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Superman spent plenty of time being mistaken for birds and planes, and drivers of the Icona Vulcano can expect similar problems.

With styling that references the Lexus LFA, Ferrari F12 and Corvette Stingray, the Vulcano could easily be mistaken for any number of supercars with front-mounted engines.

China-based Icona Design and Engineering unveiled the Vulcano at the Shanghai motor show last week.   

The 670kW supercar is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine helped by hybrid electric motors.
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Details are scarce, but that sounds suspiciously similar to the 6.0-litre V12 hybrid driveline Ferrari trialled in the 2010 599 HY-KERS concept.

Given that Icona engineer Claudio Lombardi’s CV includes a stint in Ferrari’s powertrain department, we wouldn’t be surprised to see similar technology to the 599 HY-KERS or LaFerrari.

Icona claims that the car has the potential to reach a top speed of 350km/h and accelerate from 0-200km/h in less than 10 seconds, performance that rivals Ferrari’s 458 Italia coupe.

Former Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover designer Samuel Chuffart penned the Vulcano hoping to create a design fusion whereby “Beauty and the Beast come together”.

Icona’s press material goes on to say that the styling represents “a consistent theme of dynamic triangles set in horizontal symmetry”. The car is coated in red paint that appears “almost black in the absence of light”, presumably in a different manner to the way any other car looks in the dark.

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/chinas-ferrari-rival-20130422-2i9f2.html



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With all those flames I can see the similarity to a 458.



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Well the Chinese can copy a Honda engine pretty well, so why not a Ferrari V12!!!


Plenty of pots and woks still left to melt down......     :eek:



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It at least looks good.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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Plenty of pots and woks still left to melt down......     :eek:

I did laugh, then I realised it's probably (hopefully) made from Aussie steel  :cool: 'straya



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If it's priced around $50k I'll take one, if they market it through K Mart it might even be less.



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