Aspark Owl electric supercar is shaping up to rival the Rimac Concept Two.
The Aspark Owl is a Japanese electric supercar currently under development. The car was first showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The makers claim that the Owl will accelerate from 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds, which is a bold claim but apparently, they have figures to prove it. Recently, Aspark got in touch with Motor Trend to share V-Box data of the acceleration runs.
After sifting through the raw data, Motor Trend found out that in one of the runs, the Owl managed to hit 60 mph in just 1.6 seconds! That’s faster than the Tesla Model S P100D which clocked 2.28 seconds to 60 mph in a previous test conducted by the publication.
So, how does the Aspark Owl manage to clock such insane acceleration times?
According to the company, the Owl packs 429 hp and 563 lb-ft from two electric motors. Also, the car weighs less than 1900 lbs. During the test, the car was fitted with pre-warmed racing slicks. Also, the car was using super capacitors instead of batteries. Super capacitors are able to discharge large amounts of energy extremely quickly, which explains the sudden burst of acceleration.
It is still unclear if the Aspark Owl will reach series production. But, if it does, it won’t come cheap. Rumours suggest that it might be priced upwards of $4 million!
A slightly cheaper alternative would be the Rimac Concept Two which will be showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Source: Motor Trend