An electric hypercar with 'fastest acceleration in the world'

24/11/2019 10:28:00

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.




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