Aspark, the Japanese electric car manufacturer, has set two new speed records with its Aspark Owl supercar. The vehicle achieved an average speed of almost 200mph during tests at Alvington Airfield in northern England. The records were confirmed by the Guinness World Records for average speeds over a quarter and an eighth of a mile.
For an eighth of a mile, the Aspark Owl averaged 309.02kph or 192.02 mph, while for a quarter of a mile, it averaged 318.85kph or 198.12mph.
The hypercar can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 1.72 seconds, has a top speed of 260mph, and a range of about 250 miles. It takes only 40 minutes to charge the vehicle, which has 1,980 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque.
However, the Aspark Owl does not come cheap. To purchase one of the initial runs of 50 vehicles, you will need £ 2.5 million. Aspark began selling the Owl to wealthy customers in 2020.
Based in Osaka, Japan, Aspark has been developing Owl electric ultra-performance vehicles since 2015. The company is growing and has more than 3,500 employees (as of 2022) and 25 offices worldwide.
The record-breaking event took place under the auspices of the UK Timing Association at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire during the Straightliners speed records event.
The Aspark Owl is a remarkable achievement in electric vehicle technology. Its speed and acceleration capabilities are unparalleled in the industry, and it represents a significant step forward in the development of high-performance electric vehicles.
As electric vehicles become more popular and affordable, we can expect to see more manufacturers pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this technology. The Aspark Owl is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting future for electric vehicles.