Hypercar performance for a supercar price? Yes please!
What the Kepler Motion lacks in name recognition, it more than makes up for with beautiful proportions and the promise of extreme performance.
The car runs a 550-horsepower, 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost V6 midship and a 250-horsepower electric motor up front. The layout is similar to that employed in the Porsche 918 Spyder and the forthcoming Acura NSX — delivering a crushing 2.5-second sprint to 60-mph and a 200-plus top speed flat out.
The power and carbon-fiber construction yields and ultra-stiff machine that is strong enough to make serious progress around any racetrack, let alone a street battle.
Only 50 of the Motion supercars will be produced, with this one of the first.
The specs and details below show that the Kepler Motors is already well on the way to supercar greatness since its initial previews at the 2009 Dubai motor show.
This production Motion’s huge front splitter and gigantic rear wing are surely a testament to how rapid the car is on full power and full boost!
- 550 hp Ford EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5L V6 engine with direct injection
- Automated manual transmission (AMT) paddle shift, or manual lever option
- Length: 174.61 in/4435 mm
- Height: 46.65 in/1185 mm
- Width: 78.74 in/2000 mm
- Wheelbase: 105 in/2667 mm
- Reactive ride height
- Double wishbone suspension
- Rocker-actuated coil-over dampers
- Cast titanium uprights
- Four-piece carbon fiber and aluminum AeroWheels
- Front wheels: 19 in x 10 in, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 275/35ZR19
- Rear wheels: 20 in x 12 in, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 335/30ZR20
2014 KEPLER Motion
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 2014.
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