- the drako gte is an all-electric, 1200-hp sedan with a claimed top speed of 206 mph.
- the high-powered four-seater is made by drako motors, a california-based startup, and is making its debut during the annual pebble beach concours d'elegance.
- the company plans to build only 25 examples starting at $1.3 million apiece—far more than electric rivals such as the tesla model s and the porsche taycan.
high-speed family transportation may have just glimpsed its future—at least, high-speed family transportation for families of serious wealth. enter the drako gte. with an estimated top speed of 206 mph and a combined 1200 horsepower, this all-electric four-seater is intended to elevate electric-sedan performance into a whole new category.
the gte is built by california-based startup drako motors, which says it plans to sell just 25 copies. here's the kicker. each one will cost at least $1.3 million.
with a price that high, we don't expect the same people who shop even the most powerful tesla model s or the forthcoming porsche taycan to find the gte in their ballpark. still, the gte's aerodynamic and aggressive-looking bodywork should appeal to fans of both less expensive alternatives, if only to look at.
every drako gte features a 90.0-kwh battery pack in the floor along with a standard 15-kw onboard charger. the battery feeds four electric motors that all have their own direct-drive transmissions and are individually mounted at all four wheels. all-wheel drive allows the car's computers to maximize cornering and traction by automatically sending torque to the optimal wheels.
along with a chassis from the fisker karma, the gte's performance equipment includes powerful brembo brakes at all four corners and a sophisticated suspension setup courtesy of öhlins. buyers can choose from a set of 20- or 21-inch wheels wrapped in michelin pilot sport tires. the smaller set use sticky 4s rubber, and the larger ones wear sticker cup 2s.
while this ultra-rare, ultra-expensive ev sedan looks like a riot to pilot, the odds of that happening are slim to none for all but the world's 1 percent. still, the drako gte will undoubtedly turn heads and drop jaws when it debuts at the annual pebble beach concours d'elegance this week.