If you’re launching a brand new electrical automotive firm, you’ll need to have an eye-catching design, just a few insane-sounding statistics and a flashy presentation to create a little bit of buzz round your launch. At this stage, bodily constructing the automotive isn’t necessary. And I’m happy to report that one other EV upstart has ticked off all these steps with the disclosing of a 2,000 hp electrical SUV that it says will hit 200 mph.
The automotive is the Dragon from California-based EV startup Drako Motors. The agency remains to be growing its first automotive, the Fikser Karma-based Drako GTE, and has now outlined plans for its second mannequin.
The GTE hasn’t made it into the palms of shoppers simply but, however the agency says it is able to begin work on a second mannequin. So, right here we’re with the Drako Dragon.
It appears fairly mad. The teaser photographs launched by the model present an angular entrance finish, gullwing doorways and an intricate rear lighting array. There’s additionally an intense-trying hood scoop, and a few winglets on the rear to help airflow.
That aggressive physique, which was penned by the agency’s chief designer Lowie Vermeersch, is deliberate to be constructed nearly solely out of carbon fiber. Inside, the agency can also be promising oodles of leather-based in a cabin that it says may have a “unique layout and easy ingress/egress.”
So that’s the eye-catching design taken care of, what about just a few bonkers specs?
Well the Drako Dragon has that too. As effectively because the aforementioned declare that it’ll have 2,000 hp and can hit a high velocity of 200 mph, the agency additionally claims it’ll be capable of “run the quarter mile in 9.0 seconds” and hit “60 mph in 1.9 seconds.” Pretty spectacular for a pc render.
All that efficiency is because of an in-house battery system and a quad-motor powertrain. Both of which had been refined with the event of he GTE.
While the San Jose-based startup beforehand mentioned it could solely construct 25 examples of the GTE, this Dragon sounds prefer it’s set to be a extra extensively out there providing. The press launch asserting its launch discusses “industrial economies of scale,” which makes it sound like they’ll be delivery various dozen.
Further particulars of the Drako Dragon are anticipated later this yr, when the agency additionally says it’s going to open reservations for the electrical SUV.
There’s no phrase on how a lot it may price. But, the agency says it’s going to provide that enticing design, bougie inside and spectacular efficiency figures for “about the same price as the alternatives.” Whatever meaning.