R45m Vulcano blows into London

2013-07-04 14:32

LONDON, England - A supercar that had its official world premier in Shanghai, China, early in 2013 has popped up again, this time in London at the Salon Prive which opened on July 4, American Independence Day.

It's called the Icona Vulcano and will have its UK sales debut in September 2013. Meanwhile, it's on show until July 6 at the salon.

The automaker Icona was established in 2010 and launched with an electric concept car called the Fuselage, which became a finalist at the 27th International Automobile Festival in Paris in the 'World’s Most Beautiful Concept Car' competition.


Since then has come the V12 hybrid Icona, a glamorous two-door, two-seater supercar with a price tag, as a one-off, equivalent to R46-million.
The Vulcano's propulsion system (engine seems a trifle bland a term) can generate 710kW and take the supercar to 350km/h after reaching 200km/h in less than nine seconds. The car was engineered by former Scuderia Ferrari technical director Claudio Lombardi.

Sales director David Bagley commented: “Icona is a very exciting new brand and we are delighted that it has chosen Salon Privé for the UK debut of the Vulcano. It’s a beautiful car and it is going to look fantastic within the Concepts & Prototypes Display.”

if you're in London and want to pop along, the ticket price includes Pommery champagne, a lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas. A boerewors braai was not mentioned, but sounds like rather more fun.

  • Henk Blom - 2013-07-04 16:22

    R45M ? aikôna!

      Harley Quin - 2013-07-05 12:36

      the thumbs down obviously didn't get it

  • Seriousman Veryserious - 2013-07-04 23:44

    R45 million. Only an idiot can throw away such a lot of money.

      Harley Quin - 2013-07-05 10:20

      i doubt very much that an idiot would be able to amass this kind of money, don't you think

      Mr Badbones - 2013-07-05 11:10

      Small change ......

  • Harley Quin - 2013-07-05 06:31

    I'll take two, thanks

  • Stig De - 2013-07-05 10:11

    Nissan Gtr can blow this thing

  • Nyaganyaga Ndawonda - 2013-07-05 10:53

    What on Earth they trying to prove. I treasure my R100.

      Hennie van Deventer - 2013-07-05 11:29

      Put your R100 in the bank and maybe next year you have R112 :-)

  • Ryan Heuvel - 2013-07-05 12:08

    R45m for a one-off isn't too bad considering, and as an investment will only increase in value ... but you're going to feel a right moron if it goes into production - however limited! And 710KW??

  • Mohamed Feroz - 2013-07-07 23:11

    I think this car will be in a Arab state in the next 48hours !

      Chrono Man - 2013-07-09 12:55

      They are waiting for the solid gold edition.

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