Japan’s Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Available To Order With $1.15 Million Deposit

Pre-orders for Japan’s Aspark Owl have just opened and all it will take to secure one is a casual deposit of $1.15 million. Yep, seriously. The final price also comes out at $3.6 million.

The little-known Japanese automaker has been developing the Owl for quite some time and is promising to deliver a vehicle to customers that can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 1.99 seconds with street-legal tires. In February, an Owl with racing slicks clocked a 1.89 second sprint to 62 mph.

The reason behind the Owl’s mind-blowing performance is its all-electric powertrain that delivers the equivalent of 1150 hp and 652 lb-ft (885 Nm) of torque. The car also makes use of carbon fiber throughout its construction and has a dry weight of roughly 1500 kg (3306 lbs).

Aspark is currently showing off the production-spec Owl at the Paris Auto Show and looking for rich clients to either put up or shut up. In fact, the aforementioned $1.15 million deposit is non-refundable and budding owners won’t be able to test drive one for at least another year. Despite all of this, Aspark expects to find 50 customers willing to take the risk, Bloomberg reports.

Beyond the Owl’s potent acceleration abilities, it will allegedly be able to accelerate up to 280 km/h (173 mph) and travel 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge.

Aspark may be able to find 50 customers if it had the electric hypercar market all to itself. However, it doesn’t. Instead, vehicles from the likes of Rimac and Pininfarina are all promising better performance than the Owl for less money. The next-generation Tesla Roadster is also expected to have a performance advantage over the Aspark.

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  • exeptor

    I still remember 90’s when McLaren F1 cost less than 1 million and it was the most expensive car with a huge margin.Now every single hypercar (existing and project) starts from 1,2-1,5 million.

    • Inflation is for start, for example Aventador and Superfast is edging for 400-500k. While back then with that price you get the hypercars of the day like F1.

      But I agree now everything seems to be massively expensive, have you seen Singer DLS?

  • Blanka Li

    Just you can buy a thing does not mean you should buy that thing. (Apologies to Star trek IV)

  • Mike anonymous

    This looks like a future Japanese classic to me. (it doesn’t try to be something it’s not, and it is exactly what it is).

    Personally, I think this is “unique” done right.

  • While the people at Aspark is not really a vaporware, I just think the price is really expensive, especially since you don’t have any heritage or philosophy you can sell. I do wish them good luck though, since this project has been going on for decades.

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