Alcraft

The Alcraft GT was conceived by a small team of passionate but pragmatic car enthusiasts, automotive industry professionals and successful business people, with experience ranging from running a globally renowned low-volume British car company – Charles Morgan – to building up British businesses into international enterprises. There was a common view: create something distinctly British, not a me-too product, which they would all like to own.

THE DESIGN

The design was carried out in parallel with an engineering team from Delta Motorsport, which has globally recognised expertise in high-performance electric cars and is a key partner on the EV programme of one of the world’s leading premium car groups. The rigorous virtual engineering process allowed the design of a complete powertrain and other key systems, so that suppliers could be identified and put in place at an early stage, and safety, type approval and homologation issues could be addressed.

 

THE CAR

The GT illustrates what Alcraft is about. It’s a car with an elegant simplicity and understated, timeless good looks. Everything in the GT’s design has a purpose. Structural elements of the vehicle are visible externally: 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 cabin design is about what we call responsible luxury – leather is used, but not at the expense of weight or a clean, contemporary design.

THE NUMBERS

4 WHEEL DRIVE  – 3 MOTORS

840 LB FT – TORQUE

300 MILES – ONE CHARGE

500 LITRES – LOAD SPACE

 

The GT is not another electric supercar – it’s high-performance yet unashamedly practical, a shooting brake-style rear with a slide-out loading platform giving access to a 500-litre luggage area which can accommodate two golf bags and trolleys. And even with enthusiastic driving it will be able to take a cover a typical 200-250-mile weekend trip on one charge, with 300+ miles possible. It has been designed and engineered to be either battery-only or equipped with a range-extender. It has also been designed so that it can be either a two-seater or a 2+2.

The GT is about driving involvement rather than specification-sheet numbers, torque rather than power, light weight and dynamics rather than straight-line speed and Nurburgring lap times. But the numbers associated with an advanced electric powertrain can’t be ignored. A three-motor configuration with three-motor four-wheel drive means the 840 lb ft torque (1140 Nm) and 600 horsepower translate into a 0-62mph time of around 3.5 secs. And a weight of only 1700kg, around 75% of a Tesla Model S, combines with torque vectoring to help give outstanding handling.

The car will of course have cutting-edge connectivity and apps to make the user experience as seamless as possible and allow performance software updates.

The GT is on course to start production in 2 years time, and as the world’s first official commercial partner, we would be delighted to discuss any interest you may have in the car.  Letters of intent are now being taken, and with build numbers limited, we anticipate strong demand for this stunning new British GT car.  For more information, please contact Bryan McMorran on bryan@abbeyfieldclassics.co.uk or +44(0) 7767 660285.