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ITALIAN PRIDE: VULCANO TITANIUM SHOWED AT PARCO VALENTINO
Cecomp shows Vulcano Titanium for the first time in Italy
Turin, Italy – 1 June 2016. From 8 to 12 of June, the supercar designed by Icona (among the five most desired thing, in the Playboy list) will be showed in the core of Turin during the 2016 edition of Parco Valentino – Salone & Gran Premio.
The Vulcano Titanium is a one-off creation from Italian Design House ICONA is a world first with its unique titanium and carbon fiber body.
“Inspiration for the Vulcano came from the world’s fastest plane, the Blackbird SR-71, whose sharp and dramatic silhouette complimenting its sensual surface transitions was key to the styling of the Vulcano” –Samuel Chuffart, Icona design director.
The naked titanium body is a sculpture, revealing its 10,000 hours of hand-crafted work in the most pure form. The Vulcano’s strongly sculpted body side and voluptuous shapes evacuate the hot air from the engine and reduce air turbulence generated by the wheels.
The Vulcano Titanium was built by CECOMP, an Italian coachbuilder with a long and glorious history in the Racing Field (eg: complete body development and production of Lancia Delta S4, Lancia Delta Integrale, Alfa Romeo 155 DTM). The powertrain is the work of Mr. Claudio Lombardi, ex-Scuderia Ferrari director and mastermind of numerous world champion cars, and Mr. Mario Cavagnero the man behind the Lancia Racing Team and father of the engine of many championship-winning cars (the famous Lancia Delta Integrale and 037, as well as the complete winning series Peugeot 205 T16 and 405 t16 series)
The Vulcano (volcano in Italian) has a mid-front engine calibrated for homologated road and race use with an optimum balance of usability and efficiency. Capable to be tuned to well near 1.000 horsepower should the owner demand it, the optimized 670 horsepower and 840 N/m of its supercharged 6.2L V8 is coupled with a paddle-shift close ratio gearbox from Automac Modena, allowing 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds.
All-Italian design! Founded in early 2010, ICONA brings together the best of European design, engineering, modeling and prototyping experience. This international Italian design house born in Torino is working around the globe, providing leading design services and prototyping through an integrated partnership with Torino-based coachbuilder Cecomp. Today, Cecomp is involved in all stages of the car lifecycle: from style development and prototypes through to the supply of complete vehicles for some of the world’s most prestigious automotive brands. Cecomp has manufactured several one-off cars previously seen at the best Concours d’Elegance worldwide.
In addition to the car it will be possible to admire (and play) Eko Vulcano: the guitar created by the technicians of Icona in collaboration with Eko and Massimo Varini to celebrate the supercar.