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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Japanese supercar with the promise of the fastest acceleration in the world

When we discuss new breakthroughs in the world of high-performance cars, usually European brands that always appear on the surface. This is reasonable because they are the most experienced and competent old players.

Now there's Japan, as a country that is also famous in automotive industry for family cars or small cars that are practical, economical, easy to drive and durable, but rarely seen on the competitive stage of the world's high performance cars. Is it true? Maybe it used to be yes, but not now.
2018 Aspark Owl prototype supercar at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mHiZ4e)
Here's she is Aspark, a Japanese startup company, and from its name when we seeing at glance does not look like came from the samurai country. But unmitigated, they have been introduced Aspark Owl, an electric-powered hypercar as the first product and introduced it to the world through the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. But actually, Aspark is not a new company in the Japanese industrial world, because they have long been involved in the manufacturing of medical devices and robotic technology.
With their experience and capabilities, Aspark now ventured to plunge into the world of supercar industry through the Owl as their first product. Not just making, but they bravely risked the results of their work by saying that the Owl could be the fastest accelerating car in the world. 
Front view of 2018 Aspark Owl prototype supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2v00N9Q)
Yes, they claim that the Aspark Owl can accelerate from rest to 100 kph in less than 2 seconds (1.8 seconds). If this is true and proven, then it was an extraordinary thing. This is not something impossible, because, this car is equipped with a large power electric motor series so it can produce the power of 430 hp and 563 lb-ft of torque.
Right side view of 2018 Aspark Owl prototype supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mHiZ4e)
Not only that, the Aspark Owl supercar was built with carbon fiber material for the entire of its sporty body kit. And the body was placed on a custom chassis so that total car's weight was so light ie only 1,875 pounds. And not surprising, if its accelerating capability was more faster than other supercars like the Bugatti Chiron, Tesla Roadster and so on.
Rear three quarter view of 2018 Aspark Owl prototype supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2v00N9Q)
Seeing the Aspark Owl appearance itself was not unusual, it looks like there is a mix of appearence taken or inspired by the Fisker Karma and old-type Ferrari elements in here. The body was very low, with a maximum height of only 39 inches. And this makes it uncomfortable if we sit in the cabin, because Aspark ensures that the body shape can managed air flow as smoothly as possible.
Rear view of 2018 Aspark Owl prototype supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2v00N9Q)
From the Aspark Owl prototype supercar on display in Frankfurt some time ago, we able to see it not using conventional mirrors but there is a pair of cameras as a replacement attached on it. Like the McLaren and BMW i8 cars, the driver and passenger enter into the Owl cabin through a pair of the butterfly styled doors.
According to Aspark, they've made the Owl since 2014 and only now do they show it off. But, unfortunately there is no certainty about the sales and marketing plans of this supercar. Apparently Aspark still need more times to continue to refine their supercar product and then sell it later (Wanna see the production version hypercar). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEW ATLAS | AUTOEXPRESS]
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