The 2013 Shanghai Auto Show saw the arrival of the 2013 Icona Vulcano concept, an Italian-penned Chinese supercar that sought to create a paradigm shift in the supercar segment. That didn’t turn out as planned, though, as the Vulcano’s moment in the sun was short-lived. The car that promised almost 1,000 horsepower of hybrid technology left the scene as soon as it arrived, remaining dormant ever since.
But all that’s about to change now that Icona has confirmed the Vulcano will return with a vengeance and spew hot lava at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16, 2015.
Volcanic references notwithstanding, the return of the Vulcano is a welcome sight at Pebble Beach. Since its show-stopping cameo at Shanghai, the Vulcano has evolved closer to a production car. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll see Icona start taking orders at the Concours, but as far as progress goes, the new iteration, called the Vulcano Titanium, looks much more ￼prepared to erupt (sorry) into the exotic scene than its predecessor ever could.
Updated 08/17/2015: The 2016 Icona Vulano Titanium was revealed during the Monetery Car Week and we were one to capture its updated design. Check out the images we took in the adjacent photo gallery.
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The Shangha Auto Show’s media day has officially kicked off and one of the most anticipated models of the show has broken cover: the Icona Vucano. Unfortunately, Icona didn’t reveal much more of the car than its exterior and the fact that it will come in two variants: street and racing.
In all, we think Icona has hit a homerun with the Vulcano, but it still has its minor issues. One of the glaring issues is whether it will be a reality or just another dream that fades away. You see, it takes a ton of money to build a concept like this and we would not be shocked to hear that Icona simply doesn’t have the capital to build production models.
Regardless of whether it ever hits the streets or not, the Icona Vulcano concept is sure to be the talk of Shanghai for the next few weeks.
UPDATE 4/20/2013: This review has been updated with official images and details on the Vulcano Concept.
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The Shanghai Auto Show came and went with one star-studded concept slipping under the radar from a little unknown company called Icona Shanghai. Icona is a design studio based out of China and focusing on projects in China and Asia. Their latest project comes to us in the form of the Icona Fuselage, a concept that incorporates a design that is on a completely different level than many concepts we’ve seen in awhile.
The Fuselage owns the futuristic look with a unique body structure that starts with that sleek and defined front end. The front of the car paves the way for the rest of the body’s look which takes the shape of rippling waves going down the side and ending at a slightly upturned back end. The look is completed with polycarbonate alloy wheels and those sick gullwing doors.
The interior of the Fuselage seat four and gets a clean look with controls that remind us of the buttons found on a massage chair. No specific details were given on the goodies provided, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words and clearly, this interior is speaking volumes.
Considering this is a car for the future, no engine could possibly fill the space that only a motor can provide. The electric motors are placed next to the wheels and are powered by a 79 lb battery pack placed in the center. The Fuselage is said to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and will hit a top speed of 124 mph.