A Breckland based
sports car manufacturer will attempt to drive from Norwich to Monaco on
one tank of bio-diesel fuel in an incredible motoring first.
The car in question is
the Iceni, a 6.6 litre V8 two-seater sports car, designed, developed and
manufactured by Trident Performance Vehicles Ltd, based at Beeston,
The challenge commences
at The Forum, Norwich, where the Iceni will be viewable for the first
time from 09:00 until 11:00 on 17thth April 2007. During this time, the
100 litre fuel tank will be drained and re-fueled with Bio-Diesel,
supplied by Green Fuels Ltd. An independent person will then be asked
to give it their seal of approval by signing and sealing the fuel cap,
thereby rendering it tamper-proof.
Trident Sales Director
and former racing driver, Kelly Bevan and motoring journalist, Suzannah
Sorrell will set off for Monaco, where the car is due to be displayed at
the Top Marques International Motor Show from Thursday, 19th – 22nd
The Iceni is expected
to arrive in Monaco at 11:00 on Thursday, 19th April in full view of
Europe’s international media. The car will then have its fuel seal
removed and any residual fuel will be drained and the quantity verified
and recorded by an independent person before going onto complete a
maiden lap of the famous Monaco Grand Prix Circuit.
Although it has the
usual sports car specs - 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds with a top (limited)
speed of 170mph - the Iceni is environmentally friendly. At a consistent
56mph, the Iceni will return 70mpg. With this in mind, the Iceni is set
to become one of the most fuel efficient sports cars available today and
at £60,000, one of the cheapest.
keep you updated on the journey.