Icona, a Shanghai-based design and engineering consultancy, added some supercar intrigue to the Shanghai motor show with the unveiling of its 950-hp gasoline-electric hybrid powered Vulcano concept -- a car quickly billed as China's new Ferrari. The front-engined GT was created expressly to drum up business for Icona. Former Jaguar and Nissan designer Samuel Chuffart is responsible for the car's styling. He says the goal was to create a combination where “beauty and beast come together.”
The car's length and width are 175.2 inches and 76.4 inches respectively, with the wheelbase extending to 106.2 inches. It is clothed in a carbon-fiber body and uses an aluminum chassis.
Icona is proposing two versions, both powered by a gasoline-electric hybrid driveline using a V12 engine (unspecified capacity) with an electric motor and seven-speed gearbox -- a system that sounds similar to Ferrari's HY-KERS arrangement. This is no real coincidence; the man behind the car's technical aspects is Claudio Lombardi, who previously worked in Ferrari's powertrain division.
An 807 hp rear-wheel drive version is claimed to weigh 3,509 pounds, with a 950 hp four-wheel drive flagship said to tip the scales at 3597 lb (1632 kg). Like much about the Vulcano, the claimed accelerative properties are theoretical at best. Icona claims 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.2 seconds, a 9.7-second standing quarter-mile time and 217 mph top speed for the rear-wheel drive variant and 2.9 seconds, 8.7 seconds, 9.2 seconds and the same 217 mph top speed for the four-wheel drive example.
- Starting rank: 1441
- This was changed to 1476 in the ? update
- MAX rank: 1648 (+207)
- This was changed to 1637 (+161) in the ? update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1770 (+122)
- This was changed to 1788 (+151) in the ? update
- 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1788 (+18), removed in the Sixth Anniversary Update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +41
- This was changed to +53 in the ? update
- Stock-to-MAX+PRO rank difference: 329
- This was changed to 312 in the ? update
- Upgrade rank percentages: 10/40/10/40
- Speed Modifier: 94.74% (Removed as of the 2019 Halloween Update)
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/10.5/13.5
The Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid's main weakness is its poor drifting abilities. Despite this, it is the third-best car in Class A in terms of overall performance, only behind the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage and the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. It has a maximum total speed of 313.5 mph/504.8 km/h. The Vulcano mainly rivals the TRION NEMESIS, McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, Rezvani Beast Alpha, HTT Pléthore LC 750, Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package and Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, but is otherwise mainly inferior to the Ferrari 488 Pista and Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV.
The overall performance of the Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid makes it a viable alternative to users who do not have the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. As of the Car Blueprints Update, both cars have been superseded by the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition (with its improved acceleration from this update, but still especially on long tracks).
This is the official review of the Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid on the Asphalt YouTube channel, made by Elite_HectorX and published on October 27, 2016:
Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 7.524s
Perfect nitro duration: 9.768s
Triple nitro duration: 7.425s
French Guiana lap time: 54.945s
Final verdict: "Icona can complete a race in French Guiana in just 54.945 seconds, even faster than the TRION NEMESIS. It has an amazing top speed, a good nitro duration and acceptable handling. As a result, it will be really useful in Time-limited Events if you don't own the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage."
Price and Availability
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid can be purchased for 2,600,000 which was initially obtainable from its EDD.
As of the Car Blueprints Update, the Vulcano can be assembled with 35 Rare-rarity BP cards. Assembly takes 6 hours to complete but can be skipped for up to 312.
As of the Sixth Anniversary Mini Update, the car no longer requires Blueprints to be assembled and has a full purchase price of 12,000.
The Vulcano V12 Hybrid was available for limited time during the following dates:
- March 10 - 13, 2017: 11,000
- March 20 - 30, 2020: 12,000
- April 22 - 26, 2020: 12,000
- May 25 - June 1, 2021: 7,900 (40% off)
Tune-ups cost 3,000 and take 2h 30 min to finish. The Sixth Anniversary Update removed the car's Elite status.
The Vulcano is part of the 48th Multiplayer Season, Flower Season 2, as a Champion League reward. Players who already own the car would win a Free Class A Upgrade instead.
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