Customer deliveries for Japan's crazy electric hypercar are starting soon.
It was three years ago when the Aspark Owl debuted as a concept. Back then, many were skeptical it would ever enter production, since so many startup supercar companies have made big promises in the past, but failed to deliver. But Aspark have proved proved doubters wrong. Last year, the production version of Aspark's electric hypercar debuted at the Dubai International Motor Show, and now the first examples are ready for customer delivery this fall.
During the summer, the Aspark Owl was tested at the Misano World Circuit, where it managed to hit 60 mph in just 1.72 seconds while fitted with road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Simply incredible.
"It's a great honor for Aspark to be the first to announce this achievement, reached in a record time. When we first announced this project, no one believed it could have been done: it is true that we do not have a long history, but we are now completing what is the first Japanese Electric hypercar," said said Aspark CEO Mr. Yoshida. "A proof of our vision, skills and engineering capabilities. This is what we do at Aspark: thinking outside the box and explore new, unchallenged territories, no matter the circumstances."
"We are really looking forward to delivering the Owl to our first customers: they will experience a completely different level of driving and acceleration," Yoshida continued. "We have committed even more resources and engineers into the project, and Aspark will go the extra mile, from now on, to keep growing and delivering incredible machines and products to customers all over the world," said Yoshida.
Powering the Aspark Owl are four electric motors producing a combined 1,984 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque. Combined with its lightweight carbon fiber body that brings the curb weight down to 4,188 pounds, 0-62 mph takes just 1.69 seconds, making the Aspark Owl the fastest accelerating car on earth. It's also the lowest road legal electric hypercar, measuring only 38.9 inches high.
Only 50 examples of the Aspark Owl are being built, each costing an eye-watering $3.43 million. With deliveries starting this fall, the Aspark Owl has arrived earlier than its electric hypercar rivals such as the delayed Lotus Evija, and the Rimac C_Two.