Trident Iceni: 1050 ft-lbs, diesel, available 2,000 mile range, $212K

Though Trident may be a little-known boutique UK car manufacturer, their latest offering is meant to compete with cars like the Jaguar XKR-S, but this seems like it’s aiming higher and might strike somewhere in the middle. Boasting a range of 2,000 miles on a single tank of biodiesel while returning 68 mpg at 70 mph, this car is more than a mouthful on paper, but it will be much more interesting to see what the car turns up in real world testing. We do know that the car will hit 60 in 3.7 seconds in standard form.

The fuel economy claims may seem a bit silly, and the 3,000 rpm redline may seem irrelevant in a world of high revving BMW M6s and the like, but Trident counters this sentiment by pointing out the 700 ft lbs of torque available on the standard model’s 6.6 liter 660 hp turbodiesel V8 and 1050ft-lbs available as part of a Track Performance package, which should set you back $212,000. Unlike some small manufacturers making similar claims, this thing is quite real and a predecessor to this car has been produced in very small numbers on a special order basis. Oh and power heads only to the rear wheels, so those without a daily tire budget or patience need not apply. For more details, check out their website.

-By: Sawyer Sutton