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You Can Buy This Hypercar Or SEVEN Brand New Ford GTs

The new Ford GT is going to be expensive. At around $400,000 you’ll be getting one of the best looking and performing supercars of the modern era. But what if you had the money for something more?

Well then you could buy a McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, or Ferrari La Ferrari. If that doesn’t quite whet your appetite, then you can buy the insane Italian-Chinese Hypercar seens below.

This is the Icona Vulcano Titanium and it debuted last year at the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance. The car’s body is made up of only titanium, making it quite pricey. In fact, you could be SEVEN, brand new Ford GTs for the price of just one Vulcano. It’s not going to market 12 months after its unveiling for a mind-bending $2.8 million ($2.78 to be exact)

o what does almost $3 million buy you? Well, the Vulcano Titanium is packing a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine sourced from the C6 Corvette ZR1. It’s rated at 670 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, and Icona says it’ll rocket the Vulcano to 220 mph, with 0-60 mph happening in just 2.8 seconds. If that type of performance doesn’t really sound like it’s worth $2.78 million, that’s because it’s not. But remember that what a buyer will really be paying for is the fact that this is the world’s first car to be made solely from titanium. Apparently over 10,000 hours of work went into hand-crafting the body, and it was left unpainted so as to show off the unique material underneath.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission complete with paddle shifters. The wheels are forged aluminum and measure 20 inches up front and 21 inches in the rear. The tires are Pirelli P Zeroes and the brakes are carbon ceramic. As for the interior, well it’s not nearly as off the wall as the exterior in terms of its design. There’s a touchscreen infotainment center with switches underneath to flip, and the gauge cluster is a 12.3-inch screen as well. All in all it looks pretty tame, at least the parts we can see anyway. As far as modern supercars go the flat-bottom steering wheel is wonderfully devoid of buttons to press. That alone may make this car worth millions.

But this begs the question: is it worth it? To me personally, no. If this car had more performance, sure I’d be willing to pony up the cash if I just sold my billion dollar startup. I get that it’s all titanium, but give me any McLaren in their lineup over this all day long. Oh and with all the money I saved I’ll also take a Ford GT, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, and a house on a private island.

What about you? What would YOU buy for close to $3 million?

(Images and source: Carbuzz)

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About Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.

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