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Meet The 1,200-HP Drako GTE: The Most Powerful GT Ever

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Only 25 will be built, each costing $1.25 million.

There were plenty of memorable model debuts vying for your attention at Monterey Car Week, from the 1,600-HP Bugatti Centodieci, to the limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 And Huracan Evo GT Celebration. But there's one debut you may have missed. Back in June, Silicon Valley manufacturer Drako Motors announced a new electric supercar called the GTE, which made its public debut at the prestigious Quail Motorsports Gathering last week.

Powering the Drako GTE is a 90 kWh and four electric motors that generate a 1,200 hp and 6,490 lb-ft of torque, enabling the car to accelerate up to a top speed of 206 mph. According to Drako, this makes the GTE the most powerful GT car ever made. Each of GTE's wheels is connected to a motor through separate direct-drive gearboxes enabling individual wheel control for precise torque delivery.

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Drako's torque vectoring algorithms were developed on the Nurburgring and can adjust torque on each wheel over one thousand times per second, which Drako claims results in unrivaled corning capability. Based on the old Fisker Karma, the Drako GTE's design mixes a muscular four-seater body with the elegance and smooth design lines of a GT car. A carbon fiber hood with three aggressive air intakes dominate the front fascia along with slim headlights and a low splitter. At the back, there's a prominent rear diffuser and a subtle trunk lid spoiler.

Drako hasn't released any details about the driving range or charge times, but has confirmed the GTE has a 15 kW onboard charger and is compatible with DC fast chargers up to 150 kW. Enhancing the car's track capability are four-way adjustable Ohlins suspension, front and rear Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and 20-inch Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires, which can also be swapped with 21-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires for the road.

Inside the luxury cabin, there's room for four passengers and plenty of leg room to keep occupants comfortable during long-distance journeys. The front and rear seats are designed with a blend of hand stitched leather and alcantara, and the interior can be individually personalized with a range of colors, materials and finishes.

Production of the GTE is limited to 25 units starting at $1.25 million. Drako is currently accepting Orders and deposits and the first customer deliveries are expected to start in 2020.

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