Back in its golden days, MG was a manufacturer making some of the coolest sports cars on the road. More recently, MG has been a tame producer of SUVs, crossovers, and compact cars. However, that is set to change in 2024 with the release of the Cyberster EV.

Revealed at the 2023 Shanghai auto show, MG is returning to its roots with a new electric coupe that pays homage to the old-school roadsters of the 1960s and 1970s. It is a sleek and sexy revival of what the company is best known for. Intriguingly it is an electrified package that is ready for the modern world. It will hit the open road in 2024; here is what's so cool about it.

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The MG Cyberster Is More Powerful Than A Cayman

Dual-motors give the MG Cyberster EV 536 horsepower.
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The last of the MG Midgets were produced in 1980. The last of the MGBs were also produced in 1980. The Midgets topped out at 50 horsepower, and the most powerful MGBs never cracked 150 horsepower. MG has come a long way since then, and with the modern revolution of electric powertrains, the company was able to produce up to 536 horsepower for the Cyberster.

This is thanks to a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain that is powered by MG's MSP modular EV platform. MG hasn't released top speed or acceleration figures yet, so fans will still have to wait to see how quick the Cyberster performance electric car is. What we do know is that the car weighs a whopping 4,376 pounds.

In comparison, a Porsche Cayman GT4 weighs 3,208 pounds and makes 414 horsepower. The Porsche goes from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and tops out at 189 mph. The MG Cyberster weighs over 1,000 pounds more but also has over 100 more horsepower. Perhaps this means they will have similar capabilities.

MG is also making a lower-trim Cyberster that utilizes a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive powertrain that produces a more tame 309 horsepower. This version comes in at 4,078 pounds and is more comparable to a base model Porsche Cayman which weighs 3,040 pounds and makes 300 horsepower. The base Porsche, for reference, goes from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and tops out at 170 mph.

The MG Cyberster Styling Is Sleek And Unique

The MG Cyberster EV is a larger than usual roadster.
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The MG Cyberster is undeniably a beautiful car. Sleek lines, a sporty front end, and a drop-top are all reminiscent of the MGs of old. The Cyberster also has an overhanging front end as well as oval-shaped headlights. In the rear, it has an aggressive diffuser as well as angry arrow-shaped taillights.

Carl Gotham, the advanced design director for MG at their design studio in London, said that they set out to create a design that respected the MGs of old while also moving the brand into the future to attract a new generation of fans. From the first looks at the Cyberster, we think they were successful.

Since we've already done a lot of comparing to the 2023 Porsche Cayman, let's continue by looking at the sizes of the two cars. The Cyberster looks like a small roadster, but its dimensions don't quite fit the bill. It sits at 178.5/75.3/32.3 inches with a wheelbase of 105.9 inches.

That is 7.4 inches longer than the Porsche Cayman. The upper model Cyberster will be equipped with 245/40 R20 wheels on the front and 275/35 R20 wheels on the rear. The base model will get 245/45 R19 wheels on the front and 275/40 R19 wheels on the back.

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The 2024 MG Cyberster Won't Be Available In The US

The 2024 MG Cyberster EV will only be available in markets where MG is already present.
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If you're an American fan of MG, we have bad news for you. It looks like the Cyberster will not be headed to US markets in 2024. MG doesn't plan to expand its production outside where they are already present. With them not selling any of their current vehicles in the US, the Cyberster won't be making the trip either. It's a shame as American fans will be missing out on what looks to be a truly special revival of a beloved brand of sports cars. The new roadster's electric capabilities only add to that excitement.

While we do know what markets the Cyberster will be in, there are still a lot of unknowns surrounding the car. Pricing has not been released yet, along with how many units of the Cyberster EV MG plans to produce. It is important to note that SAIC, China's largest carmaker, controls the manufacturing for nearly every component for MG, meaning production of the Cyberster should be stable and not limited. We can't wait to learn more about the upcoming Cyberster and to see just how quick the MG revival is. For now, we can all admire its beauty from afar while we wait to hear more.