When it comes to luxury vehicles few options are more luxurious than a hypercar. A hypercar, which is still currently a concept, is defined as an incredibly lightweight vehicle which features an aerodynamic body made up of advanced composite materials, a low drag design, and is a hybrid vehicle. Simply put, the car is high in speed and horsepower, low in weight, low in acceleration, and high in cost. One of the newest concepts out now is the Milan Red Hyper, by Milan Automotive, which is priced at $2.3 million.
The company is based in Austria and the car pays tribute to the Austrian pastime of falconry. Weighing in at just 1300 kg, the sporty vehicle features a 6.2-L quad turbo V8 engine, which provides a horsepower of 1300 and 1300 lb-feet of torque. Milan Automotive claims the car is capable of going from 0 to 60 in less than 2.5 seconds and from 0 to 186 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds. At top speed, the car clocks in at approximately 250 miles per hour, putting it right in line with the Bugatti Chiron.
Looking at the car first hand, it is not surprising to learn it was named after the Red Kite, a bird of prey in the same family as eagles and hawks. Like a bird, it features aerodynamic design and elegance. In fact, aerodynamics take first priority in the design of the new vehicle, with the artistic approach being the second factor. The exterior of the car features 20 inch front and 21 inch rear aluminum wheels. To achieve its light weight, the car is made of carbon-fiber and suspension wishbones hold the structural components together. Interestingly enough, the wishbones, produced by Peak Technology, are the first of their kind to be seen in a street-legal vehicle. In addition to Peak Technology, AVL Engine Consulting Firm and Pankl Racing Systems also contributed to the design of the new model. Also a step ahead on this model are the hub carriers which are laser-sintered. Lastly, the car features a third spring in its suspension system, thus preventing the car from compressing too low to the ground as a result of the aerodynamic force achieved at top speeds.
Currently, numbers for the fuel economy of the car are not available but are expected to be low. In addition, no information has been released about the interior of the car; however, Milan has said that it will have “‘stunning interior design’ including visualization of the driver’s heartbeat”. In the words of Milan’s CEO, the car is only meant for one purpose- stealing the show.
While the starting price may be set at $2.3 million, the actual car will likely cost much more due to a limited production of only 99 units and the individual uniqueness of each car based on owner preference. To date, only 18 orders have been placed for the vehicle, so there is still some time if you have $2 million burning a hole in your pocket.