exceeds 400 km/h, is Japanese and aims for a prohibitive price

exceeds 400 km/h, is Japanese and aims for a prohibitive price
exceeds 400 km/h, is Japanese and aims for a prohibitive price
  • Aspark Owl boasts new speed record for an electric car with a prototype

  • The Rimac Nevera remains the fastest production electric car in the world. At the moment

It was 2019, we were approaching the year 2020 and in Xataka We had our eye on Aspark Owl, the electric hypercar from a Japanese brand that was preparing to become the fastest vehicle in the world powered by this technology.

So, Aspark’s goal was to get an electric car that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than two seconds. Specifically, in 1.69 seconds. More than three million euros were requested for that car and it was promised that a maximum of 50 units would be manufactured.

But in the last five years, the list of cars that accelerate in less than two seconds, or come dangerously close to this barrier, has been growing. In fact, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 set the bar last year at 1.66 seconds to cover 0 to 96 km/h (0 to 60 mph) and it’s not even electric.

The objective, they say from Aspark, moved. In the last five years, the company has changed its strategy and, now, they say they have achieved the desired record. Its Aspark Owl SP600 is the fastest electric car in the world. And it has passed over the Rimac Nevera.

An electric car at more than 400 km/h

At the end of 2022 we told you that the Rimac Nevera had established a new top speed record for an electric car. Its 412 km/h had surpassed the 400 km/h barrier, something that no electric car had achieved until then. The closest thing was signed by the Pininfarina Battista who managed to reach 350 km/h.

But now, the Nevera will have to settle for being the fastest electric car… in reverse. The Japanese from Aspark Owl claim that their SP600 electric car is the fastest electric in the world. It is a prototype “intended for production” but whose street version we do not yet know.

What they have made public is the top speed achieved on the Papenburg test circuit, Germany. They claim that the Aspark Owl SP600 has managed to reach 438.7 km/h. A figure that dwarfs that achieved by the Nevera and that has been achieved thanks to an improvement in the drive train.

The Japanese from Aspark have barely published data about the electric car that they hope to put into production soon. They have barely made it public that the power has risen to 2,012 HP and that they have collaborated with Bridgestone to fit the electric hypercar with specific tires to exceed speeds of more than 420 km/h.

It remains to be known, when the time comes, how many units they expect to produce and at what price because, although they have surpassed the Rimac Nevera, they can give them a good number of advice on this topic. The world’s fastest production electric car is having trouble selling.

Photo | Aspark

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