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News Drako GTE Makes World Debut During Monterey Car Week

Drako GTE Makes World Debut During Monterey Car Week

Drako Motors, an American car manufacturer, unveiled to the world their creation, the Drako GTE.

An American company based in California unveiled their first car at the Quail Motorsports Gathering during the Monterey Car Week. Drako Motors, indeed revealed the Drako GTE, which they labeled as the most powerful GT car ever made.

That claim comes from the GTE’s fully electric quad motor architecture which develops a staggering 1,200 horsepower and 6,500 ft-lbs of combined wheel torque. The top speed is equally impressive as the previous figures, 331 km/h (206 mph). All of this is achieved on its 90-kWh battery pack.

Drako Motors’ first limited production electric supercar was created as a “stunning, driver focused supercar that deliver exhilarating performance with maximum control and safety,” says the Silicon Valley company.

With that in mind, the GTE’s driver has full control over every little thing, a bit like a Formula E driver. The carmaker affirms that the driver will have “full control of torque vectoring and slip control, front to rear power distribution, and fine-grained regenerative braking control,” thanks the Drako’s own Quattro Manettino console mounted switches.

The same system can be used to select different driving modes depending on the driving envirnement. The Quattro Manettino allows you to choose between the following modes: Race, Track, Dry, Rain, Snow, Ice.

To make sure the Drako GTE can survive any track day, it’s fitted with three oversized radiators at the front of the car. Not only that, but the GTE has “an internal massively-parallel cooling architecture integrates numerous cooling channels surrounding each individual battery cell to quickly dissipate heat lap after lap,” says the press release.

From Öhlins suspension to front and rear carbon ceramic Brembo brakes, the Drako GTE Track Edition is more than road and track ready. The GTE even comes with a more suitable wheel and tire setup if you choose the Track Package. You indeed get two sets of wheels and tires. The road setup consists of 21-inch wheels mounted on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Meanwhile, the second set, or track setup, gives you 20-inch lightweight three-piece forged wheels on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. How cool is that?

The production of the EV starts soon after its unveil at the Monterey Car Week and has a base price of $1.25M USD. But hurry up if you want one, since the Drako will be built in an extremely limited number of 25 copies. The first deliveries starts somewhere in 2020.


Drako GTE Photo Gallery

Drako GTE | Photo: Drako Motors

Drako GTE | Photo: Drako Motors

Drako GTE | Photo: Drako Motors

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