Kepler Motors have announced the Motion, a concept hybrid supercar that should debut at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show. It uses the new Ecoboost engine by Ford, a twin turbo diesel injection 3.5-liter V-6 which powers the rear wheels, while the front ones are handled by an electric motor. There’s probably some electric components to maintain an equal speed between the two drives as well.
Hybrid supercars are becoming more and more prominent, and various models manage to combine electric engines with gas-powered ones to get 0 to 60 mph acceleration times. Add to that the great mileage you can get with a hybrid engine, and you have a winning combination.
Kepler have tweaked the Ecoboost engine, increasing its outputto 550 horsepower. The engine was used in a Lincoln MKS, where it only generated 355 horsepower, so this is a definite improvement. The front electric motor produces 250 horsepower, totalling 800 for the entire vehicle – though it’s questionable how much of it actually gets utilized in the end.
[ Via CNET ]