The Aspark Owl is ready to fight the future Tesla Roadster
Creating and designing a car from scratch is always a huge challenge and if you don't have the financial resources of the major manufacturers, the task can be impossible. And if we add very ambitious objectives such as building the fastest car in the world, it is very likely that the car will never see the light of day.
However, the Japanese company Aspark wants to take up this challenge. And his car, the Aspark Owl, already seems ready to compete with the best. The goal is simple, to offer the car with the highest acceleration on the market. According to the figures, the car would do 0 to 62 mph in 1.69 s. It would then take it only 10.6 seconds to get to 186 mph. The top speed is set at 249 mph. A great achievement!
Its resolutely aerodynamic bodywork is entirely covered with carbon fibre. The Aston Martin Vulcan-style taillights, the huge retractable spoiler and the gullwing doors all contribute greatly to the wow effect. The Owl is 4.79 m long, 1.93 m wide and only 99 cm high. Its ultra-light monocoque chassis weighs only 120 kg.
Under the hood are four electric motors developing a whooping 1985 hp! The torque, which is equally respectable, is set at 2000 Nm (1475 ft-lb). The 64 kWh lithium-ion battery provides a range of 280 mi according to the NEDC. So in reality, you can expect a range of up to about 190 mi. The battery can be recharged in 80 minutes.
In terms of braking, the Owl does not skimp on the means! Ceramic discs are present on all four wheels with 10-piston calipers at the front and 4 at the rear. The adaptive suspension can raise the car up to a height of 80 mm. Aspark plans to build 50 units of the beast, each sold for €2.9 million (£2.5 million/$3.2 million).