A STRIKING two-seat electric sports car with a range of up to 500 miles is to be revealed by MG as its vision of the future.
The Cyberster has been developed by the MG Advanced Design Centre in London as a concept and will be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show later in April.
The company, now owned by Chinese auto giant SAIC which is based in Shanghai - says the Cybserster is a two-door, two-seater sports car that recalls the brand's tradition, drawing a number of styling cues from the classic MGB Roadster of the 1960s and 70s.
It features classic round MG headlights, coupled with a slim grille design, along with interactive ‘Magic Eye' headlights that open when switched on.
Other details of the MG Cyberster are the 'laser belt' LED strip down the side of the car and the outline of the door, which follows the direction of the LED strip.
Its powerful sports car profile has a distinct two-stage shoulder line, with a flattened ‘kamm tail' rear.
The tail lamps are of LED construction and are integrated flat into the rear of the car, projecting a digital image that echoes MG's British heritage.
Carl Gotham, director of SAIC Design Advanced London, said: "The Cyberster is a bold statement that looks strongly into MG's future, touching on our heritage but more importantly building on our cutting edge technology and advanced design.
"Sports cars are the lifeblood of the MG DNA and Cyberster is a hugely exciting concept for us."
The Cyberster's intelligent all-electric architecture will enable an EV range of 500 miles and deliver a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds. It will also feature 5G interconnectivity.
More information on the Cyberster will be revealed when the model is shown at the Shanghai Motor Show which runs from April 21-28.
MG currently has three plug-in models in the UK - the MG ZS EV, the MG5 EV and MG HS Plug-in.