We think a few million might be a bit too much to ask. Maybe...
Remember the Icona Vulcano Titanium? You know, the Italian-Chinese supercar that was made solely from titanium? Yeah, that’s the one. Just last year the car was strutting its stuff down at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and now a mere 12 months later it’s headed for sale. Just how much is the Vulcano Titanium worth? Icona is thinking it should fetch €2.5 million ($2.78 million) and is hoping that someone at the UK’s Salon Prive, where it will be shown next come September, will pony up the cash.
So what does almost $3 million buy you? Well, the Vulcano Titanium is packing a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine sourced from the C6 Corvette ZR1. It’s rated at 670 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, and Icona says it’ll rocket the Vulcano to 220 mph, with 0-60 mph happening in just 2.8 seconds. If that type of performance doesn’t really sound like it’s worth $2.78 million, that’s because it’s not. But remember that what a buyer will really be paying for is the fact that this is the world’s first car to be made solely from titanium. Apparently over 10,000 hours of work went into hand-crafting the body, and it was left unpainted so as to show off the unique material underneath.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission complete with paddle shifters. The wheels are forged aluminum and measure 20 inches up front and 21 inches in the rear. The tires are Pirelli P Zeroes and the brakes are carbon ceramic. As for the interior, well it’s not nearly as off the wall as the exterior in terms of its design. There’s a touchscreen infotainment center with switches underneath to flip, and the gauge cluster is a 12.3-inch screen as well. All in all it looks pretty tame, at least the parts we can see anyway. As far as modern supercars go the flat-bottom steering wheel is wonderfully devoid of buttons to press. That alone may make this car worth millions.
Icona says the Vulcano Titanium will lap the Nurburgring in 7:20, which is an impressive time if it’s true. It goes without saying that the look of this supercar is certainly polarizing and may scare some buyers away, as will its high price. Still, we think there may be a wealthy enthusiast or collector out there who values this car for the history it made and for its unique design. Whether that person is willing to part with almost $3 million remains to be seen. Photos by Icona Design.