Aspark, a Japanese company increasingly recognized for its excellence in hypercar manufacturing, has opened orders for its first car — and the company is aiming for the pinnacle with its ambitious debut model. It won’t be easy to locate an Owl and purchase it, since only 50 will be built (20 for Asia, 20 for Europe, and 10 for North America). Yet, one of the first Aspark Owl examples is up for sale on JamesEdition by France-based Absolut Cars Consulting.
Aspark Owl’s 0-60 acceleration and top speed
The all-electric hypercar is already known to be the fastest accelerating production vehicle in the world. Although the car is not lightweight at 4189 lb. (1900 kg), despite all the carbon fiber, the sheer power and torque from the electric motors are enough to give the Aspark Owl acceleration figures higher than those of any other production car today.
Evidence for the Aspark Owl’s 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration suggests that it has stopped the clock on the 0-60 mph at 1.72 seconds in Misano circuit (one foot roll out). Recent tests indicate that the car’s top speed is an astonishing 249 mph (400 km/h).
So, what lies at the core of the Aspark Owl’s outstanding performance?
The hypercar’s powertrain is comprised of four electric motors hooked up to what Aspark states is a unique torque-vectoring system, along with a 69-kWh lithium-ion battery back that was designed specifically for the Owl and is centrally mounted as an integral part of the chassis. A battery monitoring system automatically protects the battery pack from overcharging, over-discharging, and overheating.
Recent tests have shown that the hypercar’s drivetime is 280 miles (450 kilometers). While not particularly far, it’s more than enough for a day trip, and the batteries can fully charge in about 80 minutes. The electric motors drive all four wheels in the Owl with power figures of 2,012 horsepower.
Aspark Owl, price
The Aspark Owl available on JamesEdition comes with a price tag of 3,500,000 € / approx. $4,253,147 (excluding tax and without option). As already mentioned, the Aspark Owl was produced in a limited series of 50 units, making it one of the rarest cars on the road. But rarity is not the only basis for the Aspar Owl’s impressive price.
While the Owl is Aspark’s first production automobile, the company is an established engineering firm that was founded in 2005 and has 25 offices around the world, mainly providing engineering services for the automotive and electronic industries.
Aspark began work on the Owl in 2015, debuted a concept of the car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, and finally introduced the production version in Dubai in 2019. Although Aspark is a Japanese company, the Owl is produced in the home of hypercars: Italy.
Aspark calls the Owl “a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty.” Almost every inch of this EV hypercar screams “exotic.” What’s more, each car example will be configurable to the buyer’s tastes, and Aspark guarantees each one will be unique.
Owl’s monocoque chassis is made of carbon fiber, and so are the body panels – aside from the steel frames built into the roof. Carbon-ceramic brakes can be found at all four corners with 10-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers in the rear.
Buyers choose between either Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 or Pirelli P Zero rubber (both super-sticky, track-ready tires), and the entire car is just 99 centimeters tall, which makes it the lowest road legal hypercar as well.
The rear wing deploys at 150 km/h and stores at 100km/h. Open the gull-wing doors, and you’ll find cutting edge controls dominated by the cockpit’s central display: a digital dashboard with gauges in the middle flanked by screens on either side of the gauge pod.
Another critical facet of the Aspark Owl’s biography is that the car is hard to access. Presently, only three sale points exist in the world: a showroom in Osaka, Japan, a dealer in Miami–and Absolut Cars Consulting in France who is keen to supply you with more details about the Aspark Owl that they currently have available.