AUSTRIA INTRODUCES THE 1,307-HORSEPOWER MILAN RED SUPERCARDate: 2018-08-01
Austria's Milan Automotive launches the 1,307-horsepower Milan Red supercar.
Ask pretty much anyone what car companies come from Austria and the answer will probably be "I don't know". That's not to say there aren't any, KTM, for example, is Austrian but the country is definitely better known for manufacturing vehicles from its Western European neighbours. With that said, a new firm named Milan Automotive (to confuse things perhaps?) aims to put the country on the map as it debuts the Milan Red – a 1,307 horsepower beast of a supercar.
And, bucking the trend, there's no hybrid technology here, rather, the Red has a 6.2-litre quad-turbocharged V8 engine powering the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. If that's not enough, it only weighs around 1,3 tons. Apparently, the Red will sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.47 seconds and top out at 249 mph.
Named after the Red Kite bird of prey, the supercar will have three driving modes: Glide, Hunt, and Attack. Because, you know, why not?
The Austrian will sport carbon fibre for the monocoque, rear-frame structure, and body panels and, as a first for a street-legal production car, will have a carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) double-wishbone suspension.
If you haven't realised by now, it's pretty clear the Milan Red has Bugatti and Koenigsegg in its bird of prey sights, so putting it in Attack mode makes sense.
Milan officially registered as a corporation in 2017 but, back in 2012, a bunch of friends began running prototypes with 900 horsepower under the hood. Things have clearly evolved over the years but the company has always concentrated on building a supercar that focusses on the relationship between the driver and car without an ostentatious design.
But it does look absolutely stunning.
According to Autocar, the company plans to include a visual representation of the driver's heartbeat just to underscore its point... although, without any images of the interior available, we don't quite know how they plan on doing it.
At the time of writing, Milan has already sold 18 of the 99 cars they plan on building, and each of the supercars will be completely customised. For around $2.6 million that's to be expected.
Although, would we paint it red? Hmm...