing)
In August 2012, we told you about the Norfolk, England-based Trident Sports Cars and their Trident Iceni diesel supercar. In that particular post, I extolled the virtues of its rather powerful 6.6-liter turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic gearbox. And, now, the Trident Iceni is officially ready to launch, and it’s coming to the U.S.
Trident claims the Iceni is the “the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sports car.” Makes sense. The Trident Iceni gets an amazing 2,000 miles of range per tank on any type of diesel (bio-diesel, mineral or old fast-food joint cooking oil) you feel like pumping in. Add in the aforementioned 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 producing 395 horses and a hefty 700 pound-feet of torque for a 0-60 mph jaunt of 3.7 seconds and 190 mph top speed, and I’m slightly inclined to agree.
But, only slightly inclined. However, there are two optional performance packages that knock the Trident Iceni specs out of the park and my inclination level to definitely agree. The base level Trident Iceni will run about £96,000 (or about $160,000). For another £11,300 (~$19,000) Trident will fit the Performance Pack, which’ll bring the power up to a more-than-respectable 430 horse and an absurd 950 pound-feet of torque.
In case you want a Trident Iceni with enough torque to spin the Earth in the opposite direction, for a meager additional £30,875 (~$52,000) the Track Pack ramps up the output to 660 horse and a tarmac-rippling 1,050 lb-ft. Holy crap! Something tells me a Trident Iceni fitted with the Track Pack won’t be getting the same 2,000 mile range per tank. But, who cares…
In addition to the roadster we first mentioned a few years back, the Trident Iceni comes in a gorgeous fastback version called the gorgeous Jaguar XKE-like Trident Iceni Magna (see photos) and a yet-to-be-unveiled Trident Iceni Venturer estate (aka shooting brake, aka wagon). All three versions will have optional Premium Pack (£2,700) and Lux Pack (£7,000) trim packages, as well.
According to Autoblog, Trident Sports Cars is in the process of getting the Trident Iceni Federalized for sales in the U.S. Stay tuned for more info (like official U.S. pricing) as the saga of the Trident Iceni continues. Until then, check out the press release, photos and tech specs of the Trident Iceni on the next page. NEXTPAGE>>