Trident Iceni Developments
Phil Bevan and his new Trident (diesel-powered) Iceni made a cautious
British GT debut last October at Silverstone.
He and his team have been very busy during the last
three months, and Bevan was pleased to bring us up to date (at the
NEC on Thursday).
“Turbo Technics have now matched the turbos
to the (original) Hummer V8 engine, and we’re seeing the power
we expected from that one.
“But we’re going to replace the original
6.5 litre diesel with a 6.6 litre Duramax engine, still a V8 diesel,
but this one has three valves per cylinder.
“We’ve spent a year developing the (automatic)
gearbox, so we’ve now got traction control and blip-throttle
on the gear changes.
“We’ve just finished the revised race
car, and we’re planning a full season of British GTs, plus
some Britcar and Belcar. We’re also hoping to be racing in
America (in the ALMS) later this year.”
The road car
project is running alongside the race car, and Phil Bevan reports
that the first road car will be delivered in March.
Here's the Iceni,
last October at Silverstone.