The MG Cyberster electric sports car will be launched in 2023

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MG has confirmed that the MG Cyberster electric sports car concept will be produced in 2023, and that “expectations will be exceeded”, suggesting that the brand is looking to diversify its range of station wagons and practical SUVs.

Guy Pigounakis, Commercial Director of MG Motor UK, said: “In around 18 months the car enthusiasts have been waiting for will be launched. The comments, made at an event in May 2022, point to a late 2023 launch for the revival of the electric MG F.

The new sports car will be inspired by the Cyberster – an electric two-seater concept shown at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2021. MG has claimed a potential range of 500 miles and a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds for the car. However, details on the number of motors and battery size of the production model have not been confirmed.

MG’s London design studio, SAIC Design, had been teasing the low-slung speedster for months, posting various images on social media ahead of its unveiling in China. At the time, Carl Gotham, director of SAIC Design in London, said: “Cyberster is a hugely exciting concept for us. The Cyberster is a bold statement that leans heavily into the future of MG, touching on our heritage but, more importantly, building on our advanced technology and design.”

Without the smoke and flash of concept art, we can see how different the Cyberster is to anything in MG’s current lineup or legacy. Overall, the styling bears similarities to the classic MG B roadster, while resembling the current Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop.

Its roll bars and sloping rear deck are reminiscent of the Porsche 911 Speedster, while being influenced by the recent generation of exclusive speedsters from Aston Martin and McLaren, notably in the pointed nose, ultra-thin headlights and aggressive wraparound splitter a lot of the front of the car.

The rear of the concept features Union Flag brake lights and a full-width taillight, which sits above the Cyberster’s rear diffuser. The rear appears to be much taller than the front, with a simpler Kammback design. It’s unclear at this time if any of these styling cues will be carried over to the production car.

The same goes for the MG Cyberster’s cockpit-style interior, with its steep windscreen and yoke-style steering wheel with touchpads. The driver and passenger are separated by a “spine” that runs through the center of the cockpit, with a large infotainment screen facing the driver.

The second screen is a curved screen for the driver; the screen also displays the view of the side mirrors which, as in the Honda e and Audi e-tron, have been replaced by cameras for better aerodynamics.

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