Say Hello To The Alcraft GT, A British EV Shooting Brake With Supercar Performance

Another electric vehicle start-up is getting ready to challenge the likes of Tesla Motors with an entirely new product, called Alcraft GT.

Built by Alcraft Motor Company, founded by businessman David Alcraft, this car has had some former Morgan, Toyota, Daewoo and Michelin executives working on it, along with Delta Motorsport, who brought their expertise in electric drivetrains and battery systems.

Alcraft is a British company that wants to put the GT on the road starting with 2019, and to do so, they are launching a crowdfunding campaign, offering those interested “the chance to play a part in the development of the car, and a new British brand”.

They can give between £10 ($13) and £25,000 ($32,259), and in exchange, they will be rewarded with VIP days at Silverstone, plus rides in a development mule for the GT. Depending on the sum, supporters could also receive exclusive electric bikes, by Cyclotricity, and wristwatches by Matthew Humphries Design.

“We want to build a British car company which brings together traditional skills and high technology for the emerging low carbon car market”, says David Alcraft. “We’re about combining great design, outstanding dynamics, and the visceral thrill of electric powertrains to create products that are high in performance and desirability but very usable. We hope this will establish a niche for Alcraft Motor in Britain’s renowned specialist low-volume car industry.”

As far as the Alcraft GT’s design and specs go, it comes in the form of a shooting brake, with a 2+2 seating layout, and a 500-liter boot space. The numbers associated with the three-motor, four-wheel drive powertrain are 600hp and 840lb-ft (1,139Nm) of torque, which result in a 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint of just 3.5sec.

The Alcraft GT has an alleged 300-mile (483km) range, with juice coming from the T-shaped batteries that have been fitted between and behind the front and rear seats.

Alcraft has readied a 33% foam model for design verification purposes, which is on display at the brand’s booth at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at the Millbrook proving ground, in Bedfordshire, on September 6 and 7.

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  • Mill0048

    Am I missing something? Where’s the 2+2 layout?

    • Andrew Hughes

      I think the two seats are under the folded down roof section

  • fabri99

    Err… Hello?

  • pintan

    Saab Aero Concept?

    • erg

      Lucid Air?

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      ..thanks, now I need to have a good cry. F*ck you GM.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Damn you GM.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      No. That was better.

    • Mr E Fella

      agreed, but theres elements from many more Saab concepts in this thing.

  • Infinite1

    The Lucid air shooting brake

  • Six_Tymes

    love it

  • Burnermovement

    British and electric. The two least compatible words in autodom

  • Nick

    It looks like a cross between a Lucid Air, Saab Phoenix Concept, and a Volvo (infotainment is literally Volvo)

  • Marty
    • I’mCallingYouOut

      :[

    • seriously

      seeing the picture it doesnt look like it at all……people always try so hard to make cars look alike smh lol..the lines are different the front is different the roof departure angle…just the color and shooting brake idea thats it….smh just smh

    • Honda NSX-R

      Has Saab reincarnated? 🤔

  • Blade t

    I like the styling….

  • sidewaysspin

    Looking good.

  • Tinky-Winky

    Finally, someone understands what a shooting brake means.

  • ivan

    the side looks suspiciously like the new db11

  • brn

    Where are all these station wagons, um I mean shooting brakes, coming from?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Looks very… Opel-like.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Headlights might be a clever addition – that way, you could drive it at night. Just a thought…

  • Mr E Fella

    Its like they took every Saab concept from the last 20 years and mashed it together.

  • SteersUright

    Neat. Not practical like a Tesla, but cool. Don’t think they have a Tesla-beater on their hands but wish them luck nonetheless!

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