$3M BEV Claims World’s Fastest Acceleration

A Japanese electric hypercar claims to be the world’s fastest accelerating car, with a 0-60mph time of just 1.69 seconds but at a whopping price!

The $3.19M car has been developed by Aspark and dubbed the Owl, claiming 1,984bhp and 1,475ft-lbs of torque from four permanent magnet DC motors, one for each wheel. It beats the current title holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder that may only manage the sprint in 2.2 seconds from its 4.6-liter V8 married to two electric motors producing a combined 883bhp and 944ft-lbs of torque but at least will reward owners able to save millions on its recommended retail price of $845,000.

The Owl achieves its performance relying only on a 64kW battery, which according to the carmaker is for weight reduction purposes. Yet it has a dry weight of 4,188 pounds, which is much more than one of its main competitors, the Lotus Evija, at 3,700lbs, with a 70kW battery.

Despite the low battery capacity, the automaker claims it has a range of 279 miles and a top speed north of 240mph. That’s considerably ambitious given the Evija has a targeted 250 miles of range from a significantly larger battery. Deliveries will start in the second quarter of 2020 with just 50 examples being produced.

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