The Alcraft GT Is An Electric Shooting Brake Looking To Take On Tesla

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Alcraft Motor Company, a British carmaker has revealed the first images of its GT electric car. A 1/3-scale design model of the Alcraft GT will be displayed at the 2017 Cenex LCV event next week in the UK.

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Alcraft GT Electric Shooting Brake Revealed

Alcraft is using crowdfunding to help fund the car which is two-door, two-seater shooting brake it plans to put into production by 2019. Alcraft will also offer the GT in a 2+2 configuration as well though that could affect the 500 litres of boot space on offer.

Alcraft GT Electric Shooting Brake Revealed

The Alcraft GT will be made using lightweight carbon fibre and the British carmaker is claiming figures of 600bhp and 1139Nm of torque along with 483 kilometres of range through its battery pack which is engineered by Delta Motorsport. The company is also considering adding a range extender engine to add to the car's range.

Alcraft GT Electric Shooting Brake Revealed

The Alcraft GT's design features ultra-clean surfaces and visible structural elements. The front end looks like something out of the future with the headlight extending across its face.

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. The rear end looks sharp with a roof spoiler and sleek taillamps.

Alcraft GT Electric Shooting Brake Revealed

Alcraft Motor Company was founded by David Alcraft who is working with a core team comprising of Charles Morgan, previously of Morgan Motor Company, designer Matt Humphries who also spent time at Morgan, and ex-Toyota, Daewoo and Michelin senior executive Mark Carbery.

Continental is supplying essential safety systems for the Alcraft while Michelin is the official tyre partner for the project.

Alcraft GT Electric Shooting Brake Revealed

DriveSpark Thinks!

The Alcraft GT's shooting brake design is one of the rarest around and its clean lines combined with the shape make it a rather enchanting car to look at. We just hope it doesn't go the way of other startups who've had big electric dreams and have come up short.

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Story first published: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 12:12 [IST]
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