MGB Roadster inspired MG Cyberster concept revealed

MG Cyberster

A longish bow to draw but MG is claiming its new Cyberster concept takes inspiration from the brand’s heritage and particularly the MGB Roadster.

Keen to hear what the Internet thinks about this one, but MG is claiming its Cyberster concept which will be revealed in full at the Shanghai Motor Show, takes inspiration from the MGB Roadster. Maybe it’s the drop top.

Anyway, this thing is an EV which MG claims will have a running range of up to 800km and that it’ll get to 100km/h in less than three seconds. No slouch. But there’s no word on the powertrain yet, I guess we’ll have to wait until the Shanghai Motor Show.

MG Cyberster

Designed by MG’s design team in London, the Cyberster is a “two-door, two-seater sports car recalling the brand’s tradition, drawing a number of styling cues from the classic MGB Roadster while also ushering in new high-tech features, including an interactive gaming cockpit and 5G connectivity,” or so it said in its media statement.

The gigantic grille is a re-working of the MG grille and is claimed to be an air duct that helps channel airflow “over the car’s chassis”. The round headlights are a nod to the past but with a bit of modern bling in that they open with the car is switched on.

MG Cyberster

The interior is typically futuristic with a large LED instrument cluster and separated cockpit for driver and passenger. And ‘Zero Gravity’ seats have floating head restraints.

Carl Gotham, Director of SAIC Design Advanced London, said: “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.

“Cyberster is a hugely exciting concept for us.”

MG Cyberster

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