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April 2, 2021

Is MG Going to Build a Sportscar to Rival the Mazda MX-5?

The MG brand has made a comeback with crossovers and SUVs such as the MG ZS, but historically, they are known for two-seat sportscars such as the MGB. It’s a history they’re about to re-explore with their newest concept car: the MG Cyberster.

Developed by the MG Advanced Design Center in London, the MG Cyberster is a two-door, two-seater sportscar that recalls classic MG roadsters of the past.

The concept features classic round MG headlights, coupled with a slim grille design, along with interactive ‘Magic Eye’ headlights that open when switched on.

Other striking details of the MG Cyberster are the ‘laser belt’ LED strip down the side of the car and the outline of the door, which follows the direction of the LED strip.

Its powerful sports car profile has a distinct two-stage shoulder line, with a flattened ‘kamm tail’ rear. The tail lamps are of LED construction and are integrated flat into the rear of the car, projecting a digital image that echoes MG’s British heritage.

The Cyberster’s all-electric architecture will enable an EV range of 800 kilometers and deliver a 0 to 100km/h time of less than three seconds. It will also feature 5G interconnectivity.

In the past, MG has categorically denied wanting to get back into producing two-seater, open-top sportscars citing low volumes. However, with the strong push towards electrification they might be changing their mind (hopefully).

More information on the Cyberster will be revealed when the model is shown at the Shanghai Motor Show in April.

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