Aspark Owl - a Japanese hypercar you probably didn't know existed

And the name is pretty cool, too

This crazy-looking thing is called the Owl, built by a Japanese manufacturer called Aspark in partnership with Manifattura Automobili Torino in Italy. Quite apart from shape, I personally think it looks tremendous, and it comes with mind-bending performance figures.

The Owl is powered by two electric motors, one for each axle, making a combined a 1,985 hp and 1,475 lb-ft of torque. The body is made from carbon fibre, and so is the monocoque chassis which only weighs 120 kg, and yet amazingly the whole car weighs 1,900 kg. It goes to show just how much batteries affect the weight. Still, even though it isn't exactly lightweight, Aspark says the car will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds, zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in 1.9 seconds and zero to 186 mph in 10.6 seconds, it will then keep on going all the way to its top speed of 249 mph.

Aspark didn't just give it power, it also gave it things like double wish-bone suspension, torque vectoring and carbon-ceramic brakes. In theory, this is supposed to be pretty good in the corners, too. Aspark says its 64 kWh provides 280 miles of range.

It looks like a proper racer, I don't even mind the big spoiler, which is retractable by the way, and gold wheels with blue calipers. Normally, I'd call them tacky but in this instance, it all kinda works.

Aspark is only building 50 units, with prices starting at €2.9 million / $3.1 million.

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Comments (42)

  • As Jeremy Clarkson said "you can't call a car an owl" haha

      1 year ago
  • It sure looks really nice, but after all the false starts from other companies, I have become skeptical of any that have yet to deliver to customers.

      1 year ago
  • Coincidentally standing next to a prototype right now. This thing is the real deal.

      1 year ago
      • 1 year ago
    • It must be black and outside on an asphalt parking lot on a moonless night. Cuz all I got for a picture with a black Square, LOL.

        1 year ago
  • Can't wait to see this thing perform, it looks like the real deal.

      1 year ago
  • This car gets to 186 mph faster than mine gets to 60...

      1 year ago