That deposit gets you about a third of the way to the full $3.6 million
price tag, which is actually down from the $4.4 million price we reported
last year. Aspark, the Japanese engineering firm that’s been developing the
car since 2014, still only plans to build 50 of the Owls.
The price isn’t the only thing that’s changed since last year. Aspark’s
claim the car has 1,150 HP is a huge jump from the 430 HP they were claiming
last year. The company as well claims about 653 lb-ft of torque, via
Bloomberg. Back in February, the Owl set a claimed zero to 60 mph time of
1.89 seconds on racing tires, and expects street tires to likely keep that
time under 2 seconds. It’s not clear what the final motor arrangement will
be on the production car yet, so this could all change again.
The company also claims it has a top speed of 174 mph, a dry weight of
around 3,300 pounds and a range of 186 miles on a full charge, and that’s
most likely only if you’re not trying to break that zero to 60 mph time.
Let’s compare the Owl’s numbers to the upcoming Rimac C Two, which has a
claimed 1,914 hp, 1,696 lb-ft of torque, a claimed top speed of 256 mph, a
range of 403 miles, a weight of 4,299 pounds, a price of $2.1 million and a
claimed zero to 60 time of 1.85 seconds.