Enter the Dragon

Described as “genre defying”, the new Drako Dragon aims to rival other contenders in the electric supercar segment.

07 July 2022


Engineered in Silicon Valley and designed and crafted in Italy, the all-electric Drako Dragon aims to take electric hypercars to the next level.

Its designers state that Dragon was designed and built to redefine the way the world thinks about automotive performance, style, and luxury.

In 2019, the company unveiled the Drako GTE electric super sedan boasting 1,200 hp and with a starting price of US$1.25 million.

The GTE was slated to launch in 2021 but was cancelled, and now Drako is concentrating on a new model, the SUV called Dragon, which Drako states packs 2,000 hp and can hit 60 mph (96kmh) from rest in 1.9 seconds and top out over 200 mph (321kmh).

The Dragon delivers “a futuristic experience replete with Old World comfort”, the company claims.

Sculpted almost entirely from carbon fibre for the highest levels of safety and performance, the Dragon’s sleek, futuristic look is the work of Drako Chief Designer Lowie Vermeersch and his Italian GranStudio team.


Vermeersch’s design portfolio includes some of Europe’s most beautiful vehicles of the 21st century.

In the all-new Dragon, Vermeersch and his team express the vehicle’s passion and dynamism, fusing its stunning Italian shape with pure Silicon Valley technological function.

The cabin is wrapped in Europe’s finest, most sumptuous leather, exuding luxury and comfort, with a unique layout and easy ingress/egress. But more than just looking and feeling great, the 5-seat cabin is designed without compromise to its functionality, offering world-class passenger comfort and space and ample luggage capacity in addition to world-beating luxury and performance.

Designers have built on the experience gained with the GTE, taking advantage of packaging and design freedoms allowed by EV powertrains–things that simply couldn’t be done with combustion engines, as well as the latest in composite manufacturing to build a truly unique vehicle.

The Dragon summons its performance from the DriveOS Quad Motor Powertrain, its in-house battery system, and the nanosecond-precise control of the Drako DriveOS vehicle architecture, which combines the ultimate in handling and performance with next-generation technology and luxury features.

“With 2,000 horsepower on tap and individual control of each wheel’s torque, both positive and negative, plus a three-stage suspension to conquer both roads and trails, the Dragon feels less like a car and more like a spaceship.”

The Drako Dragon is priced competitively to the existing super-SUV segment. Lessons learned in the development and production of the Drako GTE supercar have enabled such massive performance without compromising cabin space, on-road comfort, or off-road ability.

As designers explain “The Dragon is the culmination of a critical mass of industrial economies of scale, category-redefining design and engineering, and hard-earned hypercar expertise on road and track.

“In other words, the Dragon offers not only a genre-defying all-carbon fibre structure, world-class European design inside and out, and world-beating DriveOS Quad Motor Powertrain control, but also over double the horsepower of its nearest competitors–and it does all of this for about the same price as those alternatives.”

The Drako Dragon will be released later this year with vehicle reservations opening soon.



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