Hopefully it won’t make Aston Martin drop the name of the Vulcan because that would be so “déjà vu”.
Icona has officially announced its plans to introduce an updated version of the Vulcano Titanium at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The model in question will get a body built from a mix of titanium and carbon fiber and its total weight will stand at 1, 590 kg. The “new” Vulcano is actually a prototype at this point but it is nearly production-ready so expect a fully functional interior, as the company is stating.
The updated version of the Icona Vulcano Titanium is based on the vehicle shown two years ago, at Auto Shanghai back in 2013, and this one will be getting a 6.2 liter V8 engine, sourced from the Corvette ZR1. The company says that the petrol burner will be installed in front of the cabin and behind the front axle, so this means that it will get a front-engine layout. The unit will be generating 670 HP (493 kW) but the car manufacturer says that this can be boosted up to 1,000 HP (736 kW). The final acceleration figures are not available at this point but the Chinese brand says that the current car needs 2.8s to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) and 8.8 seconds to go to 120 mph (192 km/h) from a standstill, with a top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h). Additional details on it are limited at this point and will be announced at the Pebble Beach event.