Remember Drako Motors? We last heard of the Silicon Valley-based startup automaker back in 2019 when it unveiled its first-ever car, the 1200-hp GTE sedan. Now the company is back with its second production vehicle, a 2000-hp SUV called the Dragon.
Like the GTE, the Dragon is all-electric. There's a carbon-fiber chassis—the first-ever production SUV to have one, according to Drako—that cuts weight by a claimed 50 percent when compared to a traditional SUV structure. In addition to the weight savings, it stiffens the car enough so that it can perform well in a crash, even without a B-pillar.
There's no B-pillar, of course, because the Dragon has a set of absolutely gigantic gullwing doors. They're electrically operated and big enough to allow ingress and egress to both rows of seats with ease. Inside you'll find a minimalistic but well-presented interior with a gigantic 17.1-inch infotainment screen for operating things like music, car systems, and climate control. There's also a three-stage suspension that can provide between 6.4 and 12.4 inches of ground clearance, depending on the mode.
We assume performance is what you really care about, though, so here are some of the craziest claims: Drako says the Dragon can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, matching the likes of the Tesla Model S Plaid. It can go on, Drako says, to a quarter-mile time of nine seconds flat, and achieve a top speed "over" 200 mph. Impressive claims for any vehicle, much less a 4969-pound electric SUV from a startup that's only been on the scene for three years.
The Drako Dragon is priced from $290,000. The company expects it to be a hit, with enough buyers that it'll have to ramp up production to 5000 units per year. First deliveries are expected to begin in 2026.
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