The Italian-owned, Shanghai-based marque's concept supercar stunned audiences with its wrong-way-opening doors and extra-sleek exterior. The Icona Vulcano is named after the Italian word for volcano (duh), and was first conceived up by a French designer, who worked at Jaguar & Land Rover previously. But then the brand (presumably) said, "Why would we get a French guy when we can have the former engineer from Ferrari take care of it?"
The Icona was made to show how talented the company actually is, with no acknowledged intentions regarding production. It was a one-off car at first, until after the Shanghai Show where Icona started considering production. I wouldn't call making only five cars "production", but technically I guess it has to be. Soon, a future hybrid system was created for the car, making it more practical for everyday use.
Specs-wise, it'll go 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds, with a 790-hp V-12 launching it, with a top speed of 217 mph. The body is carbon fiber with a custom aluminum chasis and double-wishbone suspension with coil-springs all around.
Brembo brakes are paired up with Pirelli P Zero tires for maximum grip. Icona placed the engine in the front, for more practical driving. But driving a car this rare and fast is anything but practical.
Check out the video on some specs and details, and head over to Icona for more.
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