The Icona Vulcano, which until recently existed only on computer screens will be seen for the first time at Salon Prive Concourse next month. As you might know, the Vulcano is the world’s first all-titanium supercar which is inspired by the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.
Icona, the Italian design studio had earlier showcased the Vulcano design concept at Pebble Beach and Top Marques. The company is now gearing up to reveal the first working prototype of its titanium supercar.
“Inspiration for the Vulcano came from the most recent airplanes and architectural challenges where we find exquisitely sharp and dramatic silhouettes complimenting sensual surface transitions. This was key to the styling of the Vulcano,” said Samuel Chuffart, Icona’s head of design.
The exterior of the Vulcano has been hand-crafted out of titanium sheets. The metal itself is known for high strength and lightweight. Another space-age material used in the Vulcano’s construction is carbon fiber. The interior of the car is equally modern and boasts a 12.3 inc TFT touch-screen interface.
Powering it is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from a Corvette which makes 670 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque. According to the makers, the Vulcano can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.8 sec and has top speed of 220 mph. It uses a single-clutch paddle-shift automatic gearbox by Automac Milano, while the carbon ceramic bakes are supplied by Brembo. The Vulcano rides on lightweight forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZERO rubber.
Now, for the price. The Icona Vulcano Titanium supercar costs $2.7 million. Yup, that’s more than a Bugatti Chiron.