Does the Aspark Owl have substance or is it another case of nothing but hype?

A major auto show like Frankfurt will attract plenty of automakers. From giant firms to aspiring start-ups, Frankfurt will have them all. One company that falls in the ranks of the latter is Aspark, and if you’ve never heard of it, chances are that you’re not alone. Don’t let the anonymity fool you, though, because Aspark is already making big promises with its Frankfurt offering – the Owl.

From what we’ve gathered, Aspark is a start-up Japanese automaker that claims to have been developing an electric supercar for the last three years. Very little in the way of information has come out of the company, but it appears it’s now ready to turn heads in Frankfurt with the Owl. Again, details have been scarce about the supercar, but Aspark hasn’t been bashful with its claims about it, starting with its supposed power figures of around 1,000 horsepower and its ability to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under two seconds. As far as bold promises go, Aspark can take solace in the fact that it already has that understanding of the auto industry down pat. But as far as the rest of it is concerned, we’re going to learn more about the Owl electric supercar in Frankfurt and see if it’s as good as Aspark claims it is.

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A lot of wait-and-see as far as this car is concerned

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I don’t suppose you’re all hyped up about the Aspark Owl, are you? If you’re easily swayed by all the filibustering, I can’t blame you. After all, 1,000 horsepower is 1,000 horsepower. And that hyped up 0-to-62 mph acceleration time of under two seconds? Absolutely incredible.

Thing is, if I had a penny for every time a start-up automaker comes through on its promises of jacked up power and bullet-like performance abilities, I’d have enough money to buy a Bugatti Chiron. Okay, maybe a new Xbox One X, but you get the picture.

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The point here is that history’s portrait of automakers like Aspark isn’t a pretty one. Time and again, start-up manufacturers burst into the scene, promising the world to potential customers. Time and again, most of these start-ups flame out even before they get a chance to launch.

Its entire body looks to be made from lightweight carbon fiber and it has boomerang-shaped headlights, gullwing doors, a cockpit-style interior, and a massive rear wing

This is in no way insinuating that Aspark will suffer the same fate because I’m always rooting for these companies to make it big. The auto industry, as diverse as it has been and will always be, will always have room for new players who are ready to inject some new excitement into it. It’s just that one of the industry’s most important maxims – either step up, or step aside – has resulted in far more companies stepping aside than those who not only stepped up, but keep up with the rest of the business.

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I hope that Aspark gets to travel that road. Renderings of the Owl electric supercar show some promise. Its entire body looks to be made from lightweight carbon fiber and it has boomerang-shaped headlights, gullwing doors, a cockpit-style interior, and a massive rear wing, among its many qualities. The car itself looks great, but until we see some legitimate progress in the company’s goal of lighting the electric supercar business on fire, including the kind of tires it’s going to use to achieve that sub-two-second acceleration time, it’s best to take its claims with a grain of salt.

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