The Aspark Owl, a renowned Japanese electric hypercar, recently achieved two impressive speed records for electric vehicles (EVs) by reaching speeds just shy of 321 km/h. The record-setting runs took place at Alvington Airfield in northern England, where the Owl showcased its capabilities. These achievements earned the Aspark Owl official Guinness World Records for its average speeds over the eighth mile and quarter mile. The vehicle recorded an average speed of 309.02 km/h in the eighth mile and 318.85 km/h over the quarter mile.
Aspark claims that the Owl’s impressive performance is attributed to its quad-motors, which generate a staggering 1,980 horsepower and 2000 Newton meters of torque. With this power, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a mind-blowing 1.72 seconds, surpassing the acceleration of other notable electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model S Plaid and Rimac Nevera.
The Owl boasts a range of 402 kilometers on a fully-charged 64 kWh battery pack. Additionally, it offers quick recharging capabilities, with the ability to charge in just 40 minutes using a DC fast charger.
According to Reuters, Aspark began the development of the Owl electric hypercar back in 2015. The company, based in Osaka, Japan, has a substantial workforce of over 3,500 employees and operates from 25 global offices.
Limited to a production run of 50 units, the Aspark Owls come with an exorbitant price tag of nearly Rs. 90 crore per vehicle, making it a rarity for the elite buyers. Deliveries of the Owl are expected to commence later in 2023.
Despite the Aspark Owl’s achievement in setting the record for the fastest average speed over the quarter mile, it’s worth noting that the Rimac Nevera currently holds the title of the fastest production EV in the quarter mile, completing it in an impressive 8.582 seconds. The Rimac Nevera also boasts the highest top speed for an electric vehicle, reaching 415 km/h.