Driveclub: What the Heck Is an Icona Vulcano? Here’s What New Free Car Coming to PS4 Looks Like

on January 19, 2015 6:25 AM

Every time I think that Paul Rustchynsky and the Driveclub team must have run out of ultra-exotic cars to add to the game, they manage to prove me wrong, horribly wrong.

Today Evolution Studios announced the free car that Driveclub players are going to enjoy between January 27th and January 29th (depending on region), and boy it’s an obscure one: the Icona Vulcano.

The Icona Vulcano is an over-the-top hypercar first introduced at the Shanghai International Motor Show inn 2013, created by former Ferrari Director  Claudio Lombardi and by the young French designer Samuel Chuffart. It’s a rear-wheel drive ride powered by a beastly V12 combined with hybrid technology, able to generate 950 hp. A second configuration with a 870 hp V6 also exists.

It’s top speed is a lightning-fast 349 km/h (217 mph), and it accelerates from 0 to 120 mph in 9  seconds. The braking system is designed by Brembo and it rides on Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires.

For the record, it also costs about 3.8 million dollars.

Interestingly, while the creators of the car are French and Italian, Icona is actually based in Shanghai, China, so you could say that this is the first East Asian car introduced in Driveclub.

If you want to know how the Icona Vulcano looks like, below there are a few shots and a video provided Directly by Icona, and a second video courtesy of YouTube user Gumbal. Of course neither the pictures or the footage are from the game (duh), but they’re shown here to give you a visual depiction of the car.

 /  Executive News Editor
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