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The Aspark Owl, an electric Japanese hypercar, has made its in-the-flesh debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.

According to Autoblog and Jalopnik the Owl features a carbon-fibre body and space frame.

All up, the Owl’s body is said to tip the scales at around 50 kilograms, with overall weight under 860kg. The car reportedly rides on magnesium alloy wheels and has been under development since 2014.

The Owl is fitted with two electric motors generating a total of 320kW of power and 763Nm of torque. With drive going to all four wheels, the Owl is said to be capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in under two seconds and hitting a top speed of 280km/h.

With low weight and performance the car’s priority, driving range is limited to around 150km on a full charge.

Unusually, the company has opted to use capacitors for power storage. Unlike batteries, capacitors are capable of discharging power more quickly.

Aspark says the Owl will go into limited production from 2019, with cars available on a per-order basis and prices starting from 3.5 million euros ($5.2 million).

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