Alcraft GT: The British electric car set to rival Tesla with a 300-mile range

BRITISH electric car start-up Alcraft Motor Company has revealed details of their high performance electric car the Alcraft GT which is expected to launch in the UK in 2019.

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British electric car start-up Alcraft Motor Company has unveiled its first car - the Alcraft GT

British electric car start-up Alcraft Motor Company has unveiled its first car - the Alcraft GT.

Alcraft GT is a high-performance car which produces 600bhp and 840lb ft go torque which will allow it to go from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds.

The car’s standard battery will produce 300 miles of range and there is also talks of a long-range version being added which would increase this figure further.

This means it could challenge the top spec Model 3, which has 310 miles of range.

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The Alcraft GT is expected to launch in the UK in 2019

Its shooting brake looks allow for a generous 500-litre boot capacity.

However, if you wanted more practicality the two-seater can be made into a four seater.

In addition to the considerable power the car produces, it will also have four-wheel drive, torque vectoring and be lightweight.

Its looks are incredibly striking with the sporty front end and larger more practical rear.

Inside the car is a central tablet-like touchscreen which removes most of the vehicle's traditional buttons and a virtual cockpit.

Alcraft Motor Company has been founded by businessman David Alcraft.

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The car’s standard battery will produce 300 miles of range

“We want to build a British car company which brings together traditional skills and high technology for the emerging low carbon car market”, says Alcraft Motor founder and managing director 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.”

The team is currently based at the Silverstone Park Innovation Centre in Towchester, where they are developing the car's technology.

Continental and Michelin are among the company’s partners which should help provide to automotive expertise to the project.

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Alcraft Motor Company has been founded by businessman David Alcraft

Currently however, Elon Musk should not worry as, unlike the Tesla, there is not even a full prototype model of the car.

Alcraft is crowdfunding the project to help make the car come to fruition.

Pledgers will be rewarded for supporting the money contributed with all sorts of perks from VIP trips to Silverstone to money off the first cars.

The initial 15 Alcraft GT cars are provisionally to be priced in the range of £130,000 to £145,000 net of VAT and available grants.

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