Drako Motors has focused on a singular mission since it was founded in Silicon Valley by American entrepreneurs, Dean Drako and Shiv Sikand: Create stunning, driver focused supercars that deliver exhilarating performance with maximum control and safety—on road and track. After almost a decade of unrelenting design, engineering and track development behind closed doors, Drako Motors has launched its first limited production electric supercar—Drako GTE.
Engineered in Silicon Valley and designed and crafted in Italy, the stunning, all-electric Drako Dragon takes electric hypercars to the next level.
Scaling the Continental Divide in the depths of winter at temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius might not seem like the prime use of an all-electric hypercar, but if that hypercar is the Drako GTE, that’s just the warmup.
Thermal architecture from the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover enables Drako GTE to have the highest continuous output EV battery in production today.
Sikand, the executive vice president and co-founder, explained why he and Drako decided to build cars, how their philosophy differs from other electric vehicle manufacturers, and how he thinks a high-performance EV ought to drive.
The latest member of the 200-mph Club is an absolute monster.
The GTE looks to revolutionize performance driving as we know it.
The GTE packs a staggering 1,200 hp, 6,490 ft lbs of torque and can hit 206 mph.
Drako GTE made its track debut at the Thermal Club Raceway and former legendary Lamborghini Chief Test Driver, Valentino Balboni, was at the wheel showcasing Drako GTE’s superpowers. View press release.
Getting to know the all-wheel drive, four motor, all-electric super GT.
Drako Motors has launched its first limited production electric supercar—Drako GTE. View press release.
Drako GTE will make its first public debut in August 2019 at the prestigious Quail Motorsports Gathering among select invited guests.
View press release.
Dean has founded and run several successful companies delivering technology to address demanding problems across multiple industries. In addition to Drako Motors, Dean founded Barracuda Networks, Eagle Eye Networks and IC Manage. Goldman Sachs named Dean as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014.”
Shiv has deep expertise in semiconductor design, electronics, control systems, software, and real time operating systems. He began his career in microprocessor design before Co-Founding IC Manage where he has created solutions for the world's leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Shiv is very passionate about cars, endurance rallying, off road motorcycles, and the physics and engineering of driving dynamics.
Sami has extensive research and engineering development for automotive technology platforms and sensors. He was recognized by the Finnish Electrical Engineers Association for his Electric Vehicle development work, and won the Finnish national open electronics design contest for solid state turn-and-slip Indicator for flying gliders in zero visibility.
Lowie started his career as an automotive designer at Pininfarina and was quickly appointed to Design Director leading the automotive design department. He is now the CEO and Creative Director of GranStudio, a new type of design house located in Italy. Lowie was design responsible for designing cars such as the Ferrari 458, Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta, Maserati Birdcage 75th, Pininfarina Sintesi and the Glickenhaus SCG003.
Rich has extensive expertise with real-time and embedded systems. He holds a professorship position in computer science at Boston University where his work addresses operating system issues concerning safety, predictability and resource management. He leads the kernel development for DriveOS, which consolidates mixed-criticality functions on a centralized platform using a state-of-the-art partitioning hypervisor.
Eric has 26 years global automotive development and leadership experience of global vehicle launches. He worked at Indycar design with Toyota, Ferrari and Ford as a lead vehicle design engineer. He launched the Fisker Karma as an engineering Director and worked at Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep as an Advanced Sr. Engineer.
Jamil has worked his entire career in the super luxury automotive industry, most recently 21 years for Aston Martin responsible for global operations. An industry renowned expert in delivering all aspects of automotive manufacturing sites and requirements along with in-depth knowledge of manufacturing engineering, maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, MP&L, finance, environmental management, purchasing & negotiation, real estate, root cause analysis, project management, and continuous Improvement.
James brings with him extensive engineering and development experience from the top levels of worldwide motorsport and automotive luxury supercars. At Drako he is driving the development and integration of DriveOS and Drako bespoke electronic solutions ensuring the company’s position at the bleeding edge of automotive systems development.