It's the quickest accelerating car in the world.
It's been approximately three years since the Aspark Owl was revealed, but there are still very few people who are even aware of its existence. Those who do know about it likely remember its trump card: the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds. It's an electric supercar from Japan, and it generates an astonishing 1,985 horsepower. Not only is it ridiculously quick, but unlike so many other obscure supercar offerings out there, it looks beautifully designed. Part of that stunning aesthetic is due to its height since it's the lowest road-legal electric hypercar with a height of just 38.9 inches. And now you may be able to see one in the metal, as it's coming to the US.
So just how quick is it? Back in the summer, the Japanese hypercar set a claimed 0-60 mph time of 1.72 seconds while it was testing at the Misano circuit in Italy. Most impressive is that the time was achieved on street-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, beating its previous achievement of 1.87 seconds on race tires. This is possible thanks to a rating of 1,475 lb-ft of torque, distributed via four electric motors. Aspark also claims that the motor's rotation speed of 15,000 rpm should be the fastest in the world. Interestingly, all of this has been achieved by an engineering company that decided to make a hypercar as a side project.
So how can you get your hands on one? If you're in Japan, the company's hometown of Osaka is where the first dealership has opened this week, but orders are open for Europe and North America too. The Gables Sports Cars will be handling domestic sales from Miami, Florida, but you still have to fill out an application on Aspark's website. Act quickly though - just 50 are being made, and 20 are reserved for Europe with another 20 meant for Asia. Just 10 are thus remaining for America at an approximate cost of $3.56 million. If that's too much ching for you, the upcoming Tesla Roadster is promising even quicker acceleration times.