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The Kepler Motors’ Motion hybrid just might be the most impressive hybrid made to date. The supercar is everything that a hybrid is not:  sexy, fast, desirable. Yes, desirable.

Kepler Motors, a carmaker most of us have never heard of, made its first Motion Hybrid in 2009. Now, three years later, a mere blink of time in the auto industry, Kepler, not to be confused with their cousins the cookie making elves, has unveiled a super-lightweight Motion hybrid  along with a series of official videos that are sure to have me laughing even more heartily at my Birkenstock-wearing neighbor and his whiny Prius.

Its rear wheels receive 550 horsepower courtesy of its Ford-built, 3.5, twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6, an engine it shares with the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO. The Motion’s front wheels get 250 horses from a pair of electric motors. Being mostly made out of carbon fiber composites, the light car has a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour and a zero-to-60 time of 2.5 seconds.

Though no official miles-per-gallon rating has been released for the Motion, this writer doubts it will matter since only 50 of them will be made. And, those who are in the market for such a wonderful car are not likely to be all that concerned with fuel efficiency.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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