There is a Silicon Valley-based electric-vehicle startup by the title of Drako, which in 2019 unveiled the GTE electrical tremendous sedan packing 1,200 hp and a beginning worth of $1.25 million.
On the time, the efficiency was nonetheless considerably revolutionary for a manufacturing EV, although since then each Tesla and Lucid have launched electrical sedans with over 1,000 hp however costing a fraction of the value of the Drako. Within the case of Tesla’s Mannequin S Plaid, we’re speaking simply $131,190.
The GTE was meant to launch in 2021 however that will not occur. Drako hasn’t given up on the automotive and as a substitute desires to launch it with improved efficiency, and the brand new title Dragon. The corporate has launched some teaser photographs of the Dragon and stated the total reveal will happen in January.
The corporate has confirmed elevated torque, in addition to an upgraded battery with improved vary and cooling capabilities for observe driving. The battery introduced for the GTE was a 90-kilowatt-hour, 450-volt unit that might ship 200 miles of vary with reasonable driving. It is not clear what specs the Dragon’s battery can have.
The powertrain within the Dragon shall be a quad-motor system the place every motor acts independently, leading to exact torque vectoring. Controlling the system is Drako’s personal DriveOS software program.
The Dragon will even sport a five-way adjustable suspension system as a substitute of the GTE’s four-way system, and the inside also needs to be much more upmarket.
We’ll remind you that the GTE’s physique shell, and thus additionally that of the Dragon, is identical design used for the previous Fisker Karma and present Karma GS-6.
Drako deliberate to construct simply 25 items of the GTE. It is not clear if that determine shall be modified for the Dragon. Keep tuned.
Excessive-Res Gallery: Teaser for Drako Dragon debuting in January 2022