The Milan Red is Austria’s first hypercar and can go from zero to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds.
We’re not 100% certain where Milan CEO Markus Fux gets his money. He could just be from old European royalty that has billions saved up from when the black plague was a problem, and now he can live his best life as an international playboy and hypercar maker.
We do know he’s a former International GT Open and NASCAR driver, so maybe he has enough racing chops to make a ludicrously powerful hypercar.
This is the Milan Red, the first Austrian hypercar ever built. Only 99 of these cars will ever be made, with 18 already sold for the price of $2.1 million. The 1% will have to act fast to get their hands on the remaining 81.
Inside is a 6.2-L quad-turbo V8 that is said to produce 1,325 hp and 1,303 lb-ft of torque. Those are some very large numbers, which help create some very low numbers: 0-62 mph in 2.47 seconds, 0-124 mph in just 5.46 seconds. Top speed is expected to be over 249 mph.
To keep weight down, the Milan Red uses a carbon fiber chassis with carbon fiber wishbone suspension. We haven’t been told specifically, but we expect the body to be molded to the chassis and also be made of carbon fiber. Weight is estimated to be just 2,866 lbs.
Take one look at the Milan Red and you can see it features some extreme aerodynamic qualities. The front air intakes are so large that the headlights are integrated inside them. Vents appear all over the body to help get air where it needs to go. A pair of large intakes in the sides help bring air to the mid-mounted engine.
There’s a proper 7-speed dual-clutch transmission putting power to the rear wheels only. An enormous rear diffuser helps suck the car to the road while a pair of carbon fiber canards helps it to maintain stability.
Milan Red is said to be named after the Red Kite, a medium-sized bird of prey, where the rear tail lights mimic the Kite’s red plumage.
A working prototype will be at the Vienna Motor Show next year, with the final production version set to debut in Geneva. Deliveries are expected to begin around June in 2019.