The Drako Dragon, An Electric Super SUV: Everything We Know So Far

The Drako Dragon, An Electric Super SUV: Everything We Know So Far

California-primarily based totally EV startup Drako Motors lately unveiled its most up-to-date creation, the Dragon SUV, the company`s 2d all-electric powered car. Drako commenced making noise with the Fisker Karma-primarily based totally GTE – a 4-door, all-electric powered luxurious journeying sedan. It has 4 electric powered vehicles (one for every wheel) that together pump out 1,two hundred horsepower and an fantastic 6,500 lb-toes of torque. It additionally has a gearbox for every wheel, whilst the vehicles sip juice from a wellknown ninety kWh battery percent to supply a still-unspecified quantity of riding range. Drako has but to unveil how rapid it is going from 0 to 60 mph, however the GTE has a pinnacle velocity of 206 mph (331 kph)

It's essential to be privy to the GTE's powertrain and mind-numbing figures on account that it will be much like what you will discover below the Drako Dragon's curvaceous silhouette. According to Motor Trend, Drako first teased the Dragon in 2019 after the GTE drew accolades (and pre-orders) after debuting on the 2019 Monterey Car Week. Here's the whole lot we recognize approximately what will be the world's maximum effective SUV, the Drako Dragon.

Drako Dragon: Supercar SUV

Drako's press launch could not have stated it better: "Dragon is taking the electrical supercar to new heights of music and road overall performance and capability." The Dragon is basically a "drastically redesigned and upgraded" GTE and is the brand new top of EV engineering and overall performance. The Dragon has a comparable quad-motor setup to the GTE and also will make use of Drako's proprietary DriveOS algorithm. This software program routinely controls every wheel's high quality and bad torque to supply the thrills and telepathic dealing with of a megabuck racing car. It's the identical device applied withinside the Drako GTE, that is why the GTE garnered reward throughout its 2019 debut.

Powered through Drako's in-residence battery percent, the Dragon's quad vehicles ought to pump out as much as 2,000 tire-shredding horsepower, sufficient to push it to a two hundred+ mph pinnacle velocity. In addition, Drako claims 0 to 60 mph in 1.nine seconds and a quarter-mile run in approximately 9 seconds. For context, the astounding Cadillac Escalade-V completes the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds.

Italian Styling

The Dragon's attractive silhouette is courtesy of Drako leader fashion dressmaker Lowie Vermeersch and his Italy-primarily based totally GranStudio layout team — the identical blokes in the back of the GTE's luscious grand-journeying countenance. But in contrast to the GTE with its traditional 4-door layout, the Dragon has gullwing doors (like a Tesla Model X), a roomier five-seat cabin, lots of bags and garage space, and beneficiant floor clearance to permit for a few moderate off-roading action. It'll additionally include a three-level adjustable suspension to make certain a fancy but compliant ride. With all 4 wheels scratching the floor, we haven't any doubt the Dragon can pass past grassy trails and gravel roads.

Drako Motors will display extra approximately the Dragon first-rate SUV withinside the coming months, consisting of trims, equipment, and pricing. Motor Trend provides the Dragon ought to begin at approximately 1/2 of the fee of a GTE, that is approximately $700,000 to $800,000, thinking about a wellknown Drako GTE starts at around $1.three million. Moreover, Drako ought to make ninety nine examples of the Dragon, extra than the 25 allotted construct slots for the GTE.

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