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May 02, 2014 07:24 IST

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British sportscar company, Trident, announced the launch of the Trident Iceni.

The Iceni is claimed to be the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sportscar.

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Power for the Iceni comes from a 6.6-litre V8 turbodiesel producing 395 bhp and 948 Nm of torque in its standard spec.

The standard specification car can do 0-60 mph (0-96 kmph) in 3.7 seconds while a top-speed of more than 190 mph (306 km/h) is achievable.

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Despite of a heavy engine, the car is capable of travelling 2,000 miles (approx 3218km) on a single tank.

The key to this efficiency is torque manipulation technology.  Trident has been developing for a number of years.

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A performance upgrade sees the Iceni’s engine produce 430 bhp and 1,286 Nm of torque, while a track-focused upgrade will raise these figures to a further 660 bhp and 1,422 Nm of torque.

The Iceni is capable of running on mineral diesel/bio-diesel and has a manufacturer claimed efficiency of 24.39 kmpl.

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The Iceni is available in three models - Iceni, Iceni Magna (Fastback) and Iceni Venturer (Estate) - with prices starting at 96,000 pounds (Rs 97.5 lakh).

The company says that the Iceni will be a limited production car, and that a waiting list already exists.

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Phil Bevan, designer & founder of Trident said: “The Trident cars deliver incredible speed and performance combined with outstanding fuel efficiency, achieved through our unique torque multiplication technology.”

The Iceni is also available with a choice of the following 4 upgrade packages. These include:

  • Track Performance Pack
  • Premium Upgrade Pack
  • Performance Upgrade Pack
  • Luxury Upgrade Pack

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Iceni’s specifications

Engine: 6.6ltr Turbo Diesel V8

Gearbox: 6 Speed fully automatic

Brakes: Alcon 400mm steel vented discs at the front and 380mm steel vented discs at the rear, both with 6 pot Alcon calipers

Shock absorbers: Pro Flex fixed damper fast road shocks with Eibach springs

Power Performance: 395bhp with 700lbs ft of Torque. 0-60mph 3.7sec, Top Speed: over 190mph

Interior: Tilt and Slide steering column, PAS, Air con, Electric windows. Konig K5000 G4 seats trimmed in leather and alcantara.

Entertainment: CD/DAB Receiver with MP3 and Bluetooth.

Safety: ABS, TC, Driver & Passenger Airbags.

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