6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

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    6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    http://gas2.org/2008/08/23/the-biodi...170-mph-60mpg/

    new Trident Iceni, a two-seat sports car boasting a 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM that will launch you from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. The company, Trident Performance Vehicles based in the UK, says computer calculations suggest a top speed of 230 mph, and a range of approximately 1000 miles.

    While the engine is located behind the center line of the front axle, the 8-speed automatic gearbox is located in the rear of the car.

    http://www.trident-vehicles.co.uk/in...d=28&Itemid=39

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    For $10,000 more I can have a ZR-1. No contest IMO. I'm buying US, and there is the added benefit of ******* off the ecoNazis
    Last edited by davidlane; 08-23-2008 at 01:15 PM. Reason: Added comment.

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    ^^ Davis, regardless, this is pretty cool you gotta admit. GM diesel in there, afterall, too. Now if only GM had the excess cash to blow on a project like this to show up Audi........ lol
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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    That is one ugly car.
    Imagine the heat from that power plant...

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanRevolution View Post
    ^^ Davis, regardless, this is pretty cool you gotta admit. GM diesel in there, afterall, too. Now if only GM had the excess cash to blow on a project like this to show up Audi........ lol
    +1 if only the Corvette had the frame to accept the power and torque of the "big-block" 6.6L Duramax, I wonder if the upcoming "small-block" 4.5L Duramax might fit under the hood the 'Vette? I think it might shut the mouth of some folks who think then the Corvette isn't green it all.

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    i like the idea of this engine or some form of it in a GM vehicle, but dont ever, ever put it in the corvette, im not really sure that i like a supercharged engine in the new ZR1....

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    0-60 in 3.7 seconds
    Top speed of 230 mph
    1000 miles on a tank of gas

    GM should make such a car and let that be Cadillac's halo car, so it doesn't have to keep worrying about stepping on the Vette's toes. Or a SAAB or Saturn halo car so someone might notice one of those brands.
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    That is one ugly car.. im sorry but even if it has those performance stats.. i would rather have a Corvette!
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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    Wow... that much power and that much efficiency... I tell you... the future and the automotive world is changing and fast... but, let's just hope that GM stays in the game and ahead of the pack!

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post

    While the engine is located behind the center line of the front axle, the 8-speed automatic gearbox is located in the rear of the car.
    isn't that similar to a 'Vette setup? with a 6 speed of course.
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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    I had a strong feeling this was gonna get posted again. I saw a similar forum topic a few years back linking to the same website.

    The car may be ugly, but then not everything in the world is nice, is it? At least it gets good mileage and great performance for what it is.
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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    Quote Originally Posted by davidlane View Post
    For $10,000 more I can have a ZR-1. No contest IMO. I'm buying US, and there is the added benefit of ******* off the ecoNazis
    I wasn't aware that the ZR-1 got 60 miles per gallon like this car.
    I'm not crazy over the styling -- but the specs are impressive.

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Stéphane Dumas View Post
    +1 if only the Corvette had the frame to accept the power and torque of the "big-block" 6.6L Duramax, I wonder if the upcoming "small-block" 4.5L Duramax might fit under the hood the 'Vette? I think it might shut the mouth of some folks who think then the Corvette isn't green it all.
    the aluminum-framed z06 has a torsional stiffness of 9,000-10,000 lb-ft/deg. that's exceptionally stiff. it's certainly stiffer than any musclecar with a 500+ cu.in big block. the steel frame should be a little stiffer as well.

    gale banks raises the redline on his diesels, loses some torque, and increases hp. he runs the 6.6 duramax at 650 hp and 800 lb-ft. http://bankspower.com/projects/2-ban...rra/overview/2 and yes, the 4.5 will fit where the small block will...maybe with a little more hood clearance. imagine 430 hp and 550 lb-ft, and 35+ mpg.

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    0-60 in 3.7 sec and top speed is 230???

    That is some clean speed!

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    Re: 6.61 litre V8 turbo diesel from GM - Biodiesel Trident - 170 mph - 60+mpg

    If GM developed this engine and owns the full rights to it, I am wondering why they are not offering it in some way-cool US spec vehicle! That much power and speed AND 60mpg is very impressive indeed.
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