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MG Cyberster Concept, 2-door electric roadster revealed in renderings

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Chinese state-owned British automotive marquee ‘MG’ short for Morris Garages has revealed its latest electric concept car called ‘Cyberster’. The design images of the MG Cyberster Concept have been released by SAIC, MG’s parent company and the two-door electric roadster concept could be scheduled to be premiered at one of China’s premium Auto show’s. 

As of now, the images are artistic renderings that demonstrate the company’s technical prowess and ability to produce sports cars as it did in the past such as the MG-B the predecessor to the MG-F and MG-TF, the company last mid-engined rear-wheel-drive two-door roadster. 

In terms of design and styling, the Cyberster Concept features a long bonnet with a low sloping front fascia close to the ground giving the car aerodynamic advantages & a low stance, swept-back almond-shaped headlamps, illuminated MG badge on the front, multilayered front apron with aero winglets, illuminated door stripes, speed tail-styled rear with a sharp rake, peripheral LED tail lamps, arrow-shaped turn indicators, illuminated MG logo at the back, rounded wheel arches, short overhangs, aero inlets behind the driver and passenger seats, rollover hoops etc.

Though interior pictures have not been revealed yet and details on the interiors are scarce at the moment, nevertheless, it will be safe to hypothesize that the car is likely to feature contoured sports seats, sporty steering wheel design and as the name suggests advanced futuristic multiple touch panels, cockpit-style driver-oriented controls, 5G connected features and level 3 autonomous driving capability. 

Though powertrain details have not been revealed, speculations are that the MG Cyberster Concept could feature high-powered electric motors, one on each wheel and high capacity lithium-ion battery pack integrated into the floor to keep the centre of gravity low and allow more space inside the cabin. 

The MG Cyberster Concept is likely to be unveiled in flesh at one of China’s prestigious Automotive expositions but it is unlikely that the brand will put the Cyberster into series production. Having said that, the brand is likely to borrow technical features from the Cyberster into its future production cars and the Cyberster Concept could be a good platform to showcase the brand’s advancements in technology.