Italian automakers have perfected the titanium supercar — with shockingly good results.
Have you ever wondered what a full-titanium supercar would look like? Well, wonder no more, thanks to the Icona Vulcano. The Vulcano Titanium’s body is a mix of the ultralight, ultra-strong metal along with even lighter carbon fiber. The engineering work of the Vulcano was headed by Claudio Lombardi, the former Scuderia Ferrari engineer, who was responsible for many of the Ferrari Formula One cars during the early ‘90s.
A balance of power and dynamics
While the Vulcano is made up of some of the lightest materials out there, it still weighs in at a hefty 3,516 pounds. Icona claims this supercar can accelerate from zero to 60 in a staggering 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 220 mph. The engine is actually placed behind the front axle for better handling and dynamics and has a max output of 670 horsepower. That being said, Icona believes that the horsepower can be raised to over 1,000 hp, if you feel the need to do so. Icona hasn’t ruled out the possibility of actually building a small batch of the Vulcano for the public to buy, but for now, we can at least ogle at it.