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.
The company says that the all-electric architecture will enable an approximate EV range of 800km (500 miles) and deliver a 0-100km/h time (0-62mph) of less than three seconds, while the body will be designed to enhance aerodynamic performance.
The exterior design has intriguing features such as the classic round MG headlights, coupled with a slim grille design, along with interactive ‘Magic Eye’ headlights that open when switched on. The MG Cyberster also has a ‘laser belt' LED strip down the side of the car and the outline of the door, which follows the direction of the LED strip.
The interior also looks very futuristic as the “digital fibre” theme adopts a driver-centric layout, with a separated cockpit for driver and passenger and a large-sized LED instrument cluster with a second central screen. The Cyberster is also equipped with MG’s ‘Zero Gravity’ seats that have floating head restraints, while the door panels and red leather handles reflect the ‘laser belt’ that runs down the car’s exterior.
The Cyberster is something truly unique for the company as it will connect the past of MG with its all-electric future, according to Carl Gotham, Director of SAIC Design Advanced London.
“The Cyberster is a bold statement that looks strongly into MG’s future, touching on our heritage but more importantly building on our technology and advanced design,” he said. “Cyberster is a hugely exciting concept for us.”
More information on the Cyberster will be revealed when the model is shown at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 21-28, 2021.