Bugatti Chiron which costs USD 3 million takes 2.3 seconds and the Lamborghini Aventador sprints to 100 kmph at leisurely 2.7 seconds
A Japanese electric hypercar has clocked the speed of 100 kmph under 2 seconds—making it one of the electric cars with the fastest acceleration in the world.
Aspark Owl EV clocked 100 kmph in 1.92 seconds in a test run that too with street legal tyres. That pegs the average acceleration at 14.62 meters per square second.
The time taken by Aspark Owl EV to reach 100 kmph destroys almost all records by hypercars. Bugatti Chiron which costs USD 3 million takes 2.3 seconds and the Lamborghini Aventador sprints to 100 kmph at leisurely 2.7 seconds. Among the electric cars, Tesla Model S takes 2.5 seconds to reach that speed.
Only Tesla Roadster next-gen concept showcased a few months back was able to come closer to the time taken by Aspark Owl, however, the car is quite far from its commercial launch.
According to Top Gear, the Owl packs a pair of 40kW motors, offering up 320 kW of power and 763 Nm of torque. There is a battery and supercapacitor setup, which recovers energy from braking and provides instant juice.
The power is sent to all wheels as can be expected given its acceleration. The car weighs just 850 kg and stands barely a metre tall.
As per Aspark, the Owl is capable of a top speed of 280 km and has a range of 150 km on a single charge.However, the car will be a limited edition and only 50 such vehicles will be produced. If you are interested in buying, mind you, it’s going to make a big hole in your pocket as it is priced at USD 4.4 million (Rs 28.5 crore, approx.). Comparatively, in that amount, you can buy 65 base Tesla Model S.