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MG Cyberster: This electric roadster looks like a Jaguar

Roadsters are a dying breed! Decades ago, there was still a large selection of open two-seaters. At the forefront since the 1950s, the traditional British brand MG, which still had an affordable roadster in its range with the MG F until the mid-2000s. MG has been part of the Chinese company SAIC for several years and now mainly produces electric SUVs, which are also offered in Germany.

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The good news is that MG is going back to its roots and wants to offer a two-seat roadster again in the future. Now patent drawings of what is probably called the Cyberster convertible have appeared, on which the MG shows an amazing resemblance to the Jaguar F-Type, which is not necessarily a bad thing, after all the F-Type is still one of the most beautiful currently available almost ten years after the market launch Roadster!
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The resemblance to the Jaguar F-Type cannot be denied.


A brief look back: At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, MG caused a stir with the Cyberster Concept. The spectacular study of an electric sports car was one of the stars of the fair. The Cyberster impressed with pop-up headlights and a radiator grille based on the MGB. The short overhangs combined with the huge wheels made for a beefy appearance. A roof was simply dispensed with in the study.

Cyberster with typical roadster proportions

Even then it was clear: If the Cyberster goes into series production, it will probably be significantly defused. We now know more, probably much earlier than originally planned, because detailed patent drawings have surfaced.

MG Cyberster patent

Classic proportions in profile. Even with the soft top closed, the Cyberster cuts a fine figure.


The fact that MG is working on an electric roadster is not new information, as the British brand under Chinese leadership had already announced this in May 2020. Almost exactly two years later we can take a closer look at the Cyberster. The patent drawings show that the production version has significantly larger overhangs than the study. Nevertheless, the proportions remain typical roadsters – long bonnet, flat windshield frame and a short tail.

The production version is reminiscent of the Jaguar F-Type

The spectacular headlights of the study give way to conventional lights, the air intake in the front apron remains the same in its basic form. Thanks to the long hood and the narrow headlights, the Cyberster is strongly reminiscent of the Jaguar F-Type, although in terms of size it will be based more on the Mazda MX-5.
MG Cyberster patent

The rear looks very independent on the patent drawings. The taillights look like arrows pointing outwards.


The rear looks independent. The unusual taillights, which look like arrows pointing outwards in the patent images, are particularly striking. During the study, MG said that the taillights should quote the Union Jack.

Will the electric roadster also come to Germany?

There is currently no information about the drive. The concept had four electric motors and was supposed to accelerate to 100 km/h in under three seconds. At the same time, MG promised a range of over 800 kilometers. The production version will probably have significantly less power and start with a smaller battery. Especially because it is said to have leaked that the Cyberster should be offered at an affordable price. Sounds promising, so we can only hope that the electric roadster will also be available in Germany from 2023/2024.

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