British startup wants to put new GT into production by 2019.
There's a new British sports car maker on the scene, but its first car isn't quite what you'd expect.
Startup EV manufacturer Alcraft has revealed its first car – a high-performance electric shooting-brake it calls the Alcraft GT.
Founded by businessman David Alcraft, the British firm has started a crowdfunding campaign in the hope that it can kick-off production by 2019. Alcraft has already assembled a strong team of people, including Charles Morgan, previously head of Morgan Motor Company, ex-Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Christopher Macgowan, former Morgan designer Matt Humphries, and ex-Toyota, Daewoo and Michelin senior executive Mark Carbery.
Alcraft has also teamed up with Silverstone-based Delta Motorsport, to develop the car's electric drivetrain. Other partners include specialist British companies Sevcon and KS Composites, as well as Continental for safety systems and Michelin for tyres.
Performance from the new car is expected to deliver around 840lb ft torque and 600bhp which, with four-wheel drive and torque vectoring tech, will bring an impressive estimated 0-62mph time of 3.5sec.