World's first titanium supercar unveiled
Little-known carmaker Icona has revealed its high-tech Vulcano Titanium supercar at the Dubai Motor Show. It's an incredibly high-tech vehicle, built primarily out of – you guessed it – titanium, a first for a passenger car.
The Titanium uses a 6.2-litre V8 engine which also features in the Chevrolet Corvette. Icona says that it can be tuned to produce over 1,000bhp, which would allow the car to hit 60mph in under three seconds.
Icona says the styling has been inspired by the Blackbird SR-71. Design director Samuel Chuffart told Top Gear: "The most challenging design issue which we faced was how to create a balance between power and beauty. If you make too much of the powerful features which are necessary to a super sports car, such as its cooling cutouts and blades which manage the air flow, they become graphically too dominant, and this makes the car less beautiful."
The interior is equally as exotic as the exterior. It's stuffed to the gunnels with leather, carbon fibre and Alcantara, while a portrait-orientated touchscreen and racy steering wheel complete the premium image.
With an estimated price tag of £2.1 million, the Vulcano is certainly set to be exclusive – even more so than cars like the Bugatti Chiron or even super-rare racers like the McLaren P1 GTR.