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The new MG Cyberster redefines the roadster for an electrified age

MG Cyberster

A new kind of roadster

A legendary roadster returns, electrified for our times. With the new Cyberster, MG has incorporated all the family genes from a century of building sports cars and remixed that soul for a new generation. From its show-stopping scissor doors to its advanced electric powertrain, the Cyberster breaks convention, offering up to 536bhp with as much as 310 miles* of range on a single charge of its battery. Read on to find out why once again, MG has redefined the roadster.

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A state of the art drive

The Cyberster is powered by a choice of two new electric powertrains. For the Trophy model, a single electric motor is placed on the rear axle, providing 335bhp and 475Nm of torque in a rear-wheel drive configuration. Power for the motor is drawn from a 77kW lithium ion battery, which can be recharged in just 38 mins when using a public rapid charger.**

The GT model uses the same electric motor on the rear axle as the Trophy, but combines it with another on the front axle to provide four-wheel drive. It develops as much as 536bhp, with a staggering 725Nm of torque. Both models offer sensational performance, with the 0-62mph sprint being dispatched in 5.0- and 3.2-seconds respectively, promising an exhilarating drive.

MG Cyberster - rear

There are four individual driver modes - Comfort, Custom, Sport and Track - allowing the driver to tailor the Cyberster to their mood, and the road they’re driving on. Paddles mounted behind the steering wheel provide the opportunity to select from three different levels of regenerative braking via the electric motors, and as you would expect, the Cyberster features a powerful braking setup designed in conjunction with brake specialists Brembo. 

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MG’s London-based design team played its part in the initial stages of shaping the car, while the chassis of the Cyberster has been honed during an 18-month performance and handling development programme run from MG’s UK engineering centre in Longbridge, Birmingham, with particular emphasis on achieving the perfect setup for UK roads. This integrated approach has helped to maintain the heritage of the MG brand as well as creating a new generation of engineers and associated specialists here in the UK.

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A design that makes the right statement

The new MG Cyberster embodies the spirit of performance that has been woven through a century of MG car making history. Sleek, dynamic and overtly sporting, it’s given a spectacular edge by the inclusion of ‘scissor’ doors that open out and upwards in the style of a genuine supercar. The fabric roof is electrically powered, and can be opened and closed in just 15 seconds, and at speeds up to 30mph. 

MG Cyberster - interior

On the inside, the wraparound cockpit is dominated by a central 10.25-inch driver display, flanked by twin seven-inch screens for further information, while at the centre of the fascia, set lower down, is a colour touchscreen that allows you to operate the dual zone climate control system. Both the driver and passenger sit on supremely comfortable and supportive six-way, electrically adjustable heated sports seats, with a memory function and powered lumbar adjustment.

As you would expect of a premium product, an extensive range of infotainment features are included as standard, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, DAB and voice recognition, a 360-degree parking camera and twin USB ports on the equipment list. Moreover, an extensive suite of driver assistance features is provided via MG Pilot, with additional active safety systems that seek to help manage the prevailing traffic conditions.

Configure your own Cyberster

The configurator for the new MG Cyberster is now live, with first deliveries due this summer. So why not head to the MG website (mgcyberster.co.uk) and start designing your ultimate roadster: there are five colours to choose from, and two shades for the fabric roof, too. Create your Cyberster today, and make a real statement about who you are.

*Range figures are comparative estimates under test conditions and may vary with accessories, weather, driving style, and load 

**When charging from 10-80% using a 150kW rapid public charger

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