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Drake Dragon: 1491kW electric super SUV revealed

California-based supercar startup Drako Motors has unveiled a new electric super SUV to take on rivals like the Lamborghini Urus and Ferrari Purosangue.

The brand says the Dragon will be “competitively priced with the existing super SUV segment,” suggesting you’ll expect to pay around $230,000 when it launches.

The car was built in Silicon Valley, where the start-up was, but has been designed and built in Italy. It will officially launch on November 17.

According to Drako, the Dragon will have a top speed of more than 322 km/h and will hit 100 km/h in less than 1.9 seconds.

A total power of 1491kW is provided, powered by the ‘DriveOS Quad Motor Powertrain and in-house battery system’.

The battery’s thermal management system will be powered by NASA-grade carbon fiber cooling technology due to the supplier’s partnership with KULR Technology Corporation.

The SUV will feature adaptive three-stage suspension and individual torque control to each wheel for improved off-roading and smooth handling.

The futuristic bodywork is made entirely of carbon fiber and features two gull-wing doors that allow access to the five-seat cabin.

Flying fenders at the rear, a large recess in the bonnet and diagonal lines that cut across the angled LED headlights and taillights are just some of the options shown on the teaser images so far, and more options will be available on launch day.

The SUV was designed by Chief Designer Drako Lowie Vermeersch, who was responsible for the design of Lightyear One, Ferrari 458, Maserati GranCabrio and Pininfarina Nido.

The first car launched by the startup is the Drako GTE, an all-electric sedan that delivers 895 kW of power and a top speed of 332 km/h.

It was built on the chassis of the Fisker Karma, one of the world’s first luxury PHEVs to fail due to financing and supply issues.

Only 25 units of the startup’s first venture were made for customers around the world, with a hefty price tag of $1.3 million each.

There are no details on the availability of the Drako Dragon yet, but it can be assumed that there will be more available than the GTE – we’ve reached out to Drako Motors for more information on where the SUV will be launched.

Reservations are now open on Drako’s website and the first 99 customers to deposit US$5000 will receive a limited first edition Dragon.

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