The Icona Vulcano is Proudly Touted as the World's First Titanium Car

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 14, 2015
References: iconavulcano & hypebeast
As far as the exclusivity that car aficionados seek, it doesn't get any more exclusive or exotic than the world's first titanium car.

The 'Icona Vulcano' was first designed in Shanghai, China and built in Italy. With the former powertrain technical director of Ferrari, Claudio Lombardi behind the mechanical side and Samuel Chuffart behind the design elements, this jaw-dropping beast is nothing short of an automotive triumph.

Inspired by the world's fastest plane, the 'Blackbird SR-71,' the design uses hand-crafted carbon fiber and titanium to create the curvaceous and lustrous construction. With a supercharged 670 horsepower V8 engine, the car boasts a zero to 60 mile-an-hour time of 2.8 seconds. As unique as they come, the car is only a one-off, meaning you shouldn't expect to see it on the street any time soon.