2020 Drako GTE Revealed As Stunning 206-MPH EV Hypercar
It has four motors, 1,200 horsepower, and enough torque to tow the Death Star.
There’s a new electric hypercar in the mix, and this one looks seriously promising. It’s built by a California-based company called Drako, and it has a rather simple name – GTE. The car makes its public debut today at Pebble Beach, but according to a press release from Drako, the GTE is anything but simple. Such fantastic specs from an as-yet-unknown automaker aren’t really uncommon, but before you chalk this up to another vaporware EV supercar, you should watch the video above. This machine is very quick, and it’s very real.
What are these fantastic specs we mentioned? For starters, the GTE gets four electric motors – one at each wheel – that produce a combined 1,200 horsepower (895 kilowatts) and a positively obscene 6,491 pound-feet (8,800 Newton-meters) of torque. No, that’s not a typo, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you found that figure to be a tad lofty. However, electric motors are certainly known for offering massive amounts of instant torque, and seeing the way this car accelerates between corners at Drako’s website tells us that figure is probably pretty darned accurate. Flat-out, this EV is said to hit 206 mph.