Icona Vulcano debuts at 2013 Shanghai Motor Show

Italian-Chinese Icona design firm was founded in early 2010 and is based in Shanghai with the scope to meet the strong demand from Chinese buyers for special models, and for the 2013 Shangahi Auto Show that officially opens today - will run until April 29th, - debuted this stunning one-off concept dubbed Icona Vulcano.

And volcanic it is, and not only because it sports a very unique Red Magma paint job. This two door, two seater incarnates all the current supercar spirit and was designed by French designer Samuel Chaffart (Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover) and will be available with two different powertrain configurations, that were designed and built by AIPA, that was founded by Italian engineer Claudio Lombardi, a former director at Lancia, a former technical director at Ferrari, and the project leader for Aprilia in World Superbikes in 2010.

The first version is called H-Turismo, and is a rear-drive hybrid with a 790hp V12 engine and a 160hp electric motor with an automatic transmission, and goes from 0 to 100 km in 3.0seconds and can reach a top speed of 350km/h.

The other version is called the H-Competizione(competition in English) and features a 550hp twin turbo V6 and a 160hp electric motor that powers the rear axle, and another 160hp electric motor on the front axle, and this model sprints from 0-100km in 2.9sec and reaches the same top speed of its sister, 350km/h.

The Icon Vulcano is 445 cm long, and 194 wide with a wheelbase of 2,698 mm, and weights 1,595 to 1,635 pounds, depending on the version. The concept car also features 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rears with Pirelli P Zero tires and also sports carbon ceramic brakes with six piston Brembo calipers.

Icona hasn’t announced pricing or other details regarding eventual production numbers or if it will just remain another intersting design in the long line of supercar concepts.

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