The electric startup claims its 206-mph supercar will have “cornering precision like no other supercar on the road today.”
The prestigious Monterey Car Week will be underway in just under two months. Reports suggest we can look forward to the premiere of a new limited-edition Bugatti hypercar at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Silicon Valley startup Drako Motors will also be vying for your attention at the Quail Motorsports Gathering with the debut of an absurdly powerful electric supercar dubbed the Drako GTE. The company describes the Drakgo GTE as a "limited production fully electric supercar” that delivers "exhilarating performance with maximum control and safety.”
Little is known about the GTE, but the electric four-seater supercar will have four motors that produce an impressive combined output of 1,200 hp and 6,491 lb-ft of torque.
This setup will enable the GTE to hit a top speed of 206 mph. Details about the range and the size of the battery pack are unknown, but Drako boldly claims the GTE will have "cornering precision like no other supercar on the road today.” The electric startup also claims the GTE’s "immense power is controlled with technology evolved from earning a Nürburgring lap record in 2015 during early stage development.”
No photos have been released of the GTE yet, but designer and former Pininfarina director Lowie Vermeersch is responsible for the car’s styling so it should look very sleek. Vermeersch has also worked on a number of models including the Ferrari California, FF and 458, as well as the stunning Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept and the Dallara Stradale. A teaser video shows the GTE will have slim headlights and a curvaceous hood.
Founded by tech entrepreneurs Dean Drako and Shiv Sikand, Drako Motors has been preparing its first production car for several years. Back in 2015, the company built a prototype to showcase its torque-vectoring all-wheel electric drive system. The prototype lapped the Nurburgring in seven minutes and 49.04 seconds, which was claimed to be an EV production car record in 2015.
Since then, that time has been beaten by the track-only Volkswagen ID.R, which is the current record holder with a time of six minutes and 5.336 seconds, and the Nio EP9. The Drako GTE will debut at the Quail Motorsports Gathering as part of Pebble Beach Car Week on August 16.