British specialty marque Trident has announced the Iceni is now available on order at a starting price of 96,000 GBP.

British specialty marque Trident has announced the Iceni is now available on order at a starting price of 96,000 GBP.

News about Trident Performance Vehicles emerged back in 2008 when the small-volume automaker introduced the two-seater Iceni sportscar. It was followed four years later by the Grand Tourer and now the company has announced global availability of the Iceni range which consists of three models: Iceni, Iceni Magna (fastback) and Iceni Venturer (estate).

Under the hood is a V8 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine which according to Trident allows the Iceni to be the "world's fastest diesel sports car." The motor develops 395 bhp (294 kW) and 700 lb-ft (948 Nm) which is enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of more than 190 mph (306 km/h).

For those who need more, an optional performance upgrade pack raises output to 430 bhp (320 kW) and 950 lb-ft (1,286 Nm) while the track performance pack ups the ante to 660 bhp (492 kW) and 1,050 lb-ft (1,422 Nm). There's also a luxury upgrade pack bringing a two-tone Alcantara & leather interior, heated mirrors, smoked roof and a Clarion multimedia system with seven-inch display. Moreover, a premium upgrade pack adds carbon fiber accents inside the cabin, electric seats and a heated windscreen.

The vehicle has a maximum range of 2,000 miles (3,218 km) on a single tank of mineral diesel or bio-diesel (cooking oil, virgin rapeseed, linseed, palm, soya bean oil, kerosene and paraffin). All three vehicles benefit from Trident's proprietary torque multiplication technology which they say has not only improved performance but also efficiency as the car can return 57.3 mpg US (68.9 mpg UK or 4.1 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle.

The base model kicks off at 96,000 GBP and there's a pre-launch waiting list already while availability will be limited. A fully-loaded Trident Iceni will set you back approximately 126,000 GBP.

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Trident Iceni goes on sale, billed as the world's fastest diesel sportscar