MG Cyberster electric speedster unveiled ahead of Shanghai Motor Show debut
MG claims the striking electric two-seater will be capable of 500 miles of range and a sub-three-second 0-62mph time
MG has unveiled the Cyberster, its two-seat electric sports-car concept, in full ahead of its official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later in April. The Cyberster has been confirmed to be electric, with MG claiming a potential 500 miles of range and a 0-62mph time of under three seconds. However, specifics on number of motors and battery size remain unwraps.
MG's London design studio SAIC Design has only provided us with glimpses of the low-slung speedster for months until now, posting on social media. The Cyberster remains a concept for the moment, although the possibility of a 'halo' MG sports-car model entering production cannot be ruled out.
Carl Gotham, director of SAIC Design in London, said: “Cyberster is a hugely exciting concept for us. The Cyberster is a bold statement that looks strongly into MG’s future, touching on our heritage but more importantly building on our technology and advanced design."
Without any of the smoke and lightning of the concept art, we can finally see how different the Cyberster is to anything in MG’s current line-up or heritage. Overall, the styling does have similarities to the classic MGB Roadster, but it does also resemble the current Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop.
Its roll hoops and a sloping rear deck reminiscent of the Porsche 911 Speedster, as well as being influenced by the recent crop of exclusive speedsters from Aston Martin and McLaren, the influence of which you can see in the sharp nose, ultra-thin headlights and aggressive splitter enveloping much of the front of the car.
The rear features Union Flag brake lights and a full-width tail-light, which sits above the Cyberster's rear diffuser. The rear looks to be far taller than the front, with simpler Kammback design.
New interior renderings of the MG Cyberster reveal a cockpit-style interior, with a steep windscreen and yoke steering wheel with touch pads. The driver and passenger are separated by a 'spine' that runs through the centre of the cockpit, featuring a large infotainment screen angled towards the driver.
The second screen is a curved drivers display, and as you can see the screen will also display the view from the side mirrors, which, like in the Honda e and Audi e-tron, have been replaced by cameras for improved aerodynamics. MG has promised more details will follow ahead of the Cyberster debut in the metal at the Shanghai Motor Show on 21 April.
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