Aspark Owl flies in to prey on rival hypercars
Japan’s Aspark has just opened its first showroom in Osaka and is now taking orders for its 1985-hp Owl electric hypercar.
Claimed to be faster than the Rimac C_Two, Pininfarina Battista, and Lotus Evija the Owl recently laid down a 0-60 mph time of 1.72 seconds on street tires, which Aspark says makes it the fastest-accelerating car in the world. The Owl is also claimed to have a top speed of 249 mph and, coincidentally, a range of 249 miles on a full charge.
The Owl is Aspark’s first foray into car building, but the company is well-established with 25 offices around the world providing engineering services and software for the auto industry.
Given that background it’s odd that Aspark has been rather tight-lipped about the engineering of the Owl, revealing only that the car is made from carbon fiber and features four electric motors that rev to 15,000 rpm. The motors allow for torque vectoring, while the lithium-ion battery system is “exclusive” according the Aspark website.
Aspark will make only 50 Owls, with 20 to be delivered to Asia, 20 to Europe and 10 to the U.S.A. The asking price is $3.56 million.