The Austrian company Milan Automotive, founded by 36-year-old ex-racer Markus Fuchs, presented its first model, the Milan Red supercar, which took almost six years to develop.
The creators advertise their model as the first local hypercar named after the Red kite. Several leading Austrian firms were additionally involved in the development of the car, while the exterior of the model was painted by Russian Dmitry Lazarev.
The designer came up with the look of the hypercar in 2013, while he posted his project on a network called Lada Raven with the hope that the concept would be of interest to AvtoVAZ. However, the first sketches of the Russian attracted the attention of the Australians.
They bought the rights to the design, concurrently with the Crimean company PIK Vector, in whose staff Lazarev moved, a contract for a more detailed study of the exterior of the coupe. At the suggestion of the Russian, the Austrian hypercar received an aggressive appearance, where all the body panels are made of carbon fiber.
At the front, the two-door is remembered by a complex bumper with narrow stripes of headlights, and at the back – by a huge diffuser and four large exhaust pipes in the center. There are no photos of the interior of the car yet.
Milan Red also boasts a large number of active aerodynamic elements, as well as dynamic suspension adjustment, which can change the ground clearance in the range from 90 to 135 mm. All this makes it possible to withstand lateral accelerations up to 2.6 g.
The engine and transmission of the Milan Red are part of the power structure of the carbon fiber body, while the double wishbones from Peak Technology are here made of carbon fiber. The wheels are made of aluminum alloy and have titanium hubs, and the brakes are carbon-ceramic, with six at the front and four-piston at the rear.
The rear-wheel-drive hypercar is road-certified and powered by a 6.2-liter V8 four-turbo V8 petrol engine from AVL. The motor is located longitudinally and develops 1,325 hp. and 1,400 Nm. It is paired with a seven-speed robot with two clutches.
From a place to a hundred, a 1,300-kilogram car accelerates in 2.47 seconds, and takes the bar of 200 and 300 km / h in 5.46 and 9.98 seconds from the start, respectively. The maximum speed of the model is over 400 km / h. Control electronics provide three modes: Glide (“hover”), Hunt (“hunting”) and Attack.
The upcoming Milan Red is limited to 99 copies, each priced at a minimum of € 1.8 million. Interestingly, 18 cars have already been purchased, although customers will not receive their cars until 2020. While the car is undergoing a series of road tests, including in the Crimea.