Icona Vulcano

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Icona Vulcano

Icona Shanghai has revealed the Vulcano supercar, the one-off supercar equipped with a 950 hp hybrid drivetrain and capable of sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in less than ten seconds.

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Following a series of teaser images, Icona has finally revealed the one-off, ultra high performance Vulcano, which made its debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

The Vulcano reaches up to 950 horsepower through a combination of a front-mounted internal combustion engine and electric motors.

The Icona Vulcano is a front engine V12 two-door two-seater car; the top speed will be around 350 km/h, and 0-200 km/h will be well under ten seconds.

The powertrain of the Icona Vulcano is the work of well-known Claudio Lombardi, former powertrain technical director of Ferrari and mastermind of numerous world champion cars.

The Vulcano has two possible configurations for the Icona Vulcano.

The first is a rear wheel drive V12 associated to an advanced gearbox that includes a hybrid system: its electric motor synchronizes the single clutch for fast gear change and balances the torque for smooth and optimal acceleration while its additional power increases the total power of the car to 950 HP.

Based on further development of this advanced technology, the Vulcano will also be available in a four wheel drive alternative: a twin turbo V6 engine coupled with two electric motors for front traction will deliver a total power of 870 HP.

This combination was successfully tested only a few months ago at San Marino with the Lancia 037 (Ex World Champion Rally) transformed by Beppe Volta into a 4WD hybrid. Made by ACTUA together with Italtecnica, the Lancia 037 4WD-H beat its previous record in every way.

The wheels are made of T6-6061 aerospace grade forged aluminum, and are 20 x 10” in the front and 21 x 12.5” in the rear and mated to Pirelli P Zero ultra high performance tires, with a 355mm section in the rear and 285mm section in the front.

The braking system has been supplied by Brembo and feature lightweight carbon ceramic discs of 380mm.

Below we report the official specifications. for more details on the design check our previous article.

Icona Vulcano – Technical Specifications

Dimensions:

  • Length 4450mm
  • Width 1940mm
  • Wheel base 2698mm
  • Mass 1595kg(H-T) 1635kg(H-C)

Tires: Front 285/30 20 – Rear 355/25 21

Braking System: Front 380mm CCM-Rdisk GT-R Calipers – Rear 380mm CCM-Rdisk GT-R Calipers

Performances

Vulcano H-Turismo V-12

  • 0-100 Kmph: <2.0 sec
  • Standing 400m: 9.7 sec
  • Top Speed (est): 350 Kmph

Vulcano H-Competizione

  • 0-100 Kmph: 2.9 sec
  • Standing 400m: 9.2 sec
  • Top Speed (est): 350 Kmph

(Source: Icona)

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