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Old 02-25-2020, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone seen the 1200HP Drako GTE? Interesting car for $1.2 million. https://www.drakomotors.com/ Jay Leno's Garage had an interesting show on it also. Think it's going to a tough sale though..
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Anyone seen the 1200HP Drako GTE? Interesting car for $1.2 million. https://www.drakomotors.com/ Jay Leno's Garage had an interesting show on it also. Think it's going to a tough sale though..
I saw it and jays smirk said it all - I love my karma , but a sunset would of been
A better choice at that price point !
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Interesting how reluctant the Drako CEO was to say his car was based on a Karma (Jay obviously pretending not to know), but when Jay got him to admit it he was very defensive, in my opinion...

A few other irritations:

- why get rid of the door handles - you have to use keys?
- you have to open the truck to get at the charging ports (the CEO claimed they "could not bear to cut the body panels" - complete BS as the panels come with two nice holes)
- you have to remove the entire hood panel to get at the inverters, cooling etc. - why ever would you do that?
- "not many Fisker components left in this car at all" -
- 150kW charger can fully charge in 30 minutes - hmmm...

Things I liked:

- Jay bumped his head getting into the car, like I do all the time (makes me feel better)
" Jay: "are we getting the full 1200 HP? doesn't feel like it"
- Jay: "all the fun is between 40 and 120" - so what's the point of the Drako?
- The comments on YouTube for the Jay Leno show are right on the money.

I think I will save mine

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$1.25M per car..

"We will be exhibiting the car at multiple locations in the Bay Area. The next scheduled display is November 8 in Las Vegas. The car only really shares a VIN, the doors, mirrors and glass with a Karma, and is priced at $1.25M commensurate with 206 MPH top speed and four motor architecture.

Deposit holders can drive the car on the track.

Best regards,"

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This is the point that I said, thanks for the update....moving on.
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I really wanted the Sunset, which is why I got a Karma to be sure I liked it. I've always had convertible's. Now that I love it, (have had 2 so far) everything has changed. I hope Karma comes out with it but I'm not going to hold my breath...

Looks like the doors, glass and frame and the interior except for the seats, but it appears the front and rear fenders are much wider to accommodate the much wider tires. Love that look. Think are going to have a tough time selling them though. Seems geared high for top end, but who wants that?? Personally I'd rather have low end power like every other electric car. Why cant it be geared for both with a transmission??
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