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New Crowdfunded Electric GT from UK Start-up Alcraft

September 2, 2017

Alcraft GT
The Alcraft GT EV

Another day, another electric car introduction! This time it’s from UK start-up motor company, Alcraft – and their car looks stunning.

Yesterday, Alcraft Motor Company revealed details of its first car, the high-performance Alcraft GT. The business is targeting a start of production in 2019, and is launching a crowdfunding campaign offering the chance to play a part in the development of the car and a new British brand.

Alcraft GT
The Alcraft GT EV

The Alcraft GT is not just another electric supercar – it’s extremely sporty yet practical, with a shooting brake-style rear giving access to a 500-litre luggage area, and a 300-mile range.

Although there has been an emphasis on developing a car with outstanding handling and dynamics, the absolute numbers associated with the three-motor, four-wheel drive powertrain are impressive.

Alcraft GT
The Alcraft GT EV

Virtual engineering has provided expected figures of 1140Nm torque and 447kW which, closely matches the Tesla Model S P100D’s 450kW power output, but eclipses its 967Nm of torque.

With four-wheel drive, torque vectoring, and the car’s light weight, result in an estimated 0-100km/h time of 3.5 secs according to the virtual tests.

Alcraft GT
The Alcraft GT EV

The design of the Alcraft GT features ultra-clean surfaces and visible structural elements. The exposed carbon-fibre B-pillars and roof structure are part of the aesthetic but serve as both a safety cell and a device to create an exceptionally light cabin, with a roof made largely of glass and a wraparound front screen.

Alcraft GT
The Alcraft GT EV

Alcraft says the GT is ready to enter working prototype form, and has launched a crowdfunding initiative through Indiegogo to make this happen. Alcraft plans to have the vehicle on available for sale before the end of 2019 if the funding goes to plan.

Alcraft GT
The Alcraft GT EV

EV technology combined with crowdfunding to develop a brand-new car? We are truly at the dawn of the electric car era…

If you like this car, also check out the Lucid Air luxury EV.

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