All-Electric Aspark Owl Hits 62 in 1.921 Seconds on Video
Do you think that the Aspark Owl actually hit 62 miles per hour on this short sprint?
When the Aspark Owl was introduced at last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Japanese company claimed that their new hypercar would dash from a stop to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour). Many people questioned those claims, but the video above allegedly shows the all-electric, carbon fiber machine back up those claims. However, the video leaves plenty of room for continued skepticism.
The Aspark in Action
The video above comes to us from the YouTube channel of Gigazine and everything is in Japanese. Fortunately, the information is clear, as the Aspark Owl makes a quick sprint from a stop to over 100 kilometers per hour in less than two seconds, according to the spreadsheet shown in the video.
The clip begins with a team preparing the Aspark Owl for the run. We don’t really know what is going on, but it appears that they are having some difficulties with one of the doors. As you watch the video, get ready for the action around the one-minute mark, as the run happens in a hurry and without notice.
The run itself is short and sweet, with the Japanese hypercar sounding like an expensive RC car as it rips away from the camera. Just as quickly as it launches, it comes back down to a stop as the support team walks down to meet the driver and to push it back to where the run began.
So, according to the information given to us in the video, the Aspark Owl moves out from a stop to up over 100 kilometers per hour in less than two seconds, hitting 100 (or 62 miles per hour) in just 1.921 seconds and stopping immediately after the run. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see any sort of speedometer or timing device during the run. Instead, we get a screenshot of a data-logging program showing the speed and the time taken to reach that speed.
While it seems feasible that the Aspark may have gotten to those speeds in that short of time, it seems odd that the company chose such a tight area in which to make this run. Granted, the car weighs less than a ton, but could it really get from a stop to 62 and back down to a stop so quickly? That is the question here, but in any case, it is an interesting video and there is no question that the all-electric supercar moves out in a hurry.