Watch: Aspark SP600 Becomes New Fastest EV in the World

Published on June 12, 2024 in Electric by Guillaume Rivard

The Rimac Nevera can go back to the gym. The newly developed SP600 from Japanese tech company Aspark has just become the fastest electric vehicle in the world.  

This past Saturday, the endurance-type hypercar reached a phenomenal top speed of 438.7 km/h—more than 26 km/h faster than the Croatian rival—at the same Papenburg, Germany proving ground where the Nevera made its mark in 2022 and set 23 other EV speed records in a single day last year.

Professional driver and 24 Hours of Nürburgring winner Marc Basseng was behind the wheel. That was the man who posted a record lap at the Nürburgring in 2010 with a Pagani Zonda R, by the way. If you’re wondering what it felt like, check out this video from inside the car:

The Aspark SP600 is a production-intent prototype based on the Owl—sold at 2.9 million euros—and built in Italy by Manifattura Automobili Torino (M.A.T.), which also handled virtual and physical tests along with wind tunnel optimizations.

It rides on custom Bridgestone Potenza Race tires and doesn’t have side mirrors for aerodynamic purposes, meaning it’s not street-legal yet. The four electric motors combine to generate 1,984 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque, enabling 0-100 km/h sprints in less than 1.7 seconds. For real.

The Aspark SP600 is not the overall fastest road-going car on the planet, mind you. That title officially still goes to the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, which achieved a top speed of 490.5 km/h in 2019. Koenigsegg and Hennessey are both planning to set a new mark later in 2024 with the Jesko Absolut and Venom F5, respectively.

Photo: Aspark
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