Don’t forget American hypercar company Hennessey, who has been racing to beat European manufacturers to the magical 300-mph barrier for years now.
Or the American-manufactured 750-hp SCG003S road legal hypercar that can hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Or the 1,750-hp, all-carbon the SSC Tuatara that is being touted as perhaps the first American-made hypercar capable of reaching 300-mph.
See? We’ve still got it.
For more proof of that, take a look at the new Drako GTE, a new 1,200-hp supercar from an American startup out of San Jose, Drako Motors.
Drako GTE elevates the modern driver experience to an entirely new level. With a fully electric quad motor architecture, GTE generates a colossal 1,200 hp and 8,800 Nm of combined wheel torque for unrelenting acceleration up to a top speed of 206 mph. Each of GTE’s wheels are connected to an individual motor enabling unrivalled turning capability on any kind of road surface. The result is a driver focused supercar that delivers exhilarating performance with maximum control and safety — on road and track.
According to Drako Motors, four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors generate 1,200 hp and 8,800 Nm of combined wheel torque. Each motor is connected to an individual wheel through a direct-drive gearbox enabling extremely precise torque delivery for incredible performance, turning capability and safety in all conditions.
The GTE’s battery was designed from the ground-up and is designed to supply GTE’s four motors with 900 kW of uninterrupted power. An internal massively-parallel cooling architecture integrates numerous cooling channels surrounding each individual battery cell to quickly dissipate heat.
The Drako GTE has a maximum torque differential of 4,400 Nm between wheels, meaning that through corners, GTE’s quad motor powertrain can vector up to 2,200 Nm of positive torque to the wheels on the outside of the turn, while simultaneously applying up to 2,200 Nm of negative torque to the wheels on the inside of the turn, giving it the ability turn through every corner with tremendous speed, traction and precision.
Oh yeah, it also “luxuriously accommodates four passengers” (and their luggage) with seats designed from a blend of hand stitched leather and alcantara, “while providing ample legroom and easy ingress and egress,” according to the press release.
Cost? Around $1.25 million.