Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Osaka-based Aspark Co. has developed what it calls the “the fastest accelerating car in the world,” which can go from from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds.
The Aspark Owl, which the company also declares has “kicked off a new era in full-electric hypercars” was unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show in November 2019, but has just begun to go on sale this month.
The body, chassis, and many of the components of the Owl are constructed from carbon fiber. It also has four powerful electric motors (total power of 1480 kW with 2012 horsepower), a unique torque vectoring system (around 2000 Newton meters), an exclusive battery system, and a handmade interior. It has a range of about 450 kilometers.
Don’t expect to see the Owl flying around your local neighborhood, however, because the company intends to produce only fifty of these vehicles and their sales price is about US$3.4 million each. Several orders have already been received, but more of these vehicles may be sold in Europe than in Japan.
Although Aspark is based in Osaka, development has proceeded mainly at its manufacturing site in Turin, Italy, with the participation of more than a hundred technicians from about thirty companies. Initial development began in 2015.
Aspark is mainly known as a provider of engineering services for the automotive industry, as well as for electronic and industrial sectors.