Aspark Owl Breaks Speed Records, Challenges Rimac Nevera

The Owl Not as Grand as the Rimac Nevera

This past week, the Aspark Owl claimed two new Guinness World Records, as a competitor striving for the highest spot in the incredibly specific market of all-electric hypercars.

Astonishing, the quad-motor electric vehicle seized two newer average rates of speed records. Over the course of one-eighth of a mile, its performance averaged 192.02 mph, and within a little more than a quarter-mile, it reached 198.12 mph. While attaining two triumphs in a single day is definitely remarkable, the Rimac Nevera managed to establish an even higher benchmark when it broke 23 velocity and acceleration daily records collectively.

This makes the Aspark Owl look similar to other unsuccessful ventures, whereas the Rimac is indicative of another monumental moment for the automotive industry, comparable to that of the Bugatti Veyron. It’s fairly disappointing that the potential of the Owl was squandered due to a lack of proper verification on the proclaimed figures given by Aspark.

Electric car hits speeds of nearly 200 mph

It is asserted by the Japanese company that the Owl has the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in an incredibly speedy 1.72 seconds, and reach a peak speed of 260 mph. If accurate, the Owl would be faster than the Nevera; two independent firms have measured its 0-60 mph time at 1.74 seconds.

The Rimac offers a verifiable maximum velocity of 258 mph, to some degree surpassing the Owl’s 249 mph. Even with the matter having turned arguable, combustion as yet remains ahead when it comes to absolute speed.

The third contestant in this electric hypercar showdown is the Pininfarina Battista, a vehicle that had the fastest 0-60 mark on record until Rimac got involved and surpassed the achievement. It should be notable that the Nevera also beat the Battista’s 0-100 km/h and 0-200 km/h times.

A V-Box recording appears to demonstrate a video of an Owl reaching 0-100 km/h in 1.87 seconds. Still, these stats point that the Nevera is even speedier. Seemingly Aspark were aware that they would not win this rivalry, and therefore opted for less difficult objectives.

It may appear to be that Aspark had planned the effort from watching the video, however it is more plausible that this was a privateer venture. Upon researching the past records related to top speeds, the people at Guinness commented that they are not authenticating publicizing records anymore.

“It is no longer possible to identify records that were attempted prior to the introduction of our product endorsement records protocol, and are a direct product endorsement.”

To validate their results, Rimac employed both RaceLogic and Dewesoft.

No matter what, it seems that the Owl is destined for failure. This year, the American price tag for the Owl is a whopping $3.56 million, making the Nevera, priced at $2.2 million, seem like a take in comparison.

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