Hypercar horsepower in an SUV – meet the Drako Dragon

by | Last updated on Jul 1, 2022 at 3:34PM | Published on Jul 1, 2022 | EV

The Drako Dragon with its gullwing doors raised

Silicon Valley start-up Drako is preparing to unveil its latest creation – the Dragon, a 2000hp electric SUV.

Yes, you read that right.

This thing is packing hypercar horsepower.

Yet to be fully unveiled, the teaser shots published by Drako show the Dragon with a sleek, Italian-designed body.

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It’s actually been penned by Lowie Vermeersch who designed the Ferrari 458 Italia.

So it’s safe to say he knows how to design a good-looking car.

The bodywork will supposedly be “sculpted almost entirely from carbon fiber.”

These teaser shots also show it with gullwing doors (ss if it wasn’t an obvious Tesla Model X rival already).

Although full specifications are yet to be revealed, the company does note it will feature four electric motors – one for each wheel.

With 2000hp (1491kW) on tap, it will be more powerful than even the 1914hp (1427kW) Rimac Nevera.


It also promises a 0-97km/h (0-60mph) sprint time of just 1.9 seconds.

That’s sickeningly fast, as is its claimed top speed of 322km/h (200mph).

Being an SUV, the Drako Dragon is also intended to feature three-stage adjustable suspension to help with off-roading capabilities.

If this all sounds too good to be true, do take solace in the fact this isn’t Drako’s first attempt at a car.

In 2019 it debuted the GTE – a Tesla Model S rival last seen performing arctic weather testing in 2021.

The GTE is priced at a whopping $1.25 million, but Drako claims the Dragon will be competitively priced with other super SUVs.

If so, expect it to sit somewhere between $150,000 to $250,000 – in-line with the likes of the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga.



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