The MG Cyberster, the British automaker's first electric sports vehicle, had its global debut today at the Shanghai Auto Show. The Cyberster pays tribute to the British automaker's history by featuring a zero-emission motor capable of producing up to 536 horsepower. The Cyberster, thankfully, will be accessible outside of China, with a market debut in continental Europe and the United Kingdom scheduled for the summer of 2024, making it an exciting addition to the electric sports car market.
Although the actual version of the MG Cyberster has toned down some of the design elements from its 2021 concept, it still appears extremely athletic and exotic. The official photographs show the Cyberster's Lamborghini-style scissor doors, which make a striking statement and add to the roadster's distinct personality. The muscular nose and bumper intakes, fender-mounted headlamps, and 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels add to the car's athletic appearance. The muscled-up fenders contribute to the car's powerful appearance, completing the Cyberster's eye-catching aesthetic appeal.
The MG Cyberster profile shot shows some of the roadster's primary design components, such as the retractable fabric top in operation and the black-finished rear deck with the MG symbol. While the business has yet to provide many photographs of the 'Kammback' tail, the characteristic LED tail lights positioned in the intakes and the double diffuser are visible.
The red-themed two-seater cabin boasts a curved digital display and touch-sensitive controls on the driver-oriented center console, lending the vehicle a futuristic vibe.
According to Carl Gotham, Advanced Design Director of MG's Marylebone design studio, the new Cyberster represents the start of a "new chapter" for the company. He emphasized the significance of maintaining the brand's rich tradition while pushing the boundaries of the current design.
While MG has yet to release official specifications for the Cyberster, previous documents from China's MIIT provide information about the impending roadster. The Cyberster is 4,535 mm (178.5 inches) long, 1,913 mm (75.3 inches) broad, and 1,329 mm (52.3 inches) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,690 mm (105.9 inches) and a weight of 1,850 kg (4,079 pounds), according to these papers.
The Cyberster will be offered in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD variants, with 310 horsepower (231 kW / 314 PS) and 536 hp (400 kW / 544 PS) power outputs, respectively. The energy will be supplied by a lithium-ion battery pack made by parent firm SAIC, the precise capacity of which is unknown.
The Cyberster is projected to deliver outstanding performance and acceleration with these unprecedented power levels, while specifics on the car's range and other performance measures have yet to be released. More details will likely be unveiled during the Shanghai Auto Show, which begins tomorrow, so stay tuned for developments.