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The All-Electric Aspark Owl Hypercar: Yours for $3.2m

By Paul Joseph

Japanese boutique carmaker Aspark has unveiled the production version of its Aspark Owl all-electric hypercar first unveiled almost two years ago.

After grabbing major headlines with a video showing the car doing the 0-62mph sprint in just 1.92 seconds, the production version of the electric 1984 bhp Owl has now been introduced, boating an eye-popping price tag of $3.2 million.

The car debuted at the Dubai International Motor Show, which came to a close this weekend, and is thought to be the fastest accelerating car in the world with a 1.69-second zero to 60 mph acceleration time.

“We were the first company to present the concept of a full-electric hypercar back in 2017,” Masanori Yoshida, Aspark CEO said during the launch.

“The first to present the production version at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show. We will be the first to deliver a full-electric hypercar to customers in the second quarter of 2020. And I am really proud of this.”

Aspark claim truly incredible performance figures for the owl, with a top speed of 249 mph, while the sprint from a stop to 186 mph requires a mere 10.6 seconds.

This has been made possible thanks to four electric motors generating a total of 1,985 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. The hypercar also features a 64-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that provides a claimed range of 280 miles in the NEDC test, but Aspark says that a larger battery could be available in the near future.

Aspark will build only 50 examples of the Owl and deliveries are expected to start in the second quarter of 2020.

By Paul Joseph