The Alcraft GT Brings British Electrification to the Forefront

The Alcraft Motor Company, a British electric startup, is vying for Tesla shoppers’ attention with its first car concept, the Alcraft GT.

The concept has otherworldly specifications, running three electric motors generating a total of 600-horsepower with 840-pounds-feet of torque. It is expected to have a 300-mile range with an estimated 0-62 mph time of 3.5 seconds. Its design appears very clean, with soft and rounded contours, carbon-fiber B-pillars, and a large glass roof and a front screen extending the width of the cabin. Its battery pack forms a T-shape, laying smug between the driver and passenger seats, according to Alcraft.

Flanked by partners and specialists in electric drivetrains and battery systems, including Delta Motorsport, specialist British company Sevcon, and Michelin, the next step in Alcraft’s development of the GT is to build a full prototype. For this project, the brand has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $794,880 (£600,000) to go towards the cost of production. Perks are awarded depending on a donor’s contribution amount, with $662 (£500) being the going rate for a chance to meet Alcraft team members at a UK regional reception event.

The Alcraft Motor Company is the progeny of David Alcraft, a former pharmaceutical executive who assembled a who’s who of auto executives to join his team, including ex-Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders CEO Christopher Macgowan and various senior executives.

“We want to build a British car company which brings together traditional skills and high technology for the emerging low-carbon car market,” said 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.”

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