Drako Motors might have taken the old adage that two heads are better than one just a little too far when they put not one, not two, but four motors into their new supercar, the GTE Coupe.
The California-based company debuted the new electric hypercar at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and wowed the gathering with the car’s specs. The GTE sports a whopping 1,200 horsepower thanks to the four electric motors, one on each wheel. But that’s not all. The GTE also boasts an amazing 6,491 lb-ft of torque—that’s a lot of instant take-off, something that is very apparent in the promotional video on Drako’s website, which shows the car rocketing between corners. According to Draco, the GTE tops out at 206 miles per hour. Raw power is one thing, but controlling it is another. To keep the four motors working together, Drako uses a direct-drive gearbox controlled by a computer system to deploy that power to the wheels. According to Drako, that computer system uses torque-vectoring algorithms to adjust the amount of torque going to each wheel 1,000 times per second.
That much power and performance requires some pretty good equipment. Draco used an Ohlins suspension as well as Brembo brakes on all four wheels. The car comes with either 20 or 21 inch wheels that come with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
The GTE is a four-door vehicle for a reason. This supercar isn’t meant for just a pilot and potentially a co-pilot. Drako envisions it as a road-going sedan that accommodates four people. Road trips are a definite possibility with the 90 kWh battery that is fast charging capable with 150 kW outlets. No word on the range, however.
Deliveries of the Drako GTE Coupe are expected to happen in 2020. Only 25 will be built, and they come at a pretty steep price–$1.25 million.