Kepler Motion: 800 horses, 0-60mph in under 2.5 seconds and drooling good looks
You would expect big things from a company founded by the only living person to hold world speed records over 200mph on land and water, and the Kepler Motors Motion certainly looks the goods. Russ Wicks' company has used the Dubai International Motor Show to unveil the 800hp supercar of which only 50 will be built. A 550hp, modified Ford EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5L V6 drives the rear wheels independently of a 250hp electric motor driving the front wheels. Add them together and you get an AWD system which launches the Motion to 60mph under 2.5 seconds with a top speed more than 200mph. Impressive specifications and drooling good looks, we think it’s a nice combination.
"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."
He says the two-seater car has been developed from the ground up by a team of hand-picked design engineers, aerodynamicists, product development, and manufacturing specialists. It boasts a number of F1 technologies such as active suspension, active aerodynamics, launch control and a programmable track assistant system.
The Motion makes use of a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and body that makes it light and strong while increasing its impact-resistance. The supercar uses StopTech's new Continuous Carbon Ceramic (C3) AeroRotors on all four wheels for fade-free stopping power. The C3 brake rotor comprises silicon carbide ceramic material reinforced with long, continuous carbon fibers to provide greater mechanical durability and unique heat transfer capabilities when compared to competitive carbon-ceramic rotors.
Only 50 proud drivers will form the original exclusive hand-built Motion-owners club as deliveries start in 2011. If you have to ask “how much?” you probably can’t afford one.
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Since our laws limit our top speeds, what is the point of a car going at these speeds? With gridlock, what is the point of a car going from 0-60 in any record time?
The engineering is fantastic. But to what end?
I\'m not worried about a handful of 550HP supercars that get driven once or twice a month, than I am of a 100,000,000 Chinese and Indian economy cars getting driven everyday... that\'s where we\'ll see the global impact on the environment and oil consumption.