EVLN: $3.6M 1150HP Aspark Owl e-Hypercar r:300km ts:280kph 0-100kph:1.85s

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EVLN: $3.6M 1150HP Aspark Owl e-Hypercar r:300km ts:280kph 0-100kph:1.85s

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Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Now Has 1,150 HP and Goes For $3.6
2018-10-04  Justin T. Westbrook

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The seemingly ever-changing Aspark Owl [
] electric hypercar is back on the auto show circuit after its debut at the
Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2017. It showed up to this year’s Paris Motor
Show now claiming to have 1,150 horsepower and a non-refundable deposit ask
of just $1.15 million.

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.

For my imaginary money, the Rimac is a safer choice, as it hasn’t changed
multiple times and had multiple announcements of updated performance
figures, and it doesn’t look like it was, you know, designed by a bunch of
engineers. But we’ll see if the Owl can put all of that money to the road.
Hope it works out for all of you non-refundable deposit folks when the car
is scheduled to show up in 2020.
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