Austria may be known for beautiful mountains and a rich history, but they also build some of the world's most powerful cars. The first 48 Porsches were built in a sawmill in Graz, which is also the home of global giant Magna-Steyr. But a new Austrian upstart is poised to take on the biggest names in the industry. If you thought the company might be named for the Italian city, think again. A Milan is an Austrian term for the Red Kite, a maroon-colored bird of prey. Their car "Red" will be powered by a quad-turbo 6.2 liter V8 making 1,306 horsepower and 1,033 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
A seven-speed dual clutch transmission could be supplied by a few different manufacturers, but the engine is the real mystery. GM, Ford, and Dodge all offer 6.2-liter engines, and they are all capable of massive power. CEO Markus Fux and his small team are being helped by AVL, an Austrian engineering firm who has helped Ferrari's F1 team in the past. Markus was the first Austrian driver to race in NASCAR, and he lives most of the year in Miami. We wish him and his team good luck on this noble undertaking. Stay with Autofluence for all the updates from Milan Automotive.