Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar To Throwdown With Tesla Roadsters At 0 To 60 In Under 2 Seconds

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When it comes to electric vehicles with breakneck acceleration, Tesla often comes to mind thanks to vehicles like the Model S and Roadster. However, a Japanese company, Aspark, is looking to put those EVs to shame.

We present you with the Aspark Owl, a low-slung electric hypercar that features one electric motor per axle.  When combined, total system output comes in at 430 horsepower and 563 ft-lbs of torque. While that might not sound like a lot compared to the combined 691 horsepower and 792 ft-pound of torque for the Model S P100D (which also features dual motors), the Owl only weighs 1,874 pounds (compared to nearly 5,000 pounds for the Tesla).

That allows the Owl to hit 60 mph in under 2 seconds -- 1.92 seconds to be exact. Of course, anyone can make outrageous claims about performance, but Aspark has actually posted a video showing the Owl in action. Needless to say, it's nothing short of amazing (start at the 1:00 mark):

We should caveat the acceleration run with the fact that this prototype Aspark Owl is outfitted with racing slicks. In addition, the vehicle will have a price tag of over $4 million. The price already puts the vehicle into an exclusive category, and then we have to add that only 50 will be built.

We should also mention that the Aspark Owl will have some new competition from Tesla that will not only be just as fast, but far cheaper. The second-generation Roadster is also promising a 0 to 60 mph time of around 1.9 seconds and will hit 100 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Tesla claims that the Roadster will top 250 mph and will a driving range of 62 miles with a 200-kWh battery pack.

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As for pricing, the Tesla Roadster will be priced from $200,000 when it [hopefully] goes into production at the start of the next decade.


Via:  Jalopnik
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