The Motion, from California based Kepler Motors, is a hybrid
supercar which uses a combination of a 3.5 litre V6 and an electric
motor for propulsion.
Kepler Motors, founded by World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks,
introduced the car at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show.
Only 50 are scheduled for production making it one of the most
exclusive cars on the market.
The Motion was developed from the ground up by a team of hand-picked
design engineers, aerodynamicists, product development, and
manufacturing specialists and incorporates a number of innovative
technologies such as active suspension, active aerodynamics
for adjustable downforce,
launch control and a programmable track assistant system.
The Motion is based around a carbon
fiber composite monocoque
chassis and body which is both light and incredibly strong.
The two seat interior features an instrument panel display with
custom configurations, and a touchscreen display with programmable
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. The electric
motors are powered by lithium-ion batteries and use a two speed
automatic transmission. For the V6 a 7-speed, paddle-shift,
dual clutch transmission is fitted.
The Kepler Motors Motion features StopTech's new Continuous
Carbon Ceramic (C3) AeroRotors on all four wheels to ensure
smooth, fade-free braking, even in the most extreme conditions.
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.
To further reduce unsprung weight and improve the handling the
car is fitted with four-piece carbon fiber and aluminium wheels
- 19 inch up front and 20 inch at the rear.