Having already stunned crowds at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, Icona’s V-12-powered Vulcano supercar concept will soon be on its way to the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where its creators will be judging interest in the car and deciding whether production will go ahead.

The Vulcano is the creation of Shanghai-based design studio Icona and was built by coachbuilders in Italy. Its lines were penned by former Bertone designer Samuel Chuffart and its powertrain technology developed by former Scuderia Ferrari engineer Claudio Lombardi.

Icona is looking to build five examples for public sale and is currently booking test drives for the car. Those selected to test the Vulcano will need to travel to Italy next summer for a planned track session, where they will be able to get intimately familiar with its technology.

Two different versions of the Vulcano are envisaged: a 950-horsepower Vulcano H-Turismo packing a V-12 engine paired with an electric motor, and an 870-horsepower Vulcano H-Competizione packing a twin-turbocharged V-6 and two electric motors connected in a through-the-road hybrid setup.

Regardless of what drivetrain it’s packing, the Vulcano should be able to hit 60 mph from rest in around 3.0 seconds and go on to reach a top speed of 217 mph.

Stay tuned for the Vulcano's Pebble Beach appearance on the weekend starting August 17. The Motor Authority team will once again be heading down for the event, so be sure to stay up to date on our extensive coverage via our dedicated page.

Samuel Chuffart (left) and Claudio Lombardi

Samuel Chuffart (left) and Claudio Lombardi


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