There’s a new electric supercar brewing in Japan, and during testing one of the prototypes managed to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 1.92 seconds.
The car is the Aspark Owl, which was rolled out in concept form during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and importantly it’s performance gives credence to the claims that electric performance cars will be delivering 0-60 mph times in under 2.0 seconds very soon.
Recall, Tesla is promising similar performance for its next-generation Roadster, which is due in 2020.
You get a glimpse at what that kind of performance will look like on the road in the video above (fast forward to the 1:06 mark for the run).
An Owl prototype is shown accelerating from a standstill, curiously in the tight confines of a car park and towards a cliff.
We’re guessing the Aspark engineers only had performance on their mind, safety be damned.
Note, the prototype being tested is far from production ready. For example, it was fitted with slicks as opposed to street-legal tires, though Aspark is promising that the street-legal version of the Owl will also be capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in under 2.0 seconds.