New MG sports car previewed ahead of unveil


Bear in mind the MG Cyberster idea from final yr? If not universally liked by PHers – ‘Yuck! No thanks’ was the fifth remark – the Cyberster did present an fascinating change of tact for MG. As a result of whereas electrical and electrified SUVs can promote in massive numbers (and, comparatively talking, MG’s choices appear to do alright), a sports activities automotive can work wonders for model notion. Particularly if, as the unique press launch claimed, the Cyberster would do 500 miles on a cost and hit 60mph in three seconds. Plus that well-known octagonal badge has loads of sports activities automotive heritage to commerce on… 

That’s precisely what MG is aiming at with this newest teaser for its new sports activities automotive, a social media preview titled ‘Return of the legend’. So a well-known nameplate appears possible, be that B, C, TF or comparable. Encouragingly, too, there’s a lot to be seen on this newest automotive to make it as dramatic because the idea. See the scissor doorways, rear mild bar, massive wheels and yoke steering wheel for the two-seat cabin. Plus, after all, quite extra Union Jack references than is admittedly comfy.  

The manufacturing model is anticipated to share its underpinnings with the MG 4 hatch, due later this yr as the primary automotive on SAIC’s new Modular Scalable Platform. And whereas its preliminary utility isn’t precisely sporting, there’s a lot in regards to the platform – 50:50 weight distribution, a slim battery to drop the motive force and the centre of gravity decrease – that bodes effectively for a two-seater. Moreover, although the 4 is just anticipated to be provided with both a 51kWh/169hp or 64kWh/204hp powertrain, the Cyberster is probably going to make use of the extra highly effective of these two RWD setups in addition to a dual-motor, four-wheel drive association. Which will surely guarantee sports activities automotive efficiency, although fairly the place the five hundred miles of vary comes from isn’t clear but.  

Anyway, let’s not be down on the Cyberster simply but. We’ve been clamouring for an fascinating and fascinating electrical automobile, one designed for fanatics however with out the £2m price ticket, for ages, and it appears to be like like MG would possibly simply be the one to ship it first. With the 4 due by the tip of this yr, regardless of the Cyberster turns into is about for a launch in 2023. It already appears to be like like an EV to be intrigued by. 


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