The Icona Vulcano Titanium is being showcased around the world.
After making its premiere at Pebble Beach last year, the Italian design house has since showcased the Vulcano Titanium at Top Marques Monaco earlier this year. Next month, it will be on display at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance in Oxfordshire, England.
The Icona Vulcano Titanium is inspired by the world’s fastest plane, the titanium-made SR-71 Blackbird. The one-off is a completely unique car, showing off the first full titanium body ever made. According to Icona, the bare titanium body was built in Italy by renowned one-off and prototype manufacturer CECOMP and involved more than 10,000 hours of hand-crafted work. The car also isn’t painted in order to show off the titanium body’s unique finish.
The car isn’t just about looking pretty at gatherings, however, as it is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 670 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the work of ex-Scuderia Ferrari engineer director Claudio Lombardi and Mario Cavagnero, head of Italtecnica, the Vulcano’s drivetrain and suspension is completely dialed in so that it laps the Nurburgring in under 7:20.
Interestingly enough, in announcing that the Icona Vulcano Titanium is heading to England next month, the company also said that the “unique and unrepeatable” car is priced at 2.5-million Euros, excluding taxes. That means someone could get their hands on this completely one-off car for around $2.78 million, which some might see as a bargain.
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