A pre-production design model of MG’s dramatic new sports car, the Cyberster, has made a first appearance at a special preview event held at the MG Motor UK headquarters in Marylebone, London. Advanced design director Carl Gotham and his Marylebone team – who played a key role in creating the Cyberster – revealed the model for the first time.
Removing the covers, Carl commented: “It is a special moment for all of us who have played a part in designing this unique car. The Cyberster will offer MG customers a striking, all-electric roadster which will be as exciting as MG sports cars of the past.”
MG is producing a brand-new movie that focuses on the design story to commemorate the impending release of the Cyberster. This talk by Carl Gotham describes how his team came up with the idea for the first commercially available all-electric sports automobile.
The unusual styling of the Cyberster, which was conceptualised by Gotham and his fellow designers at MG's design studio in Marylebone, London, is inspired by MG's history. Signature design elements include a recognisable long bonnet, low nose, and curved surfaces. Additionally, the Cyberster will debut some eye-catching new elements like scissor doors and a Kammback rear design.
The two-seater Cyberster marks a keenly anticipated return to sports car production by the MG marque, with the car bringing the story right up to date with a high performance all-electric powertrain and modern cabin featuring an array of advanced driver technology. The Cyberster is scheduled to arrive in the UK and Europe in the summer of 2024 and MG will shortly announce further details of its first public appearance this year.
The MG4 EV returned to the podium last night, securing the ‘Best Electric Car’ title at the 2023 Autocar Awards held at the iconic Silverstone race circuit.
The all-electric hatchback, which debuted in the UK in the fall of 2022, has won a slew of honours and contributed significantly to MG's strong sales growth. Since its launch in September 2022, the MG4 EV has been the second-best-selling electric vehicle in the UK, with over 5,200 customers taking delivery of the vehicle thus far.
Autocar Editor Mark Tisshaw commented:
“MG has become a big hitter in the UK car market with their cars value striking a chord with customers. The MG4 impressed all our judges, but what is most intriguing is that this looks like a sign of things of much to come from MG. But for now, there is no doubt the MG4 is an electric family car that offers impressive spaciousness, driver engagement, rapid charging and range for a very competitive price.”
Guy Pigounakis, MG UK’s Commercial Director, added:
“Receiving an Autocar award is a very significant achievement, and we’d like to thank the expert judging panel for their very positive feedback. There’s certainly much more to come from MG and this includes our recent announcement that we will return to manufacturing sports cars. The Cyberster, a full EV roadster, will arrive in the UK next year and will build on the success of the MG4.”