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Kepler Motors releases videos of its 800-hp hybrid supercar

Kepler Motors releases videos ...
The Motion uses an AWD combination of gas engine and electric motors
The Motion uses an AWD combination of gas engine and electric motors
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The Motion is a hybrid supercar
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The Motion is a hybrid supercar
Kepler Motors is based in California
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Kepler Motors is based in California
When Kepler Motors announced the Motion in 2009, it said deliveries would start in 2012
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When Kepler Motors announced the Motion in 2009, it said deliveries would start in 2012
Kepler will build just 50 Motion models
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Kepler will build just 50 Motion models
The Motion uses an AWD combination of gas engine and electric motors
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The Motion uses an AWD combination of gas engine and electric motors
The Motion can hit speeds of more than 200 mph (322 km/h)
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The Motion can hit speeds of more than 200 mph (322 km/h)
According to Kepler, the Motion can get up to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in under 2.5 seconds
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According to Kepler, the Motion can get up to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in under 2.5 seconds
Kepler introduced the Motion at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show
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Kepler introduced the Motion at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show
The Motion has a carbon fiber chassis and body
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The Motion has a carbon fiber chassis and body
A 550-hp modified Ford V6 powers the rear wheels
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A 550-hp modified Ford V6 powers the rear wheels
The Motion is a different kind of hybrid
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The Motion is a different kind of hybrid
The two electric motors combine for 250 hp
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The two electric motors combine for 250 hp
The two electric motors power the front wheels
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The two electric motors power the front wheels
The new videos show some Motion action
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The new videos show some Motion action
Kepler's founder Russ Wicks is a Kepler Motors has earned world speed records on land and water
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Kepler's founder Russ Wicks is a Kepler Motors has earned world speed records on land and water

Kepler Motors is gearing up to get its Motion hybrid supercar to customers. The California-based boutique automaker originally announced the 800-hp car in 2009 and should begin deliveries in the near future. In anticipation of the launch, it has released three new video clips showing the Motion ... in motion.

The last time we saw the Motion was when it was first announced at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show. Kepler has kept pretty quiet since then, but it broke that silence last month with several new video clips. The clips show a purple Motion getting down to business in what appears to be the Californian desert.

The Motion is a hybrid supercar that combines a twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost V6 driving the rear wheels with a pair of electric motors driving the front wheels. The V6 has been tuned up to 550 hp – close to 200 extra ponies over what you'd get in the Ford F-150 – and the electric motors throw in 250 hp.

Combine the virile AWD powertrain with the Motion's carbon fiber monocoque and body, and Kepler says that the car fires to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in a Veyron-like 2.5 seconds. The speedometer doesn't stop until it runs north of 200 mph (322 km/h), making the car just as fast as and several ticks quicker than the comparably powered Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid.

There's no word on what the Motion will cost, but combine its cutting edge design, speedy performance and limited 50-model production run, and we wouldn't be surprised to see something well up into the six-figure range, if not beyond. If that sounds too rich for your blood, you'll have to be content watching it terrorize the streets in the trio of videos below.

Source: Kepler Motors via Green Car Reports

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5 comments
DoGJHiA
Now this is a car that might be i might dig, ya dig.
christopher
You know those massive noisy things that pull trains? The diesel locomotive at the front? Those are 1000hp. This car has a tad shy of the power that a WHOLE TRAIN needs :-)
Gargamoth
I think it's awesome how new technologies are being used to continue great automobiles for our future, Now make them affordable for everyone...
Burnerjack
Videos seem less than exciting. Looks like its going about 60 or so. Watching blow the doors off a Lambo at a dragstrip or ripping past a Prancing Pony on a canyon run would have been more effective. One thing though, its bodywork sure looks right! Would like to see the cockpit too. The old saying "passes everything but the Pump" may be suplanted by "passes everthing for one Km."
Nicolas Zart
If I recall well, 6 months ago Brian told me they were all accounted for :)