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Kepler Motion: 200mph Hybrid Supercar

 

Last week at the Dubai International Motor Sow, the guys from Kepler introduced the Motion, equipped with what they call “dual powertrain” technology. This means the front wheels are powered by a 250hp electric motor while the rear wheels are driven by a 550hp Ford Ecoboost twin turbo V6. For the mathematically impaired, that’s a total of 800hp with AWD, enough to push the Motion to 60mph in less than 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 200hmph. Yikes!

Other supercar features include launch control, carbon fiber composite Monique chassis and body, active suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. Only fifty of the cars will be produced with delivery beginning in 2011. 

(Check out the spiffy video of the Motion in New Videos) 

For all-electric action in the world of racing and beyond, also see “World’s fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR” in New Videos. It’s about a Portland man who runs sub 11.5-second quarter miles in a homemade all-electric Datsun. 

Sources: 

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/12/14/kepler-motors-motion-supercar-to-debut-at-dubai-motor-show/



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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.




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