This is made possible by the car's lightweight, all-carbon body and two 40kW electric motors sends a combined 429 hp and 563 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. The numbers are lower than a gasoline-powered supercar but the Owl is lighter at just 1,874 pounds.
Tesla plans to produce the new Roadster in the thousands while Aspark plans to only produce 50 Owls. Even Tesla is promising similar performance for its next-generation Roadster sports auto that's due to be launched in 2020. In the same conditions, the Tesla Roadster achieved the same sprint in 2.28 seconds. There are a couple of caveats, however.
Late past year we were introduced to a very enigmatic hypercar- the Aspark Owl, with an equally mysterious claim of being able to sprint from 0-100km/h in under 2.0-seconds. As Autoblog points out there are no on-screen speedometers or timers recording the speed to validate Aspark's claim. While this was an incredible feat, Aspark claim they will continue to tweak the formula until this sub-two-second 0-60 time can be accomplished on street-legal tires. The test "course" appears to be little more than the back parking lot of the company's warehouse, barely long enough for the driver to accelerate to 62 miles per hour come back down to a complete stop before going into the weeds. It could have easily ended in disaster, but it's a testament to the automaker's confidence in the supercar's capabilities.
It merits mentioning here that the prototype used for this timed run isn't production ready or even street legal.
Aspark says the Owl will be priced at about $4.4 million, which makes the almost $200,000 Tesla Roadster look like a bargain.