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Kepler Motors thinks its first supercar, the Motion Hybrid, has it all. Unveiled in 2009, Kepler Motors has been quietly working on its super-lightweight hybrid for nearly three years. Now, the company has released its first official videos of the car in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sUNtwqyhu_A

Like many other hybrid supercars being developed by luxury and prestigious automakers, the Motion is a through-the-road hybrid, combining a traditional mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive gasoline engine, and all-electric front axle.

Power to the rear wheels is rated at 550 horsepower, thanks to the same Ford-built, 3.5-liter, twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine found in cars like the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO.

Front-wheel power is provided courtesy of twin electric motors, which Kepler says produces a total of 250 horsepower (around 186 Kilowatts).

With so much sheer torque and power, it

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Shut up and take my money!!!

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Meh, we still have a long way to go with this kind of technology. But, the one thing I love about electric engines is the insane amount of torque that is just available instantly.

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Yes, but [i]where[/i] do you put the groceries ...

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OH MY GOD!! The sound!!!

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1352937682' post='595320938']
Yes, but [i]where[/i] do you put the groceries ...
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In the front seat next to you. :p

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[quote name='ahhell' timestamp='1352938049' post='595320942']
OH MY GOD!! The sound!!!
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And, sadly, full electric vehicles don't have those lovely sounds and arguably lovely turbo/supercharger whistling.
Time to patent useless sound emitters for electric vehicles, perhaps? :D
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Still not as good as my dream car HSV-010 GT.

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[quote name='Phouchg' timestamp='1353012227' post='595323192']
And, sadly, full electric vehicles don't have those lovely sounds and arguably lovely turbo/supercharger whistling.
Time to patent useless sound emitters for electric vehicles, perhaps? :D
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoEDLvQZg5I[/media]
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Nothing will ever replace the sweet sound of a naturally aspirated/turbocharged/supercharged sound. Hell BMW already pipes in fake engine noise through the sound system in the M5.
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[quote name='linsook' timestamp='1353012456' post='595323208']
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoEDLvQZg5I[/media]
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Took them three years? The guy's better at his "art" than Jony Ive :laugh:

Doesn't sound like something I'd want to hear, but at least they're acknowledging the fact that sound of the engine and stuff is important part of the car's appeal :yes:


[quote name='tsupersonic' timestamp='1353012989' post='595323236']
Nothing will ever replace the sweet sound of a naturally aspirated/turbocharged/supercharged sound. Hell BMW already pipes in fake engine noise through the sound system in the M5.
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They do what? Ok, that has killed half the appeal if I'm ever to get near one of those. Is there at least an off button? :/

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If I was uber-rich, I'd get an electric supercar and make it sound like the cars on the Jetsons.

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[quote name='Phouchg' timestamp='1353012227' post='595323192']

Time to patent useless sound emitters for electric vehicles, perhaps? :D
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Really good idea

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