THE MG CYBERSTER IS A BEAUT THAT SHOULD SPARK NEW INTEREST IN THE UK AUTOMAKER
While most people think of the UK town of Birmingham when MG cars is the topic of conversation, the brand is actually owned by SAIC, China's largest state-owned automaker, and has been for around 15 years now. It makes sense then that the official unveiling of the latest and most advanced MG, the Cyberster, took place at the 2023 Auto Shanghai show ahead of its release into the UK and European markets in 2024. It’s highly unlikely the car will reach the US market because we all know what good friends China and the US are. The Cyberster is a 2-seater roadster that harks back to the company’s heyday when its roadsters were popular the world over, but this new roadster is a sign of the times and employs the latest technologies, components and materials. The Cyberster is a fully-electric sportscar that ticks all the right boxes making it a great option for those wanting a modern roadster with all the right curves in all the right places along with some decent power and great performance. Carl Gotham (coolest name!), Advanced Design Director of the company’s Marylebone design studio in London, comments: “Our intention was to create a completely new roadster ready for a new generation of sportscar drivers and which opens a bold and compelling new chapter for MG. The focus for Cyberster was to create a design that was respectful of the brand’s illustrious past and to bring back that sporting bloodline, while also being absolutely clear that it should be modern and forward-facing like the MG of today, completely in-tune with the rapid transition to electric vehicles.”
The Cyberster’s styling pays homage to the MG roadsters of the past and features a distinctive long bonnet, low nose and curvaceous surfaces, but there’s been much modernisation and so the car features scissor doors and Kammback rear design (Kammback design features a roofline that tapers downward toward the rear before cutting abruptly). The MG Cyberster will be available in two configurations, one sees fitment of a single electric motor powering the rear wheels and it is rumoured to have around 230 kW on tap, while the other will have a dual electric motor setup to drive the front and rear wheels respectively to create a 400 kW variant. Guy Pigounakis, MG Motor UK’s Commercial Director, comments: “This is the perfect time to introduce an MG that completely reconnects with our performance DNA and is designed to enthral the driver on every level. MG is all set for an electric, sporting future and it is the perfect way to start celebrating our 100th anniversary.” If all goes well then the new MG Cyberster will go on sale in the 2nd quarter of 2024. Now we just need to wait for some hands-on testing to see if the package is as good as it looks.
Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing the latest slice of awesomeness to come out of the British automaker's factory, a car that should see new interest in the brand thanks to the brilliant styling, specs and use of new modern technologies resulting in a rather serious all-electric open top sportscar: MG Cyberster | 2024 All-Electric Sports Car | MG Motor Europe
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