Kepler Motors Motion world debut in UAE

Kepler Motors Motion world debut in UAE

2011 Kepler Motion
Kepler Motors, founded by American racer Russ Wicks, unveiled its Motion concept supercar at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show.

I actually had an interesting chat at the auto show with the project manager. The Motion is being developed from the ground up by a team of hand-picked design engineers, aerodynamicists, product development, and manufacturing specialists, working on tech such as active suspension, active aerodynamics, launch control and a programmable track assistant system.

The Kepler-designed Motion will be built on a dedicated platform, with all-wheel-drive “Dual Powertrain Technology” putting down 800 hp. Power comes from a modified 550 hp Ford EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 driving the rear wheels, acting independently from a 250 hp electric motor driving the front wheels. This unique AWD system is theoretically capable of 0-100 kph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed over 320 kph.

The lightweight Motion features carbon-fibre composite materials for its monocoque chassis and body. The strong structure provides a two-seater cabin, fully outfitted with luxury items such as leather, navigation and even a GPS-based lap timer.

The Motion uses StopTech carbon-ceramic brake rotors, already visible on the displayed concept. Front brakes have six-piston calipers, while the rear are four-piston ones. Front wheels are 19-inch alloys, while the rears are 20-inch wider ones. A 7-speed paddle-shifted automatic will be standard, and the supplier is yet to be decided.

Only 50 Kepler Motion supercars will ever be produced, hand-assembled and with deliveries starting in 2011. Pricing will likely be close to a million dollars.

Photos by Faisal Khatib.

What do you think?



  1. One of the better looking cars I saw at the auto show…

  2. The Fab design panamera was the best looking…

  3. I guess the Black ASMA bodykit SLR and the Bimmer M1 were the killers !

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