Aspark OWL SP600 prototype becomes world’s fastest electric hypercar after clocking monumental speed

  • The Aspark OWL SP600 is officially the world’s fastest electric hypercar
  • It nudged the Nevera off the top spot
  • It reached an unbelievable 438.7 km/h (273 mph) on June 8

Published on Jun 13, 2024 at 12:25 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jun 17, 2024 at 12:35 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The Aspark OWL SP600 has nudged the Nevera off the top spot to claim the title of the world’s fastest electric hypercar.

The Nevera held the esteemed position since November 2022 when videos emerged from Rimac Automobili of the electric hypercar clocking 412 km/h (256 mph) at the Automotive Testing Papenburg facility in Germany.

However, recently the Croatian Nevera has been checking its rearview since then, and finally the Japanese Aspark OWL SP600 reached an unbelievable 438.7 km/h (273 mph) on June 8.

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It took place at the same location, per Manifattura Automobili Torino.

What you need to know about the Aspark OWL SP600

While Aspark is Japanese, the quad-motor electric vehicle is produced by Manifattura Automobili Torino in Italy.

This fastest-ever production-intent prototype was derived from the Owl.

It was a concept and prototype in 2017 and 2019 respectively before going into production in 2020.

It’s worth noting that a ‘production-intent prototype’ is very different from a ‘production’ vehicle.

How so? Well, a plethora of exterior and interior details make it an engineering exercise.

Translation: it isn’t road-legal.

However, it’s far more than a marketing exercise.

Who are the competitors of the Aspark OWL SP600?

With the Tesla Roadster as just one fine example, battery-electric vehicles are speeding up alongside BEV technological advances.

The Roadster is touted to hit 402 km/h (250 mph) alongside some other wild claims – like the possibility it might be able to fly.

However, it must be said that, while it was showcased in November 2017, we’re yet to see a Roadster 2.0.

Back to Osaka’s finest, the Aspark OWL SP600 – and it outstrips its predecessor which had a top speed of ‘just’ 413 km/h (257 mph).

But it’s Bugatti’s quad-turbo W16 that is the fastest of all production cars at 490.484 km/h (304.773 mph).

However, the French carmaker has since taken its foot off the gas and dropped out of the race to be fastest, focussing, instead, on handling.

Others have since tried to topple it from the top spot like Hennessey with the Venom F5 hypercar.

The tires that carried it to victory

Michelin tires carried both Nevera and Chiron Super Sport 300+ to the record.

The Aspark OWL SP600 zoomed past them on Bridgestone Potenza rubber that was developed specifically for the car and this coveted record.

Lamborghini’s new six-figure V12 Hypercar can be upgraded to feature wheels from the same manufacturer.

The Osaka automaker has yet to announce the number of units they want to produce.

The horsepower and pound-feet also remain mysterious alongside the starting price of the Aspark OWL SP600.

In other Aspark-related news, SBX Cars are auctioning off a 2023 Aspark Owl.

Just last week, the SBX team attended Top Marques in Monaco – an event showcasing the world’s leading automotive brands.

At the prestigious event, SBX presented the extraordinary Aspark Owl, which will be available for auction from June 19th.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.