The Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 may be enjoying the 900hp supercar league almost exclusively but this might not last for long as there is a new kid on the block. It hails from Italy and is called the Icona Vulcano, the creator is Claudio Lombardi, former powertrain technical director of Ferrari and mastermind of numerous world champion cars. It is due to be revealed at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show in April.
Just like the McLaren P1 and the LaFerrari, it features a combustion engine assisted by electric motors, a front engine V12 two-door two-seater with 900hp. Its top speed will be around 350km/h and a sprint from 0-200km/h in just under ten seconds. To bring out a concept of “Beauty and the Beast” the Icona Vulcano is an advanced design based on the Icona Fuselage concept in first presented in 2011 by Samuel Chuffart, Icona’s design director.
The creator, Claudio Lombardi has several achievement to his name. Just to name a few, he was the racing director of Lancia when they won seven World Rally Championships with 037 Rally and Delta S4 from 1982 to 1991, he was the powertrain technical director of Ferrari for Formula 1 and GT cars from 1991 to 2000, and project leader of Aprilia to win the Superbike World Championship in 2010 with Max Biaggi.