- Electric Aspark Owl prototype has 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel lb-ft torque and weighs less than 860kg
- The Japanese company claim the video is proof that the car can achieve ‘impossible’ sub-two-second mark
- Apark say they will only make 50 units of the vehicle and customers will need to fork out £3million for one
A small engineering company in Japan claims it has produced the world’s first street-legal car capable of hitting 0-60mph in under two seconds.
The Aspark Owl was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year and its creators said it would have 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel lb-ft of torque, weigh under 860kg and accelerate to sixty in just two seconds.
Now Aspark have released incredible footage showing the electric hypercar smashing the sub-2-second mark and achieving a time of just 1.921 seconds – faster than any Formula 1 racing car.
Head-turner! Aspark claim the Owl can achieve 0-60mph in under two seconds
Aspark released test footage that they claim proves the car is capable of smashing the sub-two-second mark
Video shows the car accelerating in what seems to be a car park outside of a warehouse – possibly where it was assembled
Aspark said they only plan to produce 50 units – and customers will have to fork out £3million to get their hands on the exclusive vehicle.
The test appears to have been completed in the back lot of a small manufacturing facility, possibly where the car was assembled.
Despite the video, some car enthusiasts have voiced their skepticism.
The Aspark Owl was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year and its creators said it would have 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel lb-ft of torque, weigh under 1900 pounds and accelerate to sixty in just two seconds
The company said it will only produce 50 cars and customers will have to fork out £3million to get their hands on one
Keen-eyed car enthusiasts have voiced some skepticism about the video, pointing out that at no point does it show a speedometer
They point to the fact there are no shots of the speedometer or any time or speed recording displays.
They also said the location is oddly small to be hustling a car to 60 mph and back down.
And they noted the prototype was fitted with racing slick tyres as opposed to the grippier street-legal tyres, which would’ve made it easier for the car to accelerate.