The Icona Vulcano certainly is a vehicle that brings awesome performance and pedigree. Visitors at the Shanghai Auto Show were awed by this supercar concept. The Icona Vulcano is a two-door two-seater car powered by a V12 front engine that provides up to 900 hp through an excellent combination of combustion engine and electric motors.
This allows the supercar concept to accelerate from zero to 200 km/h in under ten seconds and reach a top speed of around 350 km/h. The powertrain of the Icona Volcano is a result of the masterful stroke of Claudio Lombardi, the former powertrain technical director of Ferrari and the man behind several world champion cars.
The design of the Icona Vulcano is a further evolution of the design language first introduced on the Icona Fuselage concept in 2011 by Samuel Chuffart, Icona's design director. This design approach aims to express the amazing capabilities of the Icona Vulcano, while maintaining its harmonious and generous shapes.
Chuffart, as design director of Icona, certainly boosted Icona’s philosophy with his international design experience. He played a vital role in the creation and realization of the current Nissan DNA during his eight-year stint at Nissan Design in Europe and the United States. He also worked for Jaguar-Land Rover, before being hired as Chief Designer at a leading design house in Italy in 2008.