Hybrid Supercar Does 0-60 MPH in 2.5 Secs

October 23, 2012 10:41 AM

Hybrid Supercar Does 0-60 MPH in 2.5 Secs
What does a hybrid car need to be sexy? Speed? Good looks? Impressive gas mileage?

" Kepler Motors thinks its first supercar, the Motion Hybrid, has it all.

Announced back in 2009, Kepler Motors has been quietly working on its super lightweight Motion hybrid for nearly three years.

Now the company has released its first official videos of the car in action.

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, V-6 twin-turbo Ecoboost 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 200 horsepower (around 186 Kilowatts) "

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