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Bird of Prey

Milan Red

You know you’re a supreme supercar when you make your competitors look like a Toyota Camry. Milan Red, created by Austrian start up Milan Automotive, takes its name from the bird of prey (not the Italian city). It possesses 1,325 horsepower and weighs only 1,300 kg, meaning it has one horsepower per kilogram — the sexiest ratio known to car builders.

This explosion of energy is the result of the 6.2 litre V8 Quad Turbo rear drive, operating without any electric support and developed by AVL Racing, a premium supplier of Formula One, Nascar, and Formula E racing no less.

The wishbones of the Milan Red will be manufactured wholly from carbon — an actual first in the history of street-legal cars. But perhaps the wildest add-on: an interior visualization of the driver’s heartbeat. It’s kinda useless in terms of assisting drive but it sure as hell adds another exciting element to the ride.

The exterior is smooth yet muscular with a front end resembling a ferocious bull ready to run riot. At the speeds the Milan Red can hit, you better hope have the skills to tame this beast. Limited to only 99, each Milan Red will come with a $2.3 million asking price. Still quite cheaper than a decent property in Sydney, and a little more fun than a mortgage.

Spec check

2020 Milan Red
Engine: 6.2 litre V8
Transmission: 8 speed dual clutch
Power: 988 kW
Torque: 1303 lb-ft.
Top Speed: 399 km/h
0-100km/h: 2.47 seconds
Price: $2.3 million

BY BILL VARETIMIDIS

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