World’s First Titanium Supercar Might Be Entering Production Soon (PHOTOS)
Last weekend, the latest look at the Icona Vulcano was revealed at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. However, this occasion was different from the look that audiences were given in 2013. This year, the appearance of the Vulcano Titanium, dubbed the World’s First Titanium Supercar, is leading to rumors that the car might be entering production soon, since this appears to be a far more complete version than any we’ve seen before. Basically, the future is a hell of a time for car fanatics (sure, our cars don’t fly. But when they’re this sleek and badass, who needs them to?).
The interior is completely functional, with an exterior that has been designed by ex-Bertone designer Samual Chuffart, and built using carbon fiber and titanium, hammered by hand (no welding here!). The engine is the supercharged V8 borrowed from the C6 Corvette ZR1, and the car makes use of the six-speed sequential gearbox from Italy’s Automac Modena. With engineering by ex-Scuderia Ferrari engineer Claudio Lombardi, the expectation is that the car is much closer to production than expected, since Icona went through the trouble of whipping this thing into operating shape. Hell, it’s even got an increased power rating of 670 hp, with the option of bumping that power up to over 1,000 hp, if the driver has a death wish.
Icona is saying this thing can get from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and with a top speed of 220 mph, we wouldn’t say that’s surprising. That said, the complete package appears to be every bit as formidable as it is likely to be expensive. Insiders are saying that if the Vulcano does go into production this year, or early next year, it will be for a limited run that results in a product stamped with an astronomical price tag. In short, this wouldn’t really surprise us at all.
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