Austria isn't known for its cars, but a new firm confusingly named Milan Automotive aims to put the country on the map. The company has debuted its Milan Red supercar, and it packs 1,307 horsepower without hybrid power. Instead, the Red uses a 6.2-liter quad-turbocharged V-8 engine that sends power to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and finally to the rear wheels. Oh, and it's estimated to weigh just 2,866 pounds. The early performance stats peg the Austrian supercar to sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.47 seconds and manage a top speed of 249 mph. The Red, which is named after the Red Kite bird...
Volkswagen Amarok Power Concept Set To Rock Wörthersee With 5,000-Watt Audio
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils a mobile DJ station at Wörthersee.Stephen Edelstein
Planning A European Road Trip? Google Maps Has Traffic Info
For many of us, the thought of motoring through the backroads and byways of Europe sounds like a dream vacation, but such trips come with their share of challenges -- namely, unfamiliar roads, signs in foreign languages, and, like anywhere, rush hour traffic. (Hey, someone's gotta keep punching the...Richard Read
Wiesmann offers European driving getaway package
Niche German automaker Wiesmann is best known for its classically designed sports cars that tend to cost an arm and a leg, but now the company is expanding into the holiday and travel business. Wiesmann has revealed that it will be offering its well-to-do clientele further avenues to spend their...Alex Kaufmann
Custom Q5 highlights Audi stand at 2009 Wörthersee Tour
For a few days in May the town of Reifnitz, Austria is overrun with a plethora of Audi and Volkswagen models as fans of both marques attend the world’s largest Volkswagen Group gathering. Known as the Worthersee Tour, the event has been running for almost 30 years and this year Audi decided...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Königseder Tuning takes on the Porsche Carrera GT
Leipzig, 2004: the Porsche Carrera GT, born out of a racing program but built for the street, begins a production run that will total just 1,270 units and last only two years. Little did the world know new versions of the car would still be built by the aftermarket on a nearly monthly basis for the...Nelson Ireson
General Motors has confirmed that the first batch of its upcoming Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids will feature an internal combustion ‘back-up’ engine sourced from Aspern, Austria, and not from Flint, Michigan, as originally planned. The announcement comes just a week after it was revealed that GM’s contract to build a new engine plant in Flint to supply the necessary 1.4L four-cylinder units for the Volt had been canceled. The decision to source the engines from overseas will not add any extra cost to the car’s eventual sticker price, which is expected to fall some...