Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Drako GTE confirms 331km/h electric vehicle with 1200hp
Only 25 units of this Drako GTE will be produced and each costing USD1.25 million onwards.
This electric hypercar is the culmination of nearly a decade of unrelenting design, engineering and track development by a world class team assembled by Drako Motors Founders, Dean Drako and Shiv Sikand.
The GTE is a four passenger ultra luxury supercar with a 1,200 hp quad motor architecture, a 331 km/h top speed, and ‘cornering precision unlike any other supercar on the road today’. The company hasn’t delivered an official range and 0-60 mph time.
The Drako GTE on display is a fully functional production supercar delivered to the stage directly from lapping the track, it is not a design concept or prototype. GTE is entering series production following the Quail World Premiere and deposit holders will have the opportunity to experience GTE’s performance firsthand on the track at a customer experience event this November.
The total expected worldwide production of the Drako GTE is limited to 25 units with a USD1.25M base price (RM5 million before shipping, taxes and local handling). Orders and deposits are now being accepted and the first GTE customer deliveries are expected to take place in 2020.
With a fully electric quad motor architecture, GTE was designed to elevate the modern driver experience to an entirely new level. Four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors generate a colossal 1,200 hp and 8,800 Nm of combined wheel torque providing astonishing acceleration up to a 331 km/h top speed.
Each of GTE’s wheels are connected to a motor through separate direct-drive gearboxes enabling individual wheel control for extremely precise torque delivery.
Drako’s industry leading torque vectoring algorithms developed on the Nürburgring utilize many variables to proactively adjust positive and negative torque on each wheel over one thousand times per second.
Beyond achieving maximum traction in straight-line acceleration, GTE drivers experience unrivalled turning capability and incredible safety on any kind of road surface which is a feeling almost as if the laws of physics have been exceeded.
MASSIVELY PARALLEL COOLED BATTERY
GTE’s battery was designed from the ground-up for megawatt power output as well as cooling capabilities to withstand track level performance on the world’s most challenging circuits. With 90 kWh of energy capacity and the ability to output 1,800 continuous and 2,200 peak amps, GTE’s battery is designed to supply GTE’s four motors with 900 kW of uninterrupted power. An internal massively-parallel cooling architecture integrates numerous cooling channels surrounding each individual battery cell to quickly dissipate heat lap after lap.
Three oversized radiators at the front of the car are fed with ample airflow through GTE’s aggressive three section front fascia to ensure overheating does not inhibit lap time.
GTE is compatible with current available EV charging infrastructure. Standard AC charging utilizes the J1772 protocol with the vehicle’s onboard 15 kW charger. DC fast charging is available with either Chademo or CCS (Combined Charging System) up to 150 kW, providing high speed charging and convenience on long distance journeys