Japanese car manufacturer, Aspark has begun taking pre-orders for its battery electric supercar, the Owl. The company began taking pre-orders for the battery-electric vehicle at the recent Paris Motor Show. Deliveries are slated to commence mid-2020. Aspark had first launched the Owl at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and says that its electric supercar can go from 0-62 mph within a span of less than 2 seconds. The company will make only 50 supercars, so those who buy an Owl will belong to a truly exclusive club.
According to a Bloomberg report, Aspark is asking customers to make nonrefundable deposits of 1 million euros, which is about USD 1.15 million to book the supercar. It is expected that the car will have a price tag of about USD 3.6 million when it comes off the production line.
The Owl had definitely created a splash at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the engineering team at Aspark designed the car keeping its 0-62 mph time of 2 seconds as main focus. Right now, the company says that this is achieved in just 1.99 seconds. Back in February, Aspark had released a video of the Owl attaining this speed in just 1.87 seconds. This is less than the time that Tesla says its next-generation Tesla Roadster can achieve. The Owl prototype that was used for testing however was fitted with racing tires.
Based on the latest specs in the Bloomberg report, Owl produces 1,150 horsepower and 652 pound-feet of torque, and has a dry weight of about 3,300 pounds. This weight is a lot more than the figure of less than 1,900 pounds that the company had claimed last year. Aspark’s engineers are still refining the final details of the powertrain and the number of electric motors that should be used in the car. The vehicle’s stated top speed continues to be 174 mph, and on full charge, it can cover a distance of 186 miles. These specs might not be as impressive as that for other planned supercars like the Rimac C_20, but it is still faster than a Formula One racing car.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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