Aspark, of Osaka, Japan, will build 50 examples of its all-electric Owl. When it delivers the first car in mid-2020, it is guaranteeing customers a sprint time of 1.99 seconds from a dead stop to 62 mph on street-legal tires. A prototype with racing slicks clocked this in as little as 1.89 seconds in February.
That performance is fueled by an electric powertrain that promises to deliver a minimum 1,150 hp and 653 pound-feet of torque. A carbon-fiber body and magnesium alloy wheels keep the rest of the car as light as possible, giving it a dry weight of about 3,300 pounds.