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Dramatic electric concept shows future direction of MG; promises 500-mile range, 0-62mph in sub-3.0secs
James Attwood, digital editor
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9 April 2021

MG has shown its bold new Cyberster sports car concept in full ahead of its official debut at the Shanghai motor show. 

The electric two-door roadster is intended as a "vision of the future", previewing technology and design cues used by upcoming MG models, while making nods to some of the historically British brand's past models - including the venerable MG B launched in 1962.

A product of MG parent company SAIC's London design centre, the radical Cyberster was styled with an emphasis on aerodynamic efficiency; headline features include its sizeable front air duct, 'kamm tail' flat rear end and 'hacker blade' wheel designs. The rear deck is dominated by a pair of air-channeling butresses, which also house the floating head rests for the 'Zero Gravity' seats. 

MG has yet to release full technical details of the Cyberster but says that it's based on a bespoke EV architecture and will offer a range of 497 miles and a 0-62mph time of less than 3.0sec. It will also feature 5G connectivity.

The Cyberster has round ‘Magic Eye’ LED headlights, inspired by those of classic MG models, that ‘open’ when switched on. There are also bold ‘laser belt’ LED strips down the sides of the car, while the flattened rear end features an LED light design that contains elements of the Union Jack flag. 

Carl Gotham, the head of the design centre, said the Cybester 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”.

Further details of the Cyberster will be given when the car is displayed at the Shanghai motor show on 21 April.

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BigMitch 10 April 2021

It's just not good. The back bears zero relationship to the front and there are elements that are incredibly fussy. I love the idea of MG returning a 2 seater to the market but this has student design all over it. 

The people who worked on this lack experience in executing exterior designs.

Nickktod 9 April 2021

The fundamental shape and concept look like they might be on to something, but too much concept car fluff to really tell for sure and the specs seem optimistic at best, how much would a battery giving 500 miles range weigh/cost? An affordable 2 seat EV sports car would be great though so perhaps without the OTT detailing and with a more realistic technical spec this might be successful. 

Chris C 9 April 2021

Sorry lads, the Icon was oddball, the E-motion was brilliant but this IMO is just plain rubbish.

How on earth did it get from a sketch to an actual physical fullsize model before anyone pointed out that it makes no practical sense?

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