W ho wants an Aspark Owl—an electric supercar from Tochigi, Japan that claims to have 1,000 horsepower on tap, a 0-62 mph time less than 2 seconds, and a top speed of 174 mph? We do!
The sleek, silver Aspark Owl spread its gullwing doors and made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show . The company’s aim is to create the “world’s fastest automobile.”
It sports a pointy beak-like hood with bird of prey LED headlights, silver wheels, a big ass wing, and a creamy white interior with bucket seats.
The Owl’s cowl is made mostly out of carbon fiber and TopGear reports that the powertrain consists of a pair of 40kW motors that offer 429 hp and 563 lb ft of torque. It weighs in at 1,874 pounds, is only 39-inches tall, and has a range of 93 miles.
According to Aspark’s Japanese website, the company allegedly builds medical robots and started developing electric vehicles in 2014.
Gigazine posted a few acceleration-testing videos of the EV in action to YouTube earlier this year that look like scenes straight out of “Buckaroo Banzai.”
The test was conducted with a stripped down prototype with a pipe frame in a parking lot—a far cry from the concept that can be seen at this year’s Frankfurt auto show.
Still, it looks like a real hoot to drive and we hope they can actually make this bird fly.