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Trident Iceni: The World’s Fastest Diesel Sports Car?

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According to an April 29 article from WorldCarFans.com, the British marquee Trident has announced the availability of its diesel sports car in the Iceni range. The three models include the Iceni, the fastback Iceni Magna and the avant Iceni Venturer.

Claiming it to be the “world’s fastest diesel sports car,” Trident provides the numbers for the Iceni as follows: a 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel that makes 395 bhp and 700 lb-ft of torque. It will spring from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and top out at 190 mph.

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If this isn’t enough for the sport-diesel connoisseur, an optional performance pack will kick those numbers up to 430 bhp and 950 lb-ft. If even thatdoesn’t quite do it for you, the track pack will knock on the sky with 660 bhp and 1,050 lb-ft.

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But the most interesting part of the Iceni is its engine. According to WorldCarFans, the car has “a maximum range of 2,000 miles on a single tank of mineral diesel or bio-diesel (cooking oil, virgin grapeseed, linseed, palm, soya bean oil, kerosene and paraffin).” On top of that, the Iceni has been recorded to return about 57.3 mpg in combined highway and city driving. We love that Trident has chosen to occupy the rather less-exposed diesel corner of the market. Perhaps this is the car that will finally convince the public that hybrid and electric technology aren’t the only ways to go green.

A standard Iceni starts off at £96,000 and a fully loaded one will hover around £126,000 – but don’t get your hopes up too quickly. There’s already a pre-launch waiting list, which will definitely limit availability.

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(Source: WorldCarFans.com)