MG has released images and information on the Cyberster; a new concept which points towards the company’s return to the open-top, two-seat sports car market.
It’s the first time we’ve seen an open-top roadster from MG since the TF. It’s also the second pure-electric sports car concept launched by MG in the last few years, following on from the E-Motion Coupe that the SAIC-owned brand first revealed in 2017.
The Cyberster will make its debut at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show later this month, with MG previously hinting that it could put the car into production. The firm says it is “exploring the possibilities of a future sports car” with the concept, the specifics of which will be confirmed at the show.
MG says the concept was designed as a “nod to the MGB Roadster of yesteryear.” However, the firm is treating the Cyberster as more than a trip down memory lane. So while some styling elements have been retained from the MGB (such as the long bonnet, short tail and round headlamps), the rest of the concept is littered with futuristic design cues.
The Cyberster is certain to use a completely different electric drivetrain to MG’s production vehicles, potentially inheriting the same twin-motor four-wheel-drive system from the E-Motion concept, along with its modular electric vehicle platform.