The Drako GTE is an electric supercar manufactured by Silicon Valley-based startup company 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/311 kph. 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.
Each of GTE's quad motors is paired to an individual high capacity inverter specifically engineered for the endurance of extreme performance driving. With four independent inverters, GTE precisely distributes a massive +225 kW to -225 kW range of potential power through each motor with millisecond speed and accuracy. This enables immediate response to every driver input with near zero latency.
GTE’s fully electric quad motor architecture provides an entirely new level of performance and control. 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.
GTE is outfitted with top level components to enhance performance on both road and track. Öhlins four way adjustable suspension provides superior composure and ride quality for everyday driving, as well as full adjustability for the track. Front and rear carbon ceramic Brembo brakes deliver phenomenal stopping power without fade during prolonged performance driving.
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The Drako GTE was added in the 2020 Lunar New Year Update as a mid Class B car with the following statistics:
The Drako GTE is a mid-tier Class B Festival vehicle. Compared to other Class B vehicles, the GTE features a moderately high maximum speed of 269.3 mph (433.8 km/h), fast acceleration, mediocre handling, decent drifting and decent nitro efficiency. Like all Festival vehicles, the GTE is highly uncompetitive without full-PRO upgrades. The GTE qualifies as an Electric vehicle.
Featuring a unique rank of B1590, the Drako GTE is not placed into any of the traditional Class B performance/rank brackets; the GTE is placed above the Shelby Cobra 427 but below the Mazda RX-8 Special Edition and even slightly below the McLaren MP4/8. The closest competitors of the GTE are the Peugeot SR1, Ferrari 599XX, Ducati XDiavel S, Rimac Concept One and Formula E Gen2. The GTE is inferior to both the SR1 and the E Gen2 by relatively small margins.
As with all other Festival vehicles, the GTE is not suitable for Multiplayer unless it has full-PRO upgrades.
At full-PRO in Multiplayer, the Drako GTE's main competitors include the Peugeot SR1 (B1599) and the soon-to-be-released Formula E Gen2 (B1592) when both respective vehicles are fully-upgraded. Other major competitors include the "down-tuned" Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition (A1672 at MAX+PRO) and the McLaren MP4/8 (B1632) in the event of bad match-making. Competitors close to rank B1550 (e.g. Shelby Cobra 427, Mercedes-Benz Biome, Rinspeed zaZen) or C1550 (e.g. Pininfarina H2 Speed, Volkswagen I.D. R, Maserati Alfieri) can be comfortably beaten by the GTE if it is driven well.
At full-PRO in Multiplayer, the Drako GTE's main strengths are its fast acceleration and decent nitro efficiency. Although the Peugeot SR1 is superior or equal to the GTE in nearly every performance aspect, the GTE can still put up a decent fight. The Formula E Gen2 accelerates faster than both the SR1 and the GTE; overall, the E Gen2 is inferior to the SR1 and superior to the GTE.
The Drako GTE serves little use in TLEs. However, it qualifies as an Electric vehicle and is useful in TLEs or Career races restricted to Electric vehicles.
The Drako GTE is obtained by reaching Tier 8 of its Festival. If viewed in the Tag Racing car selection menu, it will show a price of 3,300, however, the option to buy the car is unavailable.
The GTE could be obtained during its Festival Special between March 21-27, 2020 as a reward for claiming 10 spins. Players who already own the car would receive 3 Kit cards instead.