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More on the elusive Icona Vulcano supercar, which premiered at Auto Shanghai two years ago. Since its appearance, the Vulcano has been pretty much dormant, but now another eruption is set to take place at Pebble Beach this week.

The Vulcano Titanium is another one-off from the Italian design house, reinterpreted with a body made up of titanium and carbon fibre. Designed by French designer Samuel Chuffart and built by Italian coach builder Cecomp, the exterior has been left unpainted to show off the swanky metalwork, which took 1,000 hours to be hand-crafted.

As with the initial Vulcano, the Titanium’s powertrain has been developed by ex-Ferrari engine technical director Claudio Lombardi, who also designed engines for Lancia.


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The chosen mill for the car is a GM-derived LS9 6.2 litre supercharged V8 from the Corvette ZR1, here offering 670 hp and 840 Nm. If that doesn’t sound like it’s enough, the company says that the unit can be tuned to put out well over 1,000 hp should the owner demand it.

In its current configuration, and paired with a paddle-shift close ratio gearbox from Automac Modena, the Vulcano Titanium does the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds, while top whack is 345 km/h. Icona says the mid-front engine has been calibrated for homologated road and race use with an optimum balance of usability and efficiency.