The Drako GTE Is a 1200-HP Electric Sedan. The GTE is the result of nearly a decade of engineering and design development, according to Drako. The car, a sleek four-door with an aggressive stance, uses four individual permanent-magnet hybrid synchronous motors paired with their own direct drive gearboxes—one at each wheel. The floor-mounted battery has 90kWh of energy capacity, and comes equipped with a 15 kW onboard charger. Using torque-vectoring tech developed at the Nurburgring, the car is able to adjust torque applied to each wheel independently over 1000 times per second. Top speed is 206 mph.
Drako says the GTE makes 6490 lb-ft of combined wheel torque, which is a bit different than torque figures you’re be used to. Basically, it’s the torque occurring at the wheels, rather than at the engine or motor. Wheel torque is influenced by transmission and final-drive gearing, and is often much larger than the true torque output from the drivetrain. If you’d like a bit more explanation, head on over here.
Drako plans to build just 25 GTEs, with a price of $1.25 million before options. The car will make its first public appearance at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, and order books are open now. First deliveries are expected in 2020.