Here we go, the first look at the MG Cyberster concept car that is due to be unveiled in a few weeks. I will be there first one to tell you that I absolutely hate April Fools jokes, especially fake news stories on April 1st, so let me assure you that this is not one. This does actually appear to be the real thing, especially since it was actually drafted by MG a few days ago.
Set to debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show later this month, the Cyberster – developed by the team at the MG Advanced Design Centre in London – is a two-door, two-seater sports car recalling the brand’s tradition, drawing a number of styling cues from the classic MGB Roadster.
It features classic round MG headlights, coupled with a slim grille design, along with interactive ‘Magic Eye’ headlights that open when switched on.
Other striking details of the MG Cyberster are the ‘laser belt’ LED strip down the side of the car and the outline of the door, which follows the direction of the LED strip.
Its powerful sports car profile has a distinct two-stage shoulder line, with a flattened ‘kamm tail’ rear. The tail lamps are of LED construction and are integrated flat into the rear of the car, projecting a digital image that echoes MG’s British heritage.
Carl Gotham, Director of SAIC Design Advanced London, said:
The Cyberster is a bold statement that looks strongly into MG’s future, touching on our heritage but more importantly building on our cutting edge technology and advanced design. Sports cars are the lifeblood of the MG DNA and Cyberster is a hugely exciting concept for us.
The Cyberster’s intelligent all-electric architecture will enable an EV range of 800km (500 miles) and deliver a 0-100km/h time (0-62mph) of less than three seconds. It will also feature 5G interconnectivity.
More information on the Cyberster will be revealed when the model is shown at the Shanghai Motor Show (April 21-28, 2021).
MG currently offers three plug-in models in the UK – the established MG ZS EV, the game-changing All New MG5 EV, and MG HS Plug-in, all backed up by MG’s 7-year warranty and fast-developing dealer network. Its UK Advanced Design HQ employs over 40 designers.
Note: Press release courtesy of MG Motor UK Limited.