Aspark Owl

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Aspark OWL
Aspark Owl, IAA 2017, Frankfurt (1Y7A3341).jpg
Aspark OWL concept at the 2017 IAA
Overview
Manufacturer
  • Aspark Co
  • Manifattura Automobili Torino
Production2017 (Concept)
2019 (Prototype)
2020 – (Production)
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutDouble motor, all-wheel drive
DoorsDihedral
Powertrain
Electric motor4 electric motors (two rear, two front)
Power output2,012 PS (1,480 kW; 1,984 hp)
2,000 N⋅m (1,475 lb⋅ft)
Battery69 kWh (248 MJ) lithium-ion
Electric range451 km (280 mi)[1]
Dimensions
Length4,830 mm (190.2 in)
Width1,935 mm (76.2 in)
Height39.0 in (990 mm)
Kerb weight1,900 kg (4,189 lb)

The Aspark Owl (Japanese: アスパーク OWL) is an all-electric battery-powered sports car manufactured by Japanese engineering firm Aspark (アスパーク), under development since 2018, with the goal of making the fastest accelerating electric car. The OWL will be built by Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) in Italy and the firm has planned to have a production run of 50 vehicles, which will have a list price of €2.5 million per car. The OWL was publicly unveiled in concept form at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.[2][3][4][5][6] Production version of the OWL was unveiled in November 2019 at the Dubai International Motor Show.[7]

Specifications and performance[edit]

Production version

The OWL has carbon fibre body work built around a carbon fibre monocoque chassis weighing 120 kg (265 lb). There is a stainless steel support structure incorporated in the roof to increase the strength of the bodywork. Changes to the bodywork from the concept include the addition of wing mirrors, an active rear wing and a redesigned rear glass. The car features a double wishbone suspension system with hydraulic dampers and torque vectoring for improved handling. Stopping power is handled by a carbon-ceramic braking system featuring 10-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear.[7]

The OWL can accelerate from 0-97 km/h (60 mph) in 1.69 seconds, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.9 seconds, 0-299 km/h (186 mph) in 10.6 seconds and can attain a top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph). The OWL's acceleration time makes it the fastest accelerating production car in the world.[8]

The 69kWh battery pack was developed by Danecca Ltd, of Silverstone UK.[9]

In popular culture[edit]

The Aspark Owl appears as a playable festival-unlockable vehicle in the mobile game Asphalt 8: Airborne. added in "2020 Spring Update" along with two other new cars: Ferrari SF90 Stradale & DS E-TENSE. This also the first Asphalt appearance of new manufacturer, Aspark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce, Chris (12 November 2019). "Aspark Owl Debuts As 1,985-HP EV Hypercar, Hits 60 MPH In 1.69 Seconds". Motor1. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ Simon Green (21 February 2018). "Epic hypercar filmed 'reaching 0-60mph in UNDER two seconds' – but it costs a FORTUNE". Daily Star.
  3. ^ Anthony Cuthbertson (21 February 2018). "Owl EV: Tesla Rival Is First to Achieve 0-60 MPH in Under Two Seconds". Newsweek.
  4. ^ Bradley Brownell (18 February 2018). "Drop Everything, Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds". Jalopnik.
  5. ^ Dan Mihalascu (14 September 2017). "Aspark Owl might just be the fastest accelerating car you've never heard of". Drive Mag.
  6. ^ David Tracy (13 September 2017). "Japan's Mysterious Aspark Owl Electric Supercar Concept Promises Ridiculous Acceleration". Jalopnik.
  7. ^ a b Hyatt, Kyle (12 November 2019). "Aspark's electric Owl hypercar is finally ready to hatch after years of waiting". CNET. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  8. ^ Pattni, Vijay (12 November 2019). "The 2,012bhp Aspark Owl is the most powerful production hypercar". Top Gear. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Danecca Limited posted on LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 14 October 2020.

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