An electric hypercar with 'fastest acceleration in the world'


24/11/2019 10:28:00
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The "fastest accelerating car in the world" was unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show this week.

 

The fully-electric Aspark Owl is capable of reaching 60mph in just 1.69 seconds, according to Japanese manufacturers Aspark.

 

This outstrips electric, high-spec rivals such as Rimac's Concept Two and Tesla's Roadster, which take 1.85 seconds and 1.9 seconds respectively to hit the same mark.

 

The Owl was first revealed as a prototype in 2017 but the final version received its "world premiere" at the prestigious car show in Dubai.

 

Beyond record-breaking acceleration, Aspark also claims this is the first Japanese-made, fully-electric, top-tier supercar.

 

The Owl is powered by a Lithium-ion battery boasting 2,012 brake horsepower (bhp) that is fully charged in 80 minutes. The listed top speed is just a shade under 250mph, placing it among the fastest street-legal cars in the world.

 

Aspark President Masanori Yoshida told Top Gear magazine that the company will attempt to set a world-record lap time on the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany by March 2020.

 

Aspark say they wanted to deliver a "feminine" aesthetic to complement high-performance specifications. The vehicle is composed of carbon fiber panels around a stainless steel frame.

 

At just 99 centimeters in height the Owl will be among the lowest vehicles on the road, and with a monocoque (structure) weighing just 120 kilograms it will also be among the lightest.

 

Just 50 of the vehicles have been manufactured. They will go on sale with a price tag of €2.9 million ($3.19m).

 

The Dubai Motor Show concludes Saturday November 16 with a series of stunts produced by Red Bull.

 

 

 

PUKmedia / CNN


 

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