Icona Vulcano One-Off Supercar Headed For Shanghai

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Mar 22, 2013
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    A one-off supersports car, coachbuilt in Italy and designed by Icona, the Italian design house based in Shanghai

    Icona reveals the first teaser of the Icona Vulcano (iconavulcano.com). This new supercar will be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show next April.

    The Icona Vulcano brings together different skills and expertise of a very Italian tradition. The powertrain is the work of well-known Claudio Lombardi, former powertrain technical director of Ferrari and mastermind of numerous world champion cars: a front engine V12 two-door two-seater car, reaching up to 900 horsepower through a masterful combination of combustion engine and electric motors. The top speed will be around 350 km/h, and 0-200 km/h will be under ten seconds.
    Alongside its astonishing performance and pedigree, the design of the Icona Vulcano is an evolution of the very advanced form language which was first introduced on the Icona Fuselage concept in 2011 by Samuel Chuffart, Icona's design director. The aim of the design approach is to express the amazing capabilities of this extremely powerful car, while maintaining harmonious and generous shapes: bringing together the Beauty and the Beast.

    Talented young French designer Samuel Chuffart brings exceptional international experience to his role as design director of Icona. During his eight year tenure at Nissan Design in Europe and the US, Mr. Chuffart played an instrumental role in the creation and realization of the Nissan DNA which is known today. Mr. Chuffart then moved to Jaguar-Land Rover, before being selected for the position of Chief Designer at a leading design house in Italy in 2008, successfully developing numerous production cars soon to be seen on the road.

    Claudio Lombardi is one of the most successful Italian motor engineers: racing director of Lancia that won seven World Rally Championships with 037 Rally and Delta S4 from 1982 to 1991, powertrain technical director of Ferrari for Formula One and GT cars from 1991 to 2000, and project leader of Aprilia to win the Superbike World Championship in 2010 with Max Biaggi, using one of the most powerful and light engines ever developed in its category. In the last two years Lombardi founded AIPA to develop different powertrain concepts to make the most of the combination of combustion engines and electric motors for innovative integral powertrain.

  2. sounds promising
  3. V12 huh? This has my interest.
  4. someone needs to do a coach built Ferrari FF already. I think that platform is perfect for something offroadish.
  5. #5 V8stangman, Apr 20, 2013
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    Icona Vulcano Does A Sultry Striptease In Shanghai

    Perhaps Icona didn't get the message that it's safe to reveal the entirety of the Vulcano now that the Shanghai Motor Show is under way, but we'll enjoy the half we can see and admit that we didn't expect to like it as much as we do. There's some Lexus LFA DNA in the face, some Ferrari 599 and F12 Berlinetta in the profile and a backside we've never seen before; the entire package manages a note all its own. At least, with the half we can see.

    The placard next to the Vulcano presents more information than we know how to decipher at the moment: it weighs either 1,5902 kg (3,509 pounds) or 1,632 kg (3,597 pounds) and has 870 or 950 horsepower depending on your choice of powertrain, those driveline options apparently being either gasoline, hybrid, two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The sprint from 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) is either 2.9 or 3.0 seconds, and the top speed is 350 km/h (217 mph). And if the lead image on Icona's site is to be believed, the Vulcano has a seven-speed transmission, a rev counter that goes to 10,000, a horsepower meter and a seriously futuristic digital dashboard.

    Icona hasn't released the trove of details it must know everyone is waiting on – like if this is really just a one-off – so we'll update the post when we get it.

  6. -*LFA + Ferrari F12 + Zagato Ferrari 575 GTZ

    and also kinda reminds me of a Nissan Juke.

    Looks pretty good but isn't as exciting as the initial teaser image made it seem. I was expecting more of a low slung sports car and less GT.
  7. also, outward visibility looks historically bad. Countach bad.
  8. Agreed with AA.
  9. LFA, Ferrari F12, and the Zagato Ferrari 575 GTZ doesn't mix.
  10. Looks interesting overall IMO. Both lights rear and front dissapoint me and I feel like it could be improved by leaps and bounds with a change of those. The overall shape is a nice gt coupe, profile reminds me also of an Artega.

  11. The front end is pure LExus LFA failure, but otherwise its interesting.
  12. the front intakes and surrounding LED lights kinda remind me of Agera too.

    also, LED strips need to die now.
  13. LED lights shouldn't be phased out.

    LEDs needs to be styled right like Audis.
  14. all leds everythang

    dont beleemejuwatch

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