Icona Vulcano revealed

topcover onItaly, 21 March 2013: Icona reveals the first teaser of the Icona Vulcano.

This new supercar will be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show next April.

The Icona Vulcano brings together different skills and expertise of a very Italian tradition.

The powertrain is the work of well-known Claudio Lombardi (AIPA), former powertrain technical director of Ferrari and mastermind of numerous world champion cars: a front engine V12 two-door two-seater car, reaching up to 900 horsepower through a masterful combination of combustion engine and electric motors.

The top speed will be around 350 km/h, and 0-200 km/h will be under ten seconds.

Alongside its astonishing performance and pedigree, the design of the Icona Vulcano is an evolution of the very advanced form language which was first introduced on the Icona Fuselage concept in 2011 by Samuel Chuffart, Icona’s design director.

The aim of the design approach is to express the amazing capabilities of this extremely powerful car, while maintaining harmonious and generous shapes: bringing together the Beauty and the Beast.

Founded in early 2010, Icona Shanghai brings together the best of European design, engineering, modeling and prototyping experience in the automotive sector for the benefit of its customers in China and Asia.

Created in response to growing demand from the Chinese automotive sector for projects to be carried out close to their location, ICONA Shanghai is unique among European design studios. The entire ICONA Shanghai team – and not just its commercial office – is based permanently in China in the heart of Shanghai’s Pudong district.

Through its integrated partnership with sector leaders Tecnocad Progetti and Cecomp located in Torino (Italy), ICONA Shanghai offers complete engineering support to integrate feasibility into styling from the early stages and provides design models to complex prototypes.

AIPA is a company association for the development of new powertrain concepts for race cars and production vehicles. Under the direction of Mr. Lombardi,  AIPA brings together the expertise of Mario Cavagnero from Italtecnica in combustion engine development and prototyping, Beppe Volta in race car preparation and tuning, and Stefano Carabelli from Actua in mechatronic products to create innovative hybrid powertrains which are implemented on fully working vehicle prototypes.

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