Italian design house Icona’s one-off supercar, the Vulcano (volcano in Italian), is crafted completely of titanium and is a product of 10,000 hours of hand-crafted work, according to the company.
Its shape was inspired by the Blackbird SR-71, the world’s fastest airplane, and it was built by CECOMP, who has a history of building some iconic racing cars. The wide fenders help vent hot air from the engine and reduce turbulence from the wheels.
But is it a work of art, or is it just plain weird looking?
No matter what the consensus is on the unfinished titanium body, under the skin it has serious credentials to play in the supercar field. The powertrain was designed by ex-Scuderia Ferrari director Claudio Lombardi and Mario Cavagnero, who designed powertrains for Lancia, including the famous Delta Integrale 037.
The supercharged V-8 is positioned in a front-mid engine layout — with the engine behind the front axle — for better weight balance. Coupled with a paddle-shift gearbox, the engine makes 670 horsepower but can be tuned to well over 1,000 horses.
The company claims a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph when tuned to the stock 670 horsepower.
Icona will be bringing the Vulcano to Top Marques Monaco, a supercar and luxury lifestyle show, which will take place from April 14 to 17.
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