Icona Vulcano Titanium Teaser
1000 Horse Power dragon
$3.8 million dollars supercar
6,2-liter V8 with supercharger, from Corvette ZR-1.
Mix of carbon and titanium
Corvette ZR1 standard of 670HP 840 Nm but the Chinese company can upgrade it to 1000HP.
0-100km/h: 2.8 second (V8)
0-100km/h: 2.0 second (V12)
0-200km/h: 8.8 second (V8)
Top Speed: 354km/h
4,45 meter long
1,94 meter width
Chef designer French man Samuel Chuffart
Icona, a Shanghai-based design and engineering firm, is set to unveil the Icona Titanium, the world’s first titanium sports car, at this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance opening tomorrow, August 11, and running through Sunday, August 16. The event has run nearly every year since 1950 and some call it the world’s premier celebration of automobiles.
The Icona Vulcano Titanium
One of this year’s main attractions will be an updated, closer to production ready, Icona Vulcano from China, which appeared in the 2013 event. The car is made from titanium and carbon fiber and is said to be a combination of Chinese engineering and Italian design.
According to reports Icona may manufacture a small number of Vulcanos with the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 engine used in the C6 Corvette ZR1. To pique the interest of potential buyers the car now sports a fully functional interior. According to Chinese sources the car reaches 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, 120 mph (192 km/h) in 8.8 seconds and has a top speed for 220 mph (354 km/h).
Icona first introduced the Vulcano at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, and at the time it was powered by a mysterious 1,000-horsepower V12 engine. The model that will be shown this week in California packs a Corvette ZR1-sourced V8 engine that makes 670 horsepower and 620 lb-ft. of torque in its initial state of tune.
The Vulcano can allegedly reach 62 mph from a stop in 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 220 mph. If that’s not enough, Icona promises that buyers will be able to order a more powerful evolution of the V8 at an extra cost, but further technical specifications aren’t currently available.
The sleek body was designed by Samuel Chuffart, and it is crafted out of a lightweight combination of titanium and carbon fiber. Icona also hired big names like Claudio Lombardi, a Formula One engineer who ran the Ferrari team during the 1990s, and former Lancia engineer Mario Cavagnero.
The Icona Vulcano is expected to go on sale in not-too-distant future. However, the Chinese firm hasn’t revealed how much the coupe will cost, how many examples it will build or in which markets it will be sold in. Full details will presumably be revealed over the next few days.