Whether the Vulcano Titanium will get a limited production run remains to be seen, and it's looking less likely with comments from its designers that the car was envisaged purely as a technical showcase.
But the latest Vulcano (the original was unveiled two years ago) from Icona, the design house founded in Turin and based in Shanghai, has given us the best idea yet as to what a production version of the Vulcano would look like—and the styling is sure to get pulses racing. It was on show at the recent Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
The most obvious visual cues suggest the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, though elements from the Lexus LFA—along with a bevy of virtual video game design exercises—are also present, and the oddly shaped windows seem to say armored personnel carrier more than luxury grand tourer. That said, the Volcano boasts a distinguished pedigree.
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Its lines were penned by Bertone alumni Samuael Chuffart, while former Ferrari engineer Claudio Lombardi was responsible for assembling the go-fast bits beneath its ultra-thin, hand-formed titanium skin. Currently, power comes from the 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 formerly of the Corvette ZR1, and the company has hinted at upping output from the current 670 horsepower to a massive 1,000 hp. The power is fed only to the rear wheels, and shifting duties is handled by a six-speed sequential gearbox from Italy’s Automac Modena.
Performance estimates are predictably ballistic, and include a 220 mph top speed and 2.8-second sprint from zero to 60 mph. Though if the company does produce a few examples for well-heeled enthusiasts, don't expect them have their necks wrung during supercar shootouts.
Check out our gallery for shots of the Vulcano from every angle, and for more coverage on all the recent action in Monterey, head to our dedicated hub