The 2020 Drako GTE Sedan Is an Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Pricey EV

Eric Stafford
Photo credit: Drako Motors

From Car and Driver

  • 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 $1.2 million apiece—far more than electric rivals such as the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan.

The future of high-speed family transportation is here. 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 elevant electric-sedan performance into a whole new category.

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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.

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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.

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Other 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.

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