Aspark Owl: World's first sub-2.0 sec 0-100km/h, road-legal EV?
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A small engineering company in Japan claims it has produced the world's first street-legal car capable of hitting 0-60km/h 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 one hundred 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.
Aspark said they only plan to produce 50 units - and customers will have to fork out over $5.7 million 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.
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 100km/h 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.