A Powerful Electric Based on a Fisker Karma
The Silicon Valley startup called Drako Motors has a new all-electric supercar called the GTE. The car is based on the old Fisker Karma chassis, according to Top Gear. Unlike the Karma, the GTE isn’t some high-end luxury hybrid. It’s a bonafide electric supercar with 1,200 hp. It also comes with an absolutely insane 6,500 lb-ft of torque.
the GTE can run all the way up to 206 mph before not being able to go any further. The car comes with a 90kWh battery pack, which is similar in size to the batteries used in Tesla’s machines. Drako has not stated a range, but we’d expect it to be similar to Tesla’s cars.
The car comes with Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes as well as a special torque vectoring system, so it should ride, corner, and stop properly for a supercar. The company claims it will be a fatastic car on the twisties, by saying “cornering precision unlike any other supercar on the road today.” That is yet to be seen. However, the car certainly looks the part, and we’d expect the company not to be bragging too much.
The car comes with four electric motors to produce all of that power. There’s a motor for each wheel. There are various drive modes, too, including a drift mode. The company is calling its system Quattro Manettino, which as Top Gear points out will probably annoy both Audi and Ferrari.
Drako Motors has a fully functional prototype right now and is taking orders from customers. The company plans to build only 25 of the cars. Each one will cost $1.25 million.