MG Cyberster 2024 Trophy GT

MG Revives Its Sports Car Heritage With The New Cyberster EV

MG was, in its heyday, well-regarded as one of the best makers of sports cars anywhere in the world. Since then though, times have changed, and with the continual decline in the popularity of exciting two-door sports cars, even the revived MG brand has a much more modest line-up. At least… Until now. With the reveal of the MG Cyberster electric sports car, MG aims to bring back the excitement of the MGA and MGB roadsters of the 1960s. With the first UK deliveries planned for August and order books now open, two models will be available.

That’ll be the entry-level Cyberster Trophy for £54,995, featuring a single electric motor. Or, if you need a bit more zest, the flagship Cyberster GT, starting at £59,995, has dual motors and all-wheel drive. When it comes out, it’ll be the most powerful MG production model in its 100-year history. The new MG Cyberster GT is rated to output a whopping 503PS and a monstrous 725Nm of torque. That ought to be enough to sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds. That’ll come at the cost of range though, offering 276 miles of endurance versus 316 miles.

MG Cyberster 2024 Trophy GT

Bringing Back The Vibe Of The ’60s

On that note, the 77kWh battery will be shared between the Cyberster Trophy and GT models, and it’s not like the Trophy isn’t a potent corner-carving machine, either. The Trophy outputs a pretty healthy 340PS of power and 475Nm of torque. That’s nothing to scoff at, and neither is the 0-62mph time of 5.0 seconds, purely rear-wheel driven. You could further fine-tune how it drives with one of four drive modes… Comfort, Custom, Sport, or Track. After over 18 months (and change) of handling development and refinement, it has more than just raw power.

The MG Cyberster’s chassis is made for UK and Continental roads, optimised for comfortable, gentle, but swift cruising. Fitted with Brembo brakes all around, the Cyberster ought to stop you on a dime. In addition, for added lightweight-ness, MG has fitted the Cyberster with a set of lithe 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels, wrapped with bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres. It’ll feature regenerative braking aplenty to recuperate power, but when the battery does run out, with a 150kW DC fast charger, you could top up the Cyberster’s battery in under 40 minutes.

MG Cyberster 2024 Trophy GT

Luxurious And Electrified Grand Touring

For added cool factor, MG has imbued the Cyberster with an eye-catching design. When you want some wind in your hair, the electric folding fabric roof could be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, and up to speeds of 30 mph. On top of that, for a bit of that McLaren feel, it has one of the coolest scissor door designs I’ve seen on any sports car. Once you step inside, the cabin is no less refined and luxurious on the MG Cyberster. Though only a two-seater, you’re flanked with three screens; a 10.25-inch central display, and two 7.0-inch screens.

Alongside cool ambient lighting and an 8-speaker Bose sound system, it certainly sounds like a really nice place to spend time in, as you’re grand touring across Europe. The MG Cyberster has a shockingly sizeable boot too, 249 litres in all; more than enough for a weekend away. Though I’m not really that into electric vehicles (not even the sporty ones) myself, even still, I’ve found it hard to tamper my excitement for the Cyberster. It’s one of the most interesting EVs I’ve seen in a long while, and if it delivers what it promises, I can foresee a bright future for MG.

MG Cyberster 2024 Trophy GT

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