The much awaited green car Trident Iceni is finally becoming a reality. We have been hearing a myriad of news whirling around it over the last decade including the management-changes, restructuring, redesign and refinancing related to the same. However, Trident Iceni is now all set to make its debut at the UK’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on July 15.
Iceni will be powered by a modified 550 bhp, GM 6.6 liter, twin-turbo diesel V8 running bio-fuel. It enables the green car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. Besides, it can hit upto 230 mph and is capable of delivering 70 mpg at a constant 70 mph. Expected to cost around US$150,000, it will also have 100,000 mile service intervals.
Iceni is named after the original tribe that inhabited the Norfolk area where the car will be built. Though the long-term project is reported to have a strong back up to reach a satisfactory conclusion, numerous deposits have been taken from potential customers over the years. This is a bit of concern as history says that automotive manufacturing stories don’t have happy endings always.
Meanwhile, some recent reports indicate that it tipped the scales at just 1,480 kg, ran its power via an eight speed automatic transmission and produced its maximum torque of 1,286 Nm at just 1,800rpm.
The best part of the news is that Iceni will be demonstrated on track regularly throughout the POP weekend.
Stay tuned to know more.