Japanese engineering and R&D company Aspark has officially launched its highly anticipated electric supercar known as The Owl. The record-setting automobile was originally conceptualised in 2015 and has since been confirmed as the fastest accelerating car in the world; stopped the clock on the 0-60 mph at just 1.72 seconds.
“When we decided to make this project no one believed it could have been done,” said Aspark CEO Mr. Yoshida in an earlier press release. “This is what we do at Aspark—thinking outside the box and exploring new, unchallenged territories, no matter the circumstances.”
The 1985-horsepower electric vehicle is considered to be one of the most groundbreaking cars to hit the market to date with a range of 249 miles and topping out at 249 mph.
Production has already begun off with a highly limited series of fifty cars available worldwide—with twenty available in Europe, twenty in the Middle East and Asia, and a handful in North America. That said, according to Aspark, the groundbreaking supercar will gradually become more widely available.
“We will continue to increase the number of retailers around the world so that we can sell the Owl to the right customers at the right time and provide them with a special driving and acceleration experience they have never had before,” Mr. Yoshida explained in a press release.
According to Mr. Yoshida, the launch of The Owl marks just one of the series of “extreme and disruptive” automotive projects planned in the Osaka headquarters of Aspark, each of which will foster a different level of driving, acceleration, and innovation.
Interested in owning The Owl or finding out more about the exciting electric vehicle? The hypercar will run you US$3.56 million—but you’ll have to fill out an application on the official Aspark website in order to be considered as a client.