After years of teasing, the Aspark Owl is finally here, and the Japanese electric hypercar claims to be the quickest in the world with the ability to hit 60 miles per hour in just 1.69 seconds. This is possible thanks to four electric motors making a total of 1,985 bhp and 1,475 pound-feet of torque.
Gallery: Aspark Owl
Aspark claims world-beating performance specs for the Owl. The claimed top speed is 249 mph, and a run from a stop to 186 mph requires a mere 10.6 seconds. The machine packs a 64-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that provides a claimed range of 280 miles in the NEDC test. Aspark says that a larger battery could be available in the near future.
Aspark wants the Owl's exterior to portray a feminine appearance. The body features a mix of taut creases and smooth curves. All of the panels are carbon fibre reinforced plastic, except for a stainless steel frame in the roof for extra support. The machine's total height is just 99 centimetres. Underneath the skin, there's a carbon-fibre monocoque that weighs just 120 kilograms.
The Owl rides on a double-wishbone suspension at each corner. Hydraulic dampers have three modes that offer between 80 millimetres and 160 mm of ground clearance. Carbon-ceramic brake discs with 10-piston calipers in front and 4-piston stoppers at the back help slow down the hypercar.
Aspark doesn't provide a good look at the Owl's interior. There are four displays on the inside, and two of them function as screens for the rear-facing cameras that incorporate into the side mirrors.
Aspark will make just 50 examples of the Owl at a price of €2.9 million (approx. £2.5 million at current exchange rates). The company intends deliveries to start in the second quarter of 2020.
November 12, 2019
The fastest accelerating car makes its debut
The Owl is the fastest accelerating car in the world: 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds
The Owl is the first Japanese full-electric hypercar
The Owl is the world most powerful electric hypercar: 4 PMSM produce 2012 horsepower (1480 kW)
Great performaces but never shouty: design based on elegance, beauty, femininity
From concept to production changes were made to improve style, to reach performance targets, and to meet the requirements of worldwide homologation
Drive range 450 km with a top speed of 400 km/h
Lithium ion battery with a total power of 1300 kW and a Battery Monitoring System to keep it under automatic control
Chassis: carbon monocoque structure. Body: the highest quality of CFRP
Three-level ground clearances and four driving modes
Limited edition for 50 units
Aspark presents the production version of the Owl
The production version of the full-electric hypercar Owl has been finally unveiled today at Dubai International Motor Show by Masanori Yoshida, Aspark CEO.
Body, chassis and much of the components entirely made by top-level carbon ﬁber materials, extremely powerful four electric motors, a unique torque vectoring system, an exclusive battery system, and handmade premium interior: the full-electric hypercar Owl is a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty.
The fastest accelerating car in the world: 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds
The most astonishing performance of the Owl is the acceleration: from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds*.
With 4 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) that produce 2012 horsepower (1480 kW) representing the most powerful e-motors ever made, the Owl has a unique battery pack for a range of up to 450 km. Top speed is 400 km/h.
Furthermore, the Owl has a height of 99 cm: it is probably the lowest road legal electric hypercar in the world.
Great performances but never shouty: design based on elegance, beauty, femininity
The Owl is an hypercar with great performances but never shouty or edgy, capable to convey femininity and luxury feel. In the exterior the volumes are soft, crossed with tensions which bring back all the astonishing power the Owl has.
Major changes from 2017 concept to production
Differences between the production version and the original concept presented at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show are huge. These changes were made to improve style while keeping the original feminine and elegant design concept, to reach aggressive performance targets, and to meet the requirements of worldwide homologation.
First of all, two external mirrors with camera have been added. They perfectly mix with the charm of the car, maximizing its elegant appearance with their feminine shape. At the same time they ensure more safety and create the airflow in the right direction, helping to reach the perfomances of the Owl.
The side glass now is more functional for the driver, thanks to a special know-how of window cutline – used among the others for Lamborghini Countach and McLaren Senna. The final shape is unique, the design is pure, clear, sexy.
Active rear wing
The spoiler is designed to operate automatically and also manually as soon as customer needs it. It automatically comes out at the speed of 150 km/h and increases the downforce in order to keep the car stability at high speed but also increases driver safety, cornering performance and so on. The spoiler stores automatically at the speed of 100 km/h.
The interior of the car evokes a modern concept of luxury. Every single element seems to be floaty and light but at the same time strongly dynamic. Elegant lines run along the driver and passenger sides to match with the exterior. Switches (turn on/turn off, high boost, etc.) now are on the ceiling: it seems to sit inside a cockpit.
The world most powerful electric hypercar
The Owl has the most powerful 4 electric motors ever made. They produce a total power of 1480 kW with 2012 horsepower. Overall torque is around 2000 Newton meters.
The Owl has almost three times more power than Formula-E cars and two times more than Formula 1 cars. The rotation of the motor should be the fastest in the world with 15000 rpm.
The unique Battery Monitoring System for a unique battery
The centrally mounted unique shape of the battery pack is specifically designed and developed for the Owl. It is integrated as one part of the chassis: its shape helps to increase the visibility of the car, which has an height of 99 cm only.
The lithium ion battery has a total power of 1300 kW. It can be charged within 80 minutes with 44 kW system (world-standard optimization). Aspark is working to increase the charging capability of the battery within year 2020.
The battery of the Owl has successfully passed a long series of safety tests as fire resistance, crush test, overcharge and over-discharge protection.
One of the strongest characteristic of the battery is the Battery Monitoring System, which continuously monitors the level of each cell and protects the battery from overcharge, over-discharge, overheat and more. This safety device keeps the battery system under automatic control.
Carbon monocoque structure for the chassis
The chassis of the Owl is one single piece of carbon monocoque structure, made with highest quality level of CFRP materials which significantly increases the stiffness.
The overall weight of the chassis is only 120 kg. Honeycomb features are used on the chassis in order to absorb the shock as much as possible and to increase the safety.
The highest quality level of CFRP for the body
The body of the Owl is completely made with the highest quality level of CFRP, which has an high stiffness, an extreme level of lightness and a great beauty. The overall weight of the body is 180 kg.
The Owl has stainless steel frames under the carbon roof and a combination of steel frames with high stiffness carbon roof: the maximum level of safety for the cockpit in case of vehicle overturn.
Three-level ground clearances
The Owl has a double wishbone hydraulic suspension system which allows the driver to adjust the ride height (automatically or manually when necessary) between 80 and 160 mm.
The first Japanese full-electric hypercar
“We were the first company to present the concept of a full-electric hypercar back in 2017. The first to present the production version at 2019 Dubai International Motor Show.
We will be the first to deliver a full-electric hypercar to customers in the second quarter of 2020. And I am really proud of this”, Aspark CEO Masanori Yoshida says during the presentation.
The production version of the Owl is limited to only 50 cars worldwide.
Each one will be fully customizable, each one will be different from the other: exclusivity now has a real meaning.
Production is planned to take place in Turin, Italy in collaboration with Manifattura Automobili Torino, with the full support of Aspark engineering centres in the world.
Aspark plans to deliver the first set of the Owl by the second quarter of 2020.
Price of the base version is Euro 2,900,000. The Owl can be reserved with a reduced deposit of Euro 50,000.
Delivery and after-sales
“By accelerating the final stage of the Owl project in Italy and establishing a new legal subsidiary in Switzerland (Aspark Promotion AG) dedicated to the hypercar business, Aspark reinforces its international presence outside Japan”, Head of Sales and Communication Agshin Badalbayli underlines.
“We are not only delivering the premium level hypercars to our customers but we also take the full responsibility for after-sales, right level of warranty and full product liability. Additionally we are creating global sales and after-sales network of Aspark branded cars in order to reach our customers at the right moment and in the right place”.
The big challenge
“It was a big challenge to meet the aggressive targets of the Owl – Aspark CEO Masanori Yoshida says – but with the 14 years of automotive engineering know-how and with great support from our Japanese and Italian collaborators, we overcame all.“
“The world would be a more exciting place if there were more people thinking about exciting things. That’s why we will never give up our mission and we will keep to produce many exciting projects like Owl“, Yoshida declares.
Factory tours for media and visitors
Aspark would be happy to welcome potential clients and media representatives at Owl development and production centre which is based in Turin, Italy in the facility of its collaborator. Please keep in touch with us for requesting your visit.
Performance and technical specifications
Weight & Dimensions
Length: 4791 mm
Width: 1935 mm
Height: 993 mm (910 + Ride Height)
Wheelbase: 2750 mm
Acceleration Performances (Road Legal Tyre)
0-60 mph*: 1.69 seconds
0-300 km/h*: 10.6 seconds
Max Speed: 400 km/h (248.55 mph)
Drive Range: 450 km (280 miles – NEDC)
Battery type: Lithium ion
Capacity: 64 kWh
Battery Power: 1300 kW
Voltage: 800 Vdc
Charging (44 kW): 80 minutes
Carbon Monocoque: Single Carbon Piece
Unique Driving Position
Centrally mounted unique battery pack
Front & Rear Carbon Ceramic Discs
Brake Caliper Front: 10 Pistons
Brake Caliper Rear: 4 Pistons
Double Wishbone Front & Rear Axles
Automatic and Manual Ride Height Control
Falcon Wing Doors
Left Hand Drive
Body: Full Carbon Fibre
Dry Weight: 1900 kg
Ground Clearance: Low, Standard, High (80 – 160 mm)
Luggage capacity: 50 litres (850 x 530 x 130 mm)
Four Drive Modes: sport-dynamic, rain-snow, city-comfort, high boost
0-100 km/h Accelerating Record Setting
All Wheel Torque Vectoring System
Moveable Rear Wing
Low Drag Configuration
Ride Height Adjustment
Most Powerful E-Motors Ever Made
Four Wheel Drive
Vehicle Control Units (VCU)
Total Power: 2012 bhp (1480 KW)
Torque: 2000 Nm
Wheels & Tyres
Optimised for Fastest Acceleration
Front: 265/35 ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport CUP2-R and/or Pirelli 265/35ZR20 XL P ZERO Rear: 325/30 ZR21 Michelin Pilot Sport CUP2-R and/or Pirelli 325/30ZR21 XL P ZERO
Rim Size Front: 9.5×20
Rim Size Rear: 11.5×21
ABS (Antilock Braking System)
TCS (Traction Control System)
ESP (Electronic Stability System)
HBS (Hydraulic Braking System)
BMS (Battery Monitoring System)
TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)
ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
LED rear taillights
Rear Camera Mirror System (CMS)
USB connections/ Radio/Navigator/Media/Vehicle setting utilising latest phone connectivity technology
Climate control system with Heating & Air conditioning
Four interior Display Screens
Super Luxury Interior Ambient Lighting System
Customizable Dashboard Colors for Each Drive Mode
Switches on Ceiling (Cockpit Style)
*with road legal tyre and one foot rollout.