The long-awaited MGC has already been spotted for the first time during its development tests. This model, whose design will be based on the main lines of the MG Cyberster Concept prototype, will be a two-seater convertible called to compete against the Mazda MX-5… with the particularity that the Anglo-Chinese sports car will be 100% electric.
Conceived as MG’s flagship, the MGC will be tasked with strengthening the brand’s image in Europe, connecting it with its British roots, and establishing its philosophy as a manufacturer of affordable sports cars. For this reason, its aesthetics will have some nods to the MGB of the 60s and 70s, although its direct predecessors will be the MG F and MG TF of the 90s and 2000s.
Its launch will take place in 2024, coinciding with the company’s centenary. Although its presentation is scheduled for next year, the truth is that thanks to official advances and the leaking of a series of renders from the European Patent Office, the final design of the car are almost completely known.
The vehicle will have a relatively long bonnet, a cabin set back over the rear axle, and arrow-shaped taillights inspired by the Union Jack, the UK’s national flag. Its hood, electrically operated, will be canvas. Curiously, there will be no lack of futuristic elements such as a yoke-type steering wheel and scissor-opening doors.
The MG Cyberster will launch in 2024
Everything indicates that the MG Cyberster will use the MSP (“Modular Scalable Platform”) platform already seen in the MG4, a compact that has been applauded by the specialized press due to its outstanding dynamic behavior. With those credentials, the MGC is likely to be a very fun car.
The MSP platform integrates the thinnest batteries on the market (11 centimeters high); In addition, the MG4 boasts a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Elements such as the double-pinion steering and the multi-link rear suspension should also be highlighted. Thanks to the use of two engines, in its most powerful version (X-Power) it will be around 428 hp (315 kW).
If it is finally related to the MG4, the MG Cyberster will use a module-free CTP ( Cell to Pack ) pack with 77 kWh capacity; however, it may eventually use more capable batteries. Its autonomy will exceed 500 km WLTP and it will be able to complete 0-100 km/h in about 3 seconds, while its price will probably be less than 50,000 euros.