Waaaay back in 2009, a little-known company called Kepler Motors debuted a hybrid supercar that was powered by Ford’s then-new 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine and a pair of electric motors. Most people have forgotten about the Kepler Motion hybrid supercar but Kepler just released video footage showing that their hybrid supercar is ready to hit the road and empty your wallet.
There are few new details of the Kepler Motion hybrid supercar. When it debuted, Kepler stated that it would by powered by Ford’s 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which in the new Taurus SHO makes 365 horsepower.
The EcoBoost engine powers the rear wheels, while a pair of electric motors drive the front wheels, giving the Kepler Motion hybrid a combined output of around 550 horsepower. Or at least that was what Kepler said back in 2009.
It’s nearly 2013 now, so anything could have changed. But at the very least, Kepler Motors has proved that yes, it still exists, and the car it was building is capable of carving up California’s roads. 0 to 60 mph is reported to take just 2.5 seconds thanks to a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which also allows the Kepler Motion to go over 200 mph.
While we don’t see such speeds displayed in these just-released video, at the very least it looks a lot like the concept sketches. If I was made of money, I’d plop down a deposit. Would you?