Meet Japan's $4m Electric Supercar That Can Hit 60mph in Under TWO Seconds

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by GTPNewsWire, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. GTPNewsWire

    GTPNewsWire Contributing Writer

    Messages:
    7,313
    Location:
    United States
    marcvic likes this.
  2. hejustsits

    hejustsits

    Messages:
    215
    I've been following its progress eagerly since the Frankfurt motor show. 430bhp & 850kgs or thereabouts, dream figures.
     
    Lubeify100 likes this.
  3. TheNuvolari

    TheNuvolari

    Messages:
    1,623
    Location:
    Hungary
    Reminds me of an Acura concept from the 2000's or the new Zagato VGT.
     
  4. Oelix

    Oelix

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Germany
    Impressive! But I certainly would have picked another spot to try the awesome acceleration.. :)
     
    MockngBrd, Danoff and Dsavage27 like this.
  5. flamingchariot

    flamingchariot

    Messages:
    388
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Its that instant torque power electric ting, however it will probably still be massive fire risk/melted plastic if it crashes ha ha...great in theory not always in practice as Richard Hammond proved :cheers: at 4M these cars aren't feasible just recouping development costs ?
     
  6. Danoff

    Danoff Premium

    Messages:
    23,097
    Location:
    United States
    It does kinda look like they were barely trying. It didn't strike me as well organized at all. "Hey let's take that thing out behind the shop and test it".
     
  7. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    63,392
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    "Have we got enough space between the road and that cliff face?"
    "Oh, yeah, sure."
    "Kay then. Set up the timing beam about half way. I'm gonna go for it"
     
    Turbo, bremics, Apollo440 and 2 others like this.
  8. Nowax

    Nowax

    Messages:
    126
    Location:
    Argentina
    Waiting for it in GT Sport.
     
  9. Danoff

    Danoff Premium

    Messages:
    23,097
    Location:
    United States
    ...and the track they used.
     
  10. hardvibes

    hardvibes

    Messages:
    3,846
    Location:
    Italy
    That doesn't look like a good spot for a test drive. A little further and the car would have gone bye bye. Maybe the driver too.
     
  11. Naveek Darkroom

    Naveek Darkroom Premium

    Messages:
    5,000
    Location:
    Canada
    It looks like a Daytona Prototype
     
    Dsavage27 likes this.
  12. SiriusR

    SiriusR

    Messages:
    451
    Can't say it's a bad thing. For me, that means it didn't need perfect conditions to pull such a trick, meaning that anyone who can afford it can do the same with little to no effort.
    (on the other hand, that was a pre-production mode, which wasn't even street-legal)
     
  13. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    63,392
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The only thing not street legal about it were the tyres. It even has a 3 inch ground clearance.

    Aspark reckons the final production car can do 0-60mph in under 2s too.
     
  14. Tyger

    Tyger

    Messages:
    4,022
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    First time I've ever been jumpscared by a car.
     
  15. Venari

    Venari Premium

    Messages:
    2,491
    Location:
    England
    A bizarre combination of touge and drag racing. Is it possible that was an accidental launch?

    (Yes, yes, I can see the tyremarks where they's had the same accident over and over...)

    It does seem a bit like the Japanese automotive equivalent of Colin Furze.
     
  16. andrewhake

    andrewhake

    Messages:
    296
    Location:
    United States
    This is a little embarrassing knowing that a $200,000 Tesla Roadster is on it's way with similar performance figures..
     
    ThePotatoKing and Dsavage27 like this.
  17. Northstar

    Northstar Premium

    Messages:
    20,114
    Location:
    United States
    It’s not embarrassing because the performance isn’t really the reason for the price. You’re paying for the exclusivity. Of course whether it’s worth it in this case is still debatable considering it’s not being made by a historic brand.

    As for Tesla, they may want to focus on getting the cars they already make in the hands of customers before making new plans.
     
    bremics and hejustsits like this.
  18. ProjectWHaT

    ProjectWHaT

    Messages:
    12,990
    Location:
    Antarctica
    Here's another video of its acceleration. Keep clicking on the right side of the image to get to the last Instagram picture in the album.

     
  19. Naveek Darkroom

    Naveek Darkroom Premium

    Messages:
    5,000
    Location:
    Canada
    But that's not the point. The point of the Owl is exclusivity.
     
  20. Sparkz_360

    Sparkz_360

    Messages:
    639
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    *Silence* ..... takes off, nearly jumped out of ma bed. :O
     
    MockngBrd likes this.
  21. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    63,392
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Given the rate Tesla is able to build its newest models, the Roadster will probably be more exclusive than any run-of-50 car for at least its first two years.
     
    Apollo440 and SiriusR like this.
  22. 05XR8

    05XR8

    Messages:
    23,302
    Nah, he would have just pressed the "G" button on the steering wheel...
    [​IMG]
     
  23. mekonrider

    mekonrider

    Messages:
    389
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    What makes a car alive is its sound. These things are like watching a film with the subtitles on and sound off.
     
  24. Naveek Darkroom

    Naveek Darkroom Premium

    Messages:
    5,000
    Location:
    Canada
    With the revised power output I have an easier time believing this thing can break the two second barrier. Assuming it doesn't remain vaporware.
     
  25. MockngBrd

    MockngBrd

    Messages:
    833
    Sounds like a 1/1 scale RC car
     
  26. Just The Stig

    Just The Stig

    Messages:
    166
    Location:
    Croatia
    Most of my sense for speed comes from the sound of the car. I couldn't drive any of the electric cars back in GT6 properly...the wall was my best friend. :lol:


    About that car: Its side profile kinda reminds me of the CLK-GTR... :odd:
     
  27. davidt33

    davidt33

    Messages:
    1,909
    Eye-stopping car.
     
  28. LeGeNd-1

    LeGeNd-1 Premium

    Messages:
    4,690
    Location:
    Indonesia
    IIRC it already did break under 2 seconds before the power bump. Just. With preheated slicks.

    Acceleration run at 0.54 seconds.


    IMO this was impressive when it was announced as a concept, but me personally I'd just wait for the new Tesla Roadster or the Rimac C2.
     
  29. juanffy18

    juanffy18

    Messages:
    131
    looks like some GT1 from Le Mans, great
     
  30. MatskiMonk

    MatskiMonk Premium

    Messages:
    10,672
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]
     
    TexRex and SiriusR like this.