MG’s Cyberster concept draws inspiration from the classic MGB Roadster, the car everyone associates with the name — if not the company itself.

The stunning all-electric Cyberster is set to make an entrance later this month at the Shanghai motor show.

Developed at the MG Advanced Design Centre in London, it is claimed the all-electric architecture will deliver a range of 800km and a 0-100km/h time of less than 3.0 seconds.

Cyberster is a two-door, two-seat electric sports concept that with new hi-tech features, such as an interactive gaming cockpit and 5G connectivity.

While the body is designed to enhance aerodynamic performance, the classic MG-style grille also serves as an air duct to ensure airflow over the chassis.

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

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A striking feature is 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, accentuated by unusual ‘hacker blade’ alloy wheels.

The tail lights 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 “digital fibre” interior design theme adopts a driver-centric layout, with a separated cockpit for driver and passenger and a large-sized LED instrument cluster with a second central screen.

The screen ahead of the driver presents all of the key vehicle information in a modern minimalist style, while the central display houses more interactive features.

MG’s ‘Zero Gravity’ seats have floating head restraints, while the door panels and red leather handles reflect the ‘laser belt’ that runs down the side.

MG is of course no longer a British company, but owned by the Chinese.


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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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