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TechnologyDrako's GTE electric supercar will be a four-motor, 1,200HP monster

05:35  18 august  2019
05:35  18 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Silicon Valley supercar manufacturer, Drako Motors , introduces its first limited production electric supercar Four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors generate a colossal 1 , 200 hp and 8,800 Nm Drako GTE ’ s design is a visual expression of the sheer emotion that comes with driving it.

The Drako GTE aims to pick up where the SLS Electric Drive left off, while also taking the four - motor concept to an entirely new level. Drako promises that effortlessness at the wheel is the GTE ’ s secret sauce. “Our obsession has been the new control methodology,” says Sikand.

The new Tesla Roadster won't be the only wildly overpowered electric supercar arriving in the near future. Drako Motors (a startup created by Barracuda Networks co-founder Dean Drako) has unveiled the GTE, an electric sedan that's built to take on the most powerful cars regardless of their powerplant. It revolves around a four-motor direct drive system that delivers 1,200HP and a whopping 6,500ft/lb of torque -- while that's not the most horsepower ever (a Bugatti Chiron musters 1,479HP), it could have fearsome off-the-line acceleration. The company hasn't delivered an official 0-60MPH time just yet, so it can't quite claim bragging rights.

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Startup firm Drako Motors has unveiled its $ 1 .25 million four -seater. On Friday morning at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week 2019, upstart Drako Motors unveiled its striking new all- electric supercar , the GTE . And whatever your feelings regarding its exterior styling, it boasts

Drako Motors , a new Silicon Valley-based electric supercar manufacturer, has unveiled the Drako GTE , a limited-production all- electric supercar with insane specs and an even more insane price. The company was founded by Dean Drako

Drako's GTE electric supercar will be a four-motor, 1,200HP monster

The machine also touts a 206MPH top speed -- again, not the fastest, but it's quicker than you normally expect for high-performance EVs. You can also expect high-performance parts including Brembo ceramic brakes and an Öhlins suspension. It's based on a Fisker Karma chassis, but that also allows room for four people and their cargo.

If there's a concern, it's the longevity. Drako is powering the GTE with a 90kWh battery, and hasn't estimated the range. A four-motor setup with that kind of power could put serious strain on the the battery pack -- don't expect to travel great distances if you're enthusiastic with the throttle. It'll top up relatively quickly with 150kW DC fast charging, at least.

One thing's for certain: Drako is committed to a real-world launch. Production is starting shortly, and the first GTE deliveries are expected to start in 2020. The biggest obstacle is simply the exclusivity. The automaker is only producing 25 examples, each of which will start at $1.25 million. Tesla's $200,000 Roadster will seem like a mass-produced bargain in comparison. However, that's not really the point. This is more of a statement car that shows EVs can compete with the best of the best.

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