Japanese engineering firm Aspak has been hard at work making their Owl electric hypercar with over 1,100 hp, and they’ve brought their prototype to the Paris Motor.
The first time we got to see the Aspark Owl was back in February when the company posted a video of their all-electric hypercar going from zero to sixty in less than 2 seconds. Even considering the Owl was equipped with Hoosier racing slicks and did perform a burnout first, it was a truly impressive feat that has thus far only been duplicated by a select few electric hypercars.
Aspak reported the car to have 430 hp and a weight of just 1,900 lbs in February. Now those numbers seem to have been greatly revised, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
Power has ballooned all the way to 1,150 hp, which is almost triple where it was earlier this year. The Owl has also been on a binge diet too since now it weighs 3,300 lbs. We’re hoping that’s because the company has found a way to throw in a few more creature comforts, such as air conditioning.
Judging by some new photos coming out of Paris, it looks like the interior has been given an overhaul from the barebones scaffolding it was earlier. Now there’s luxurious white leather and three LCD screens for sat-nav, infotainment, and instrumentation.
We even have a few performance specs. Top speed is 174 mph and maximum range is 186 miles. Given how wildly the power and weight numbers have fluctuated, we expect these numbers to also bounce around quite a bit before deliveries begin in 2020.
Aspark is currently taking deposits for their Owl, which is a non-refundable $1.15 million. That only gets you a little less than a third of the way to owning an Owl, which will cost $3.6 million by the time they’re done development. Jalopnik reports that’s down from $4.4 million when the car debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017.
Only 50 Owls are ever going to be made, so if you really want one you’ll have to shell out the cash soon. Just don’t expect the final product to be exactly as advertised today.