The MG Cyberster EV was first unveiled as a concept in March 2021. Since then the vehicle has been in news on & off in the international motoring press. Now for the first time, the images of an undisguised example have surfaced on the internet giving us our best look yet at the electric sports car that will launch later this year.
The photo that has been circulating in Chinese social media was believed to be taken at an MG facility in China and shows the roadster with its canvas hood retracted into the body to reveal the roll hoops mounted behind the two seats. Interior images reveal a yoke-style steering wheel mounted below a wide digital instrument panel, with a second digital display on the center console.
The vehicle was penned by a team at the MG Advanced Design Center in London, which took cues from the classic MGB Roadster from the 1960s. As seen in teasers shared earlier, the MG Cyberster will get aggressive headlights and a pronounced bumper and front grille with a particularly intriguing shape.
The rear end gets wide and racy arrow-shaped LED lights, on top of which is a full-width light bar that extends vertically toward the extreme ends. The vehicle will also come equipped with scissor doors.
MG Cyberster EV
According to information, entry-level versions will feature a single electric motor and rear-wheel drive, however, a high-performance dual-motor powertrain will also be offered. For context, the 168 hp single-motor MG4 EV goes from 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds, but a dual-motor, all-wheel drive version with 443 hp which does that in less than 4 seconds is claimed to be in the works.
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The MG Cyberster might make an appearance at this year’s Shanghai Auto Show and is expected to be formally launched towards the end of this year starting from China as well as Europe.
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