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Aspark wants to set a 'Ring record in the Owl hypercar
Japan’s fully-electric hypercar wants to go to Germany and go really, really fast
“We’re aiming to achieve a new lap record,” Aspark boss Masanori Yoshida told TopGear.com. That lap record is at That Racetrack In Germany. Yes folks, the Owl EV hypercar wants to be the fastest car around the Nürburgring.
And as it’s a road car, it needs to compete with such lunatics like the Aventador SVJ, the Nio EP9, 911 GT2 RS, SR8… the list goes on. It’s a long, and very aggressive list, full of things that are proven and very capable.
Beating such established benchmarks will take time, then, right? Not so much, it would appear. Yoshida told TG they’re already developing the car for a ‘Ring lap as we speak. “We’re hoping to have set the record by March 2020,” he said. Well, that’s direct.
It’s also… four months away. In the meantime, we’ve got time to digest the spec of the final production car, revealed at this year’s Dubai Motor Show.
It’s a punchy spec. The Owl produces a whopping 2,012bhp and 1,475lb ft of torque from its quad-motor setup – more than its rivals that come from Lotus, Pininfarina and Rimac – and with active aero and lots of performance testing, Yoshida is confident it’ll blitz around a circuit with the best of them.
“We’re confident this car has the most speed in the world,” Yoshida said. “It’s got amazing performance.”
Reckon it’ll do it?