Kepler Motors Motion supercar
Dubai is quickly becoming the high performance car capital of the world and as such it is the perfect place for up and coming super car builders to show off their latest creations. The latest group to sign up for a booth at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show is Kepler Motors with their hybrid super car, Motion. The 21st century super car will be limited to only 50 units making it an instant collector’s item with the first batch of deliveries set to begin in 2011.
The Kepler Motion holds true to its American roots, powered by a combination consisting of one of Ford’s new 3.5 Liter twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engines that has been tuned to produce 550 HP which is sent to the rear wheels as well as a 250 HP electric motor mounted on the front axle which adds an extra boost of power as well as increasing grip making it a true all wheel drive super car. So with a total of 800 HP under the carbon fiber bodywork, the Kepler Motion will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in under 2.5 seconds and reach speeds in excess of 200 MPH.
It is nice to see that someone else can see the performance potential of the blue oval’s boosted V6 power plant. Although FoMoCo boasts about getting V8 power with V6 efficiency, they aren’t talking too much about the new 3.5 Liter EcoBoost’s ability to make power. But the folks at Kepler Motors are already a step ahead of the competition combining the efficient internal combustion motor with an electric drive unit further enhancing both power and efficiency. However we just want to know if the Motion super car qualifies for a government issued hybrid tax credit.
Press release and video after the jump.
Kepler Motors, founded by World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks, will unveil its groundbreaking MOTION supercar at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, December 16-20. Infusing state-of-the-art automotive engineering and applied science materials with the latest advanced technologies, the MOTION redefines the paradigms of the supercar with unprecedented performance, style, exclusivity, safety and efficiency.
The MOTION sets a new standard with all-wheel drive Dual Powertrain Technology (DPT) which provides a combined 800 hp. Power comes from a 550 hp, modified Ford EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 driving the rear wheels acting independently of a 250 hp electric motor driving the front wheels. This unique AWD system launches the MOTION to 60 mph under 2.5 seconds with a top speed over 200 mph.
"We’re delighted to host the worldwide debut of the Kepler Motors MOTION at the Dubai International Motor Show," said Wicks. "The region has a passion for ultra high performance, limited edition supercars, and presents the ideal platform to showcase the advanced technology and innovative features of the MOTION."
The MOTION is developed from the ground up by a team of hand-picked design engineers, aerodynamicists, product development, and manufacturing specialists and incorporates a number of leading edge technologies such as active suspension, active aerodynamics, launch control and a programmable track assistant system.
Lightweight, powerful, balanced and efficient, the MOTION features extensive use of carbon fiber composite materials for its monocoque chassis and body. The light, strong and highly impact-resistant structure provides a two-seat cabin designed to accommodate drivers of above average size in a stylish, sophisticated and aerodynamically efficient design.
The MOTION uses StopTech’s new Continuous Carbon Ceramic (C3) AeroRotors on all four wheels to ensure smooth, fade-free stopping power. Comprising silicon carbide ceramic material reinforced with long, continuous carbon fibers, the unique C3 brake rotor material offers greater mechanical durability and unique heat transfer capabilities when compared to competitive carbon-ceramic rotors.
As only 50 MOTIONs will ever be produced, ownership will go to a small, exclusive and elite group of individuals. Each vehicle will be hand assembled and deliveries will start in 2011.
Source: Kepler Motors