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a little of us
As the 1980s came to an end and some of the great european car makers were having a hard time, a group of Italian and German gentlemen drivers put together a society located in Switzerland, planning to be the successor of Alfa Romeo, which future at the time was worrisome. Some of the engineers and designers that left Mercedes and Ferrari after Enzo's death, saw this as an opportunity to build a valid competitor of the new Japanese sporty cars. The 1.6 Speedster was ready in 1992, after 3 years of development and negotiation with Honda for providing the engine of the first car. The light speedster has been designed to be the sports car of the new decade and had huge success, considering the reasonable price - less than a BMW 325i - but also the not-so-good comfort. But car enthusiasts were ready to make some sacrifice...and soon they were rewarded. Since then, Trident has been committed to offering the joy of spirited driving also for people who were not ready to spend all their savings, while giving the higher-trim models the task of paving the way for new technologies and pushing the limits of engineering, without forgetting the heart and the passion, which what moves Trident still nowadays.
ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE
THE CAR THAT MAKES US PROUD OF WHAT WE DO
ready to shake the markets, reminds what great driving experience was 30 years ago, with todays performance requirements.
The 1.6 Speedster choose the road of the simplicity, focuses everthing on the driver, which the center of the project. Honda Motor Company kindly put its own trust on this creation by providing one of the best engines, both powerful and compact. The B16A1 now develops over 160 hp, pushing the Trident well above 200 kph.
CHASSIS AND BODY
FIBRE GLASS BODY ON AHS STEEL SPACE FRAME
WHEELBASE 2270 MM
LENGHT 3970 MM
WIDTH 1800 MM
WEIGHT 1059 KG (F53/R47)
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
FRONT LONGITUDINAL RWD HONDA B16A1 ENGINE
1595 CC INLINE-4 ALUMINIUM BLOCK
DOHC 16V, VTEC VARIABLE VALVES LIFT
N/A MULTI POINT ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
COMPRESSION RATIO 10,5:1
164 HP AT 7200 RPM
165 NM AT 4900 RPM
REDLINE AT 7800 RPM
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
SUSPENSION AND WHEELS
DOUBLE WISHBONE FRONT SUSPENSION / SEMI TRAILING ARM REAR SUSPENSION
195/50R16 FRONT WHEELS / 225/45R16 REAR WHEELS
280 MM FRONT SOLID DISCS / 240 MM REAR SOLID DISCS
0-100 KPH (62 MPH) IN 6.91 S
100-0 KPM IN 33.3 M
80-120 KPH IN 4.47 S
TOP SPEED 240 KPH
AVERAGE FUEL CONSUPTION 12.1 KM/L (34.2 MPG)
Even though I have really good eyesight and view this on a 28" monitor…
Other than that, really not bad! Cool idea, nice design, neatly presented (but really, please make the font larger, especially in the company description ).
By today’s standards, the Speedster is a flyweight, and so it doesn’t need huge amounts of power to provide a thrilling experience for the driver.