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The Icona Vulcano Titanium will make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which takes place on the weekend of August 16, 2015.

Its makers claim that the one-off Chinese-backed, Italian-designed Vulcano Titanium is a “world first with its unique titanium and carbonfibre body”. The new vehicle is a development of the Icona Vulcano concept that had its first appearance at the 2013 Shanghai motor show.

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The body for the Vulcano Titanium is said to be naked titanium and it’s claimed that it took around 1000 hours to hand-craft.

Under the bonnet, the Vulcano Titanium uses a version of the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that powered the previous-generation Corvette ZR1. For this application, the motor has been tuned to deliver 500kW of power and 840Nm of torque, and is tied to a “paddle-shift close ratio gearbox from Automac Modena”.

The Titanium can apparently reel off the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) sprint in 2.8 seconds, hit 120mph (193km/h) in 8.8 seconds, and has a top speed of around 350km/h.

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The new vehicle’s Corvette-derived engine is nowhere near as exotic as the two possible drivetrains that were described for the original 2013 concept car.

In the first, dubbed H-Turismo, a 6.0-litre V12 and an electric motor were teamed together to deliver a maximum of 708kW. Fitted with rear-wheel drive, the H-Turismo-spec car is said to be capable of a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350km/h.

For the other mooted drivetrain, named H-Competizione, a twin-turbo V6 was paired with two electric motors. Although this setup had a mere 649kW, it did have the benefit of all-wheel drive, and was said to be able of a completing the 0-100km/h dash in 3.0 seconds.




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