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Japanese innovation has revolutionized various aspects of our lives, from iconic products like Sony's Walkman to android bots serving us in restaurants. Now, the Japanese automotive industry is making waves in the electric vehicle (EV) space. Among the emerging players, Aspark, a company initially focused on engineering services, has caught the spotlight with its groundbreaking electric supercar: the Aspark Owl
In this blog post, we delve into the advancements of the Owl since its prototype in 2017 at the Frankfort Motor Show, its impressive features, the price point, and its future.
Evolution of the Aspark Owl
Aspark has made leaps and bounds in improving the Owl's interior designs, features, powertrain, and range. Since its debut, the Owl has undergone significant improvements that showcase Aspark's commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive design and technology. It boasts dihedral doors, an innovative lie-down seating position for the driver, and stunning digital displays on the dashboard. These enhancements have transformed the Owl into a truly remarkable electric supercar.
The performance of the Aspark Owl is unparalleled. It offers four unique drive modes: Comfort, Rain, City, and High-Speed Mode. These modes allow drivers to adapt their experience based on the environment. The High-Speed Mode is particularly impressive, enabling the Owl to reach a maximum speed of 256 miles per hour. This exceptional speed is made possible by the car's dual-speed gearbox and powerful battery system. The Owl generates a combined total of 2,102 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque through its four electric motors.
While the increase in power has slightly affected the electric range, the Aspark Owl still provides a comfortable driving range of 249 miles, making it suitable for most journeys. Additionally, the vehicle can achieve a full charge in under 80 minutes using a Level 2 charger, providing convenience and minimizing downtime. Aspark has successfully combined power and practicality in the Owl, offering an exhilarating driving experience without sacrificing usability.
The exclusivity of the Aspark Owl adds to its allure. Priced at $3.5 million, this high-end luxury vehicle is extremely limited, with only 50 units produced in 2020 and 10 allocated to North America. Each car is custom-built according to individual customer preferences, resulting in an unparalleled level of exclusivity. The meticulous attention to detail, from the choice of tires to the interior fabric, ensures that each Owl is a unique masterpiece. While the chances of spotting the Owl on the road are slim, lucky owners have expressed the extraordinary experience this car provides.
Aspark's success with the Owl has positioned them as an up-and-coming player in the luxury EV market. They have hinted at a future model that expands upon the Owl's success, further challenging the stereotypes of traditional EV cars. While an official release date for the new model has not been announced, the EV community eagerly awaits Aspark's continued innovation and contribution to the industry.
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