Practically Teleporting

On 8 June 2024, the Aspark SP600 sets a new EV speed record of 272.6 mph at the Automotive Testing Papenburg track in Germany.

The previous record of 258 mph, set by the Rimac Nevera in Autumn 2022, is surpassed by 14.6 mph.

Marc Bessing drove the SP600, achieving the record on his second run of the day, with first runs reaching 261.4 mph and 267.2 mph.

The SP600, a new model resembling Aspark’s Owl, is a ‘production intent prototype’ developed in collaboration with Manifattura Automobili Torino.

The SP600 underwent extensive virtual and physical testing, including wind tunnel experiments and custom Potenza Race tyres by Bridgestone.

Bridgestone might have designed custom tyres for the SP600, but what it really needs is a parachute for stopping.

While details of the SP600’s powertrain are undisclosed, the Aspark Owl features a quad-motor system with 1,985 hp, 1,475 ft-lbs of torque, and a top speed of 257 mph.

The Rimac Nevera remains the fastest-production EV despite the SP600’s new record. The SP600’s commercialisation is still pending.

Assuming Aspark is serious about building the SP600, remember that the development of the Owl started in 2018.

Deliveries have only started in the past year.

‘At 272.6 mph, the SP600 isn’t just fast – it’s practically teleporting’