With 1,200 hp and 8,800 Nm of combined at-the-wheels torque, the Drako GTE delivers exciting, uncompromising acceleration and a top speed of 206 mph. The GTE’s maneuverability and agility are unrivaled on any road surface, thanks to the presence of a motor at each wheel. Quad motors manage traction for each wheel individually, providing superior control and safety both on the road and on the track.
With electrification gaining traction in the automotive industry, we may expect to see a rise in the number of electric supercars powered by a battery pack and a pair of electric motors.
The Drako GTE from Drako ups the ante with a quad-motor system and no differentials. Instead, the supercar employs a clever computer that transmits just the perfect amount of torque and power to each wheel for the optimum driving experience, according to Drako. Let’s have a look at what that entails.
Exterior Design of Drako GTE
The GTE’s external shell has a lot of aerodynamic capability baked in. This is most obvious at the back, where Drako chose the ‘Coda Tronca’ design, often referred to as Kamm Tail or K-Tail. It means the automobile’s back dips downward before abruptly cutting off with a vertical surface; in this fashion, the car benefits from minimal drag while yet remaining practical. The Ferrari 250 GTO, as well as the Ford GT40, Aston Martin DB6, Ferrari Dino, and, believe it or not, the Toyota Prius, all, had such a design.
It appears to be equally adept at turning attention on the street and working towards a maximum performance on the race track from a visual aspect. A gaping, mesh-trimmed front grille flanked by two similarly constructed components gives the front end a particularly aggressive look. The strong carbon-fiber hood has lush, humpy flanks that continue to the sides and onto the back in the form of well-sculpted hips. We’re guessing someone has been doing squats. Upfront, you can see three air intakes, as well as slender, almost boomerang-shaped headlights. Drako placed the inverters and cooling systems behind them and beneath the hood. The main highlights of the Drako are :
- Attractive Grand Tourer Silhouette
- Aggressive Front End
- Mesh Grille
- Carbon Fiber Hood
- 3 Air Intakes In The Front
- Slim Headlights
- Kamm Tail Rear End Design
- Low Front Spoiler
Interior Design of Drako GTE
The Drako GTE, in Drako’s opinion, provides “four-passenger luxury.”
But what precisely does that imply? We don’t have any numbers to back up claims like “ample legroom” or “easy ingress and egress,” but we can tell you that those stylish front seats are made up of a mix of hand-stitched leather and Alcantara, and they do appear to be capable of providing both high levels of comfort and the necessary support during those sporty cruising sessions.
The steering wheel is devoid of buttons, although it has an abundance of carbon fiber trim and the dashboard isn’t particularly impressive either. There is a digital instrument cluster and two air vents on top of the center console, a multimedia screen underneath them (which also controls the a/c arrangement, among other things), and below that, on the middle tunnel, a carbon fiber-clad control panel loaded with twist knobs. These allow the driver to adjust the front/rear power and torque distribution ratios, regenerative braking, torque vectoring, and the driving modes covered in the Drivetrain section.
The main interior highlights are:
- Carbon Fiber Trim
- Roof For Four
- Simple Dashboard Layout
- Carbon-Clad Steering Wheel
- Drivetrain Control Panel On The Median Tunnel
- Digital Instrument Cluster
- Leather And Alcantara Seats
Specs and Drivetrain of Drako GTE
The GTE has 1,200 horsepower and 8,880 Nm (6,500 pound-feet) of combined wheel torque thanks to a quad-e-motor layout.
Each wheel is coupled to a motor by two direct-drive gearboxes, allowing it a top speed of 206 miles per hour. The quad-motor configuration is fed by a 90-kWh floor-mounted battery pack, which also allows for a minimal center of gravity.
The system can rapidly adapt to the amount of grip it gets from the surface it travels on because each wheel has one e-motor allocated to it. This results in incredibly fine torque management on each wheel. Furthermore, the GTE’s torque vectoring algorithms, according to Drako, were forged in the Nurburgring fire and handle issues such as straight-line acceleration and “unrivaled turning capability and outstanding safety on every kind of road surface.” There’s no news on a 0-60 mph sprint time, but considering the Drako GTE’s abundant resources and its lauded ability to put those to good use in an efficient manner, we expect it to race in the sub-2-second range.
The battery in Drako GTE
Its outstanding 90-kWh battery pack gives enough range to complete a regular 15-20-minute track session while staying inside its sweet-spot charge window of 30-90 percent. It can be back at the top of that window in as little as 20 minutes with 150-kW rapid charging, which is sufficiently fast for any track day or high-performance drivers’ school. In terms of cell type and chemistry, the car battery is rather normal, but Drako Motors devised a novel approach for liquid cooling its multi-part battery pack to help assure industry-leading performance and reliability while remaining small.
Pricing of Drako GTE
Drako Motors has stated that production of the Drako GTE will begin immediately following the EV’s premiere at Pebble Beach. The Drako GTE, on the other hand, is limited to 25 units globally, each costing $1.25 million. Drako was taking orders and payments at the time of writing, with the first delivery scheduled in 2020.
If the Drako GTE materializes, Drako will join a big group of companies like Rimac, Porsche, and Tesla in putting power first and foremost in the service of performance. So, for those of you who adore V-8, V-10, and V-12 engines, here’s the deal: we understand that it’s difficult to replace the beloved ICE, but the future will offer some dang fantastic automobiles, so let’s just enjoy the ride, shall we?