Frankfurt 2017 Preview: Aspark Owl EV supercar makes early reveal

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Japan-based Aspark releases first images of the all-electric Owl

An all-electric supercar from Japan will soon make its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Built by the company Aspark, their idea of a fast, lightweight, zero-emissions electric vehicle is called the 'Owl'.

Featuring a sleek and low-slung body, the Aspark Owl comes combines a lightweight chassis and body along with a powerful electric motor.

Exact details about the upcoming EV still remain a mystery but Aspark did say it comes with a full carbon fiber body. Apart from that, the Owl also rolls on lightweight magnesium alloy wheels which frees up several kilograms for quicker acclerations.

As for its design, the Owl has an aerodynamic, almost racing-inspired look. It stands at a low 990mm, and has a wraparound windshield that surrounds the cockpit. L-shaped headlights dominate the front fascia while muscular wheel arches channel air towards the large rear wing at the back. Other features present on the Owl include the gullwing doors, large side vents and the prominent front splitter and rear diffuser.

 

Details about its electric powertrain have not yet been released though Aspark claimed the Owl can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds. This puts the Aspark Owl in hypercar territory in terms of acceleration.

Full details about the Aspark Owl will be revealed next week during the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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