The small Japanese manufacturer Aspark has just unveiled his long-awaited Owl, an electric supercar that – if we can believe the figures – will be the fastest accelerating car in the world.
Although the traditional 0-100 km/h spurt award doesn’t really do much good in practice – unless you don’t make the point of missing your driver’s license and your car for a while – car manufacturers are constantly challenging each other to push the speed limits.
In September, the Bugatti Chiron became the first car ever to break the magic 300 mile per hour (approx. 490 km/h!), but in terms of pure acceleration, the 1,500 hp strong hypercar should now recognize its superiority in this Japanese newcomer: the Aspark Owl.
Although the price tags of both speed devils are not very different (2.5 million euros for the Bugatti compared to 2.9 million euros for the Aspark), the newcomer competitor can’t be compared to his challenger driven by an 8 litre-W16 engine.
The Japanese have developed a fully electric sports car, which, thanks to four electric motors, produces no less than 2,012 hp (!) on the asphalt. On paper, the largely carbon fiber Owl posters an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.69 seconds, before steaming until the needle indicates 400 km/h, if desired.
Although in that case you have to live with the fact that only a fraction of the promised driving range, which is about 450 kilometers, will remain. According to Masanori Yoshida, the owner of Aspark, already 15 of the 50 planned copies have found an owner.