Marcus De Guzman / Milan Automotive | July 31, 2018 07:33
Milan Red hypercar takes aim at Koenigsegg, Bugatti with 1325 hp, 1400 Nm of torque
An all-new hypercar is out for blood and has set its sights against the likes of Koenigsegg and Bugatti. Named after a famous bird of prey called 'Rotmilan', Milan Automotive's foray into the hypercar scene is ready to take the fight against the established few.
Say hello to 'Milan Red', a sleek, muscular and powerful hypercar that highlights Austrian craftsmanship and high-tech engineering. Designed and built by a team of specialists, Milan Red blends cutting edge technology with raw thrills in one aerodynamic package.
“Nowadays you can drive an artistic car, a high-tech-monster, a throne on four wheels - or a car, that only serves one purpose: stealing everyone the show. And this is where we come into play,” said Markus Fux, CEO of Milan Automotive GmbH.
Built almost entirely out of carbon fiber, Milan Red offers durability, rigidity as well as a lighter unsprung weight. From the front crash box, suspension and passenger compartment, and rear crash box, Red Milan's body is made from the lightweight and durable composite. Not only that, certain portions of the structure were made by way of Selective Laser Melting (SLM). It's a building technique that is similar to 3D printing which allows for the construction of complex shapes while keeping them lightweight.
Powering Milan Red is a 6.2-liter quad-turbo V8 that is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The eight-cylinder motor generates a whopping 1325 PS at 7000 rpm along with a stump-pulling 1400 Nm at 6000 rpm. With these kind of output figures, Milan Automotive claims the hypercar can catapult itself from 0 – 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 400 km/h.
Helping the 1325 PS hypercar carve through the corners came courtesy of lightweight yet durable carbon fiber-reinforced plastic double wishbones. Both the front and rear axles are equipped with the said suspension components and are adjustable for camber and toe. It even has a 3-spring damper system with adjustable anti-roll bars and titanium wheel hubs.
Milan Red also comes with a staggered wheel setup. The front wheels roll on 20-inch forged aluminum alloys wrapped in 265/35 tires. Meanwhile, the rear gets 21-inch forged aluminum alloy wheels with wider 325/35 rubber. Sitting behind those wheels are Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes that measure 390mm at the front and 380mm at the back. The front set receives six-piston calipers while the rear has four-piston calipers.
Only 99 examples of Milan Red will be made, with 18 of the production units already spoken for. Each Austrian hypercar will supposedly retail for an eye-watering EUR 2 million.