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The 2,000bhp Drako Dragon SUV is finally here

Italian-designed, US-built carbon fibre SUV will do 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds

Published: 17 Nov 2022
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When we first got wind of the Drako Dragon SUV, it’d be fair to say that TG was a little bit sceptical.

Heck, this was a company that so far had only built a Fisker Karma-based EV – the GTE – claiming that it would now create an SUV with 2,000bhp, a 200mph+ top speed and massive gullwing doors.

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With these latest images though, it sure does look like they’ve done it.

So, say hello to the production version of the Dragon. Now, we’re told that deliveries won’t actually begin until 2026, but we’re also told that it’s “the most powerful, quickest, and fastest production hyper-luxury SUV in history”, so it’s got our attention.

It has been designed in Italy by Lowie Vermeersch and GranStudio, but the plans are for the Dragon to be built in the US. Drako is sticking by that 2,000bhp figure too, which comes courtesy of a quad-motor layout and an in-house battery pack that supposedly offers 420 miles of range and mega 500kW fast charging. 

The 0-60mph time is still quoted as 1.9 seconds, with a top speed somewhere north of 200mph. Yikes. 

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Underneath is a carbon fibre monocoque, while the body panels are made from natural fibre composites to reduce the use of plastic ‘by up to 70 per cent’. The whole thing weighs just over 2.2 tonnes, with the bodywork designed to reduce drag and increase range.

Inside those giant gullwings there’s seating for five and many screens – two of which are for the wing mirrors, two are for rear seat passengers and one is a giant 17.1-inch unit that acts as the central infotainment display. All of the driver controls are then mounted on the steering wheel.

What else? Well, there’s carbon ceramic brakes to stop the Dragon (if only Saint George had had it that easy) and we’re told that there’s adaptive suspension that can almost double the ground clearance in its ‘overland’ setting.

What do we think, Internet?

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