MG announced plans to put its daring new Cyberster roadster into production in a post on Chinese social media site WeChat.
The post, made by the design division of MG SAIC’s parent company, confirms that the company has received “over 5,000” registrations to its established “MG CyberCUBE” crowdfunding platform to determine if the Cyberster will be produced. boost production for some markets, possibly including the UK.
At the opening of the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show on April 21, MG said he would monitor interest in the new two-seater with a target of 5,000 registrations by July 31.
Each of the MG CyberCUBE registrations received by MG is combined with a 1000 RMB (£ 111) “share” deposit. It allows crowdfunding participants to contribute to the development of the cyberster, according to MG.
The two-door electric roadster is intended as a ‘vision of the future’, giving an insight into the technology and design cues used by upcoming MG models, while also giving a nod to some of the brand’s past models. historically British – including the venerable MG B launched in 1962. The production version will feature heavily toned down design elements, but will stay true to the overall concept.
A product of parent company MG SAIC’s London design center, the Radical Cyberster was designed with an emphasis on aerodynamic efficiency; key features include its large front air duct, flat “kamm tail” rear end and “hacker blade” wheels. The rear deck is dominated by a pair of air-ducted butresses, which also house the floating headrests for the “ Zero Gravity ” seats.
MG has yet to release full technical details of the Cyberster, but says it is based on a bespoke EV architecture and will deliver 497 miles of range and 0-62mph time of under 3.0 seconds. It will also feature 5G connectivity.
The Cyberster has round “ Magic Eye ” LED headlights, inspired by those of classic MG models, which “ pop open ” when turned on. There are also bold LED “ laser belt ” strips on the sides of the car, while the flattened rear features an LED lighting design that contains elements of the Union Jack flag.
Carl Gotham, Head of the Design Center, said the Cybester is “a bold statement that looks strongly at the future of MG, touching on our heritage but most importantly building on our cutting edge technology and advanced design”.
Additional reporting by Greg Kable.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-07 11:38:21