Icona Vulcano Teased Again Before Shanghai Debut
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After revealing a first teaser shot depicting a partially unveiled car from above three weeks ago, the Italians have returned to show the concept’s rear end, and rear quarter panel.
No further details have been released, but we do know that the Vulcano is powered by a V12 engine good for 900 HP. Developed by ex-Ferrari engineer Claudio Lombardi, the powertrain is said to deliver a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h) and a 0 to 124 mph (0 - 200 km/h) sprint in less than 10 seconds.
The Icona Vulcano’s sleek design is based on the Fuselage concept car the Italian coachbuilder unveiled two years ago.
“As different ideas came together, the most challenging design issue which we faced was how to create a balance between power and beauty. When you’re trying to create a feeling of aesthetic harmony, you risk creating too many sweet lines, which decreases the feeling of power. On the other hand, if you make too much of the powerful features which are necessary to a super sports car such as its cooling cutouts and blades which manage the air flow, they become graphically too dominant, and this makes the car less beautiful. The way we found the right balance was usually by looking for the greatest simplicity” said Samuel Chuffart, Design Director of Icona.
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