Austria is known for apple strudel, high mountains, beautiful castles, and lakes, but not necessarily for its automotive industry. This is about to change with boutique manufacturer Milan Automotive introducing their Milan Red, a new breed of hypercar. Fast, lightweight and extremely powerful with performance stats that rival the Bugatti Chiron.

It is not named after the famous city in Italy, but ever so fittingly after a rare bird of prey and with a nod to Austria’s famous falconry tradition. Just like its namesake, the Milan Red wants to glide, hunt and attack, which are the three driving modes.

Milan Automotive’s CEO, Markus Fux, a former race car driver, says:” “Nowadays you can drive an artistic car, a high-tech-monster, a throne on four wheels – or a car, that only serves one purpose: stealing everyone the show. And this is where we come into play.”

According to Milan Automotive, the Milan Red does not rely on extravagant design. It might not rely on it, but it definitely is candy for a car lover’s eyes. The bird of prey theme comes into play again with a beak-shaped front and aggressive styling throughout.

This high-performance coupe comes with a quad-turbo 6.2-liter V8 engine developed by AVL and shows off with 1.325 hp at 7.000 rpm, allowing for acceleration from 0 to 62 miles in 2.47 seconds and a top speed above 249 mph (400 kph).

The Milan Red puts only 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs.) on the scale which gives it a 1:1 ratio with one horsepower per kilogram, just like the Koenigsegg One:1. This puts it in the high echelon of racing cars made for the highway.

A novelty for road approved super sports cars are the aerodynamically optimized wishbones made of carbon developed by PEAK Technology in Austria.

The rear-wheel-drive Milan Red features a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.

One of the more unusual features is in the interior. A special gauge monitors and visualizes the driver’s heart rate. We are not sure if this also comes with first aid in case of hyperventilation, but the Milan Red can be customized to satisfy many personal wants and needs.

A limited number of 99 cars is planned and delivery will begin in 2020. The price for this bundle of driving thrills starts at  2 million Euro (appr. $2.3 million).

Milan Automotive will have its next appearance at the car deck of the Monaco Yacht Show from September 26 to 29.