Described as the “world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sports car”, the Trident Iceni is now available globally in two new models. The Iceni Magna fastback and Iceni Venturer estate, together with the original Iceni model, can reach a top speed of over 305 km/h and have the ability to run for 3,200 kilometres on a single tank of mineral or bio-diesel.
The Iceni uses torque multiplication technology to achieve this combination of speed, power and fuel efficiency. According to Trident designer and founder Phil Bevan, using this technology in a road car increases fuel efficiency by up to 20 per cent. Trident has patented a “unique way of utilising torque multiplication to improve performance and efficiency”, which has been incorporated into all their sports cars.
The British-designed Trident sports cars’ distinctive look features clean curves and an unusual sculpted rear. The cars also incorporate more than 39 bespoke, designed and manufactured components, including independent control of each car seat and oculight roof.
The three Iceni sports cars are available to buy globally with prices starting from £96,000 (€120,000), although there is limited availability and a pre-launch waiting list.
Track-Focused Concept from McLaren
McLaren showcased its “ultimate track-focused model”, the McLaren P1 GTR (in design concept form) at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August. The model was conceived in response to requests from buyers of the road-legal McLaren P1 for a track-focused edition of their car, and is available for purchase only to this group as a fully comprehensive programme to include driving events, training and vehicle support. It will go into production in June 2015 when the 375th and final example of the road car has been completed – two decades after the famous Le Mans 24-Hour win by the legendary McLaren F1 GTR.
Revival of Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin has confirmed a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon highlighted by the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series. The luxurious and exclusive super saloon also renews the Lagonda ethos of “the finest of fast cars”, and will be offered exclusively in the Middle East, “as a result of specific market demand”.