The sleek, silver Aspark Owl spread its gullwing doors and made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The company’s aim is to create the “the world’s fastest accelerating electric car.”
It seems that guys from Aspark are serious about achieving that goal. Footage of their fully-electric hypercar doing an acceleration test in curiously confined conditions has been released.
The new electric supercar brewed in Japan during testing managed to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 1.92 seconds. But the prototype being tested is far from production ready. The car is using racing slicks rather than street tires, but that’s still ridiculously impressive. While this was an incredible feat, Aspark claim they will continue to tweak the formula until this sub-two-second 0-62 time can be accomplished on street-legal tires.
An Owl prototype is shown accelerating from a standstill, curiously in the tight confines of a car park and towards a cliff. We’re guessing the Aspark engineers only had performance on their mind, safety be damned.
The Owl’s cowl is made mostly out of carbon fiber. The powertrain consists of a pair of 40kW motors that offer 430 hp and 563 pound-feet of torque. That might not seem like much but the Owl only weighs 1,874 pounds.
The car is only 39-inches tall and Aspark says that body only weighs 110 pounds, leaving the remaining 1,760 pounds to the chassis, powertrain and drivetrain. They claim a 174-mph top speed with a maximum motor speed of 4,000 rpm.
Sadly it’ll have a battery range of only 94 miles. Assuming it goes into production and doesn’t end up being yet another piece of hypercar vapourware, just 50 will be made, costing $4.4 million each.