MG Cyberster Electric Roadster

MG Cyberster, a convertible sports car that ushers in a new market sector. MG Cyberster – designed in its London studio and brought to production readiness courtesy of the financial and logistical clout of Chinese parent company SAIC.

Dramatic supercar-style scissor doors, an electric powertrain capable of 0-62mph in 5.0 seconds and a predicted range of 300-plus miles, the two-seater is due on sale in 2024 for under £45,000.

The full-size Cyberster model unveiled in MG’s London studio keeps all the design cues often associated with a well-proportioned sportscar

A gently forward -sloping long bonnet, cab- rearward stance and a truncated rear.

The Cyberster’s height low – only 25mm higher than its contemporary, combustion-engined BMW Z4 rival – despite having to package a sizeable set of batteries between its two axles.

Extra height has been ‘hidden’ via a few visual design tricks too, most notably in the black-coloured bodywork band running along the window line before widening as it wraps around the rear of the car.

The modern take on this classic vehicle typology, although a full-rim steering wheel with a likely altered driver display will also be options. Shown as an electrically-powered soft-top, the Cyberster may spawn a hardtop version in time too.

The Cyberster’s 2024 on-sale year is also significant, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the start of the marque

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