With so many cars promising the world these days, British sports car brand Trident is promising something completely different with the Iceni Magna, a fastback-styled sports coupe that not only runs on a diesel engine, but also features torque multiplication technology, allowing to reach a top speed of 190 mph with a capability to cover 2,000 miles on a single tank.
Such a promise will definitely raise some eyebrows, but Trident is welcoming the curiosity because it believes it has a technology that could go a long way in redefining how automakers work on future powertrains. According to Trident, properly utilizing a car’s torque numbers to "multiply" its effectiveness improves its car’s performance and efficiency by up 20 percent. It’s a technology that Trident has patented, so it certainly has enough faith in what it’s created to take the time to secure the intellectual rights to it.
So that’s what we’re going to see on the Trident Iceni Magna. It’s got an impressive look with splashes of retro inspiration and adding to that, a powertrain technology that promises loads of speed and efficiency the likes of which we haven’t seen before.
Trident has said that availability for the model is limited and demand is pretty high, surprising for a brand that’s not that well-known. Its demand is fairly obvious by its steep starting price of £96,000, which is about $161,500 based on current exchange rates.
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The auto industry is full of automakers that have been revived after going kaput in years past. Over in the UK, the name Trident might ring a bell for some people, especially those that enjoyed their sports cars back in the 60’s.
But now, a new Trident is around, and they’re bringing a new sports car with them to the Salon Prive this year. The car is called the Iceni Grand Tourer and true to its brand name, it’s got serious power matched with some classic aesthetic looks.
The open-top, two-seater roadster certainly looks the part of a car that’s built more for its performance than its profile. But what it lacks in exterior attractiveness, it certainly more than makes up for in its performance credibility. The Iceni Grand Tourer is powered by a mid-front mounted 6.6-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 430 horsepower and an absolutely insane 950 lb/ft of torque. These numbers allow the car to hit 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph. Pretty insane, huh?
Not when you find out that Trident has an optional power boost that can bump the car’s output further into the neighborhood of 660 horsepower and 1,050 lb/ft of torque.
For the pleasure of being one of the few people in the world that can claim to own the new Iceni Grand Tourer, you’re going to need to shell out £75,000 ($120,000) for the base model.