The Owl now it’s reality
With only a few weeks left to go before the Dubai International Motor Show, scheduled for opening on November 12, the Owl project by Aspark is not simply a project, it’s reality. Infact, the building of the final production car to be shown at the exhibition is almost completed with the last checks and finishing work to be done.
Aspark started the project in Japan in collaboration with Ikeya Formula for the initial development, which was completed with a great success, achieving in February 2018 the world’s fastest accelerating performance:
0-100 kph in just 1.89 seconds in front of international media.
Since then Aspark accelerated the final stage of the Owl development also outside Japan: in December 2018 in Turin, Italy, the collaboration with Manifattura Automobili Torino officially began. And now Aspark is finally ready to unveil the production version of its full electric hypercar at the forthcoming Dubai International Motor Show.
Body, chassis and much of the components entirely made by top-level carbon fiber materials, extremely powerful four electric motors, a unique torque vectoring system, an exclusive battery system, and handmade premium interior: the full-electric hypercar Owl is a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty. The almost feminine shape of the Owl symbolizes the pureness of elegance.
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“It was a big challenge to meet the aggressive targets of the Owl – Aspark CEO Masanori Yoshida says – but with the 14 years of automotive engineering know-how and with great support from our Japanese and Italian collaborators, we overcame all. In 2015 when we decided to make this project many people outside our company did not believe us: hypercars with zero emission were hard even to imagine. Only after unveiling the Owl concept version at Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 most of those people started to believe us. Demand on the market was very high and we decided to go on.
“The world would be a more exciting place if there were more people thinking about exciting things. That’s why we will never give up our mission and we will keep to produce many exciting projects like Owl“, Yoshida declares. “The Owl project needed a great effort in adapting and creating a new way of working together, blending the Japanese and the Italian cultures, which are so different”, Manifattura Automobili Torino CEO Paolo Garella says.
“The concept was very clear: building an hypercar with great performances but never shouty or edgy”, designer Stefano Laruffa says. “It was very challenging to meet all aggressive performances, the unique design, and high safety level targets, but our team overcame all these obstacles with high engineering know-how and continuous hard work”, Owl Project Director Kiyoyuki Kawanaka says.
“By accelerating the final stage of the Owl project in Italy and establishing a new legal subsidiary in Switzerland (Aspark Promotion AG) dedicated to the hypercar business, Aspark reinforces its international presence outside Japan”, Head of Sales and Communication Agshin Badalbayli underlines. “We are not only delivering the premium level hypercars to our customers but we also take the full responsibility for after-sales, right level of warranty and full product liability. Additionally we are creating global sales and after-sales network of Aspark branded cars in order to reach our customers at the right moment and in the right place”.
The production version, which will have new interior and exterior design and significantly improved performances, is limited to only 50 cars worldwide. Production is planned to take place in Turin, Italy in collaboration with Manifattura Automobili Torino, with the full support of Aspark engineering centres in the world. Aspark plans to deliver the first set of the Owl by April, 2020 with a fixed price that will be disclosed in Dubai.
Aspark would be happy to welcome potential clients and media representatives at Owl development and production centre which is based in Turin, Italy in the facility of its collaborator. Please keep in touch with us for requesting your visit.
On November 12 Aspark will unveil the production version of the first Japanese full electric hypercar Owl with the fastest accelerating performance ever made at Dubai International Motor Show. Come visit us at Sheikh Said Hall 2, Stand No. SS210.