2024 MG Cyberster: Prices, specs and release date

  • MG Cyberster is a two-seat EV sports car
  • First new two-seat MG sports car since the 1990s MGF and 2000s MG TF
  • Top-spec dual-motor version will have 544PS
  • Summer 2024 UK launch targeted - prices still to be confirmed but could start upwards of £50,000

The bold new MG Cyberster two-seat electric sports car has starred at the 2024 Geneva Motor Show, ahead of the car’s UK release in the summer. 

The first two-seat MG sports car since the 1990s MGF and 2000s MG TF classic roadsters, the new MG Cyberster is a production-ready version of the bold MG Cyberster concept revealed in 2021. The firm has honoured its pledge to make it a production-reality in time to celebrate 100 years of the famous MG brand. 

The new MG Cyberster arrives to take on a tantalising range of electric sports car rivals, including the Tesla Roadster and future Porsche 718 Boxster EV. It will also compete with petrol-powered models such as the BMW Z4 and Mazda MX-5.

2024 MG Cyberster prices and release date

The launch of the new MG Cyberster is almost here. MG Motor UK expects the new MG Cyberster to go on sale in the UK and Europe in the summer of 2024. 

Prices for the new MG Cyberster are yet to be confirmed. Current estimates are for a starting price upwards of £50,000, which would closely match expected prices for the new Porsche Boxster EV. The price of the range-topping model could top £60,000. 

MG Motor UK commercial director Guy Pigounakis said: “This is the perfect time to introduce an MG that completely reconnects with our performance DNA and is designed to enthral the driver on every level. MG is all set for an electric, sporting future and it is the perfect way to start celebrating our 100th anniversary.”

2024 MG Cyberster styling, interior and technology

The new MG Cyberster’s styling follows the classic silhouette of a two-seat sports car. It has a long bonnet, swept-back cabin and short rear overhang. The wheelbase is also long, giving a stretched and elongated appearance. 

While the styling of the new MG Cyberster has been toned down a little from the dramatic concept car, it is still a stylish-looking machine, with sleek curves and a sporty stance. Surprisingly, even the dramatic scissor-style doors have been carried across to the production car. 

The new MG Cyberster has a low bonnet, low nose and lines that gently flow from front to rear. It also has a sharply cut-off tail, which MG calls a Kammback. Bold LED tail lamps are set within it, with a Union Flag-style light pattern. 

The new MG Cyberster has a folding canvas soft-top roof. It will be offered in either black or red. 

As for colours, the new MG Cyberster will be available in bold Dynamic Red, New English White, Camden Grey and Cosmic Silver. A vivid premium paint option called Inca Yellow will also be offered. 

The design of the new MG Cyberster has received input from the MG design studio in Marylebone, London. Advanced design director Carl Gotham said: “Our intention was to create a completely new roadster ready for a new generation of sportscar drivers and which opens a bold and compelling new chapter for MG. 

“The focus for Cyberster was to create a design that was respectful of the brand’s illustrious past and to bring back that sporting bloodline, while also being absolutely clear that it should be modern and forward-facing like the MG of today, completely in-tune with the rapid transition to electric vehicles.”

The two-seat interior of the new MG Cyberster should offer ample space, in contrast to the compact MG two-seaters of old. It will have a driver-focused layout and an exciting cocoon-like feel behind the wheel. 

The new MG Cyberster has “cutting-edge” driver technology, with a large and colourful fully-electronic driver display. A Tesla-style ‘yoke’ steering wheel is likely to be an option, although the launch car uses a regular steering wheel. The new MG Cyberster will have an additional touchscreen display on the centre console, plus a good selection of retro-look buttons to operate the gearshift and other major controls. 

Thanks to the compact electric drivetrain, the new MG Cyberster may offer additional luggage space beneath the bonnet - just as you get ‘two boots’ with a Porsche Boxster - while batteries will be mounted underneath the car.

2024 MG Cyberster battery, performance and range

The new MG Cyberster will be available in two versions, single motor and all-wheel drive dual motor variants. The single-motor version will produce 340PS for 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, itself perfectly impressive performance. 

However, the thrilling dual-motor all-wheel drive new MG Cyberster will boast an incredible 544PS, easily making it the most powerful MG ever. The firm has revealed it will do 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds. 

More technical details, including battery size and expected range, will be revealed nearer to the launch of the new MG Cyberster. 

The new MG Cyberster is quite a large car, measuring 4535mm long, 1913mm wide and 1329mm tall. This is bigger than a Porsche 718 Boxster, and notably larger than a Mazda MX-5. 

As the batteries will be mounted low down in the chassis of the new MG Cyberster, it will boast a particularly low centre of gravity. This will be hugely beneficial to handling – and MG has already proven it knows how to make cars drive in a fun and engaging way with the latest MG 4 EV. 

The prospect of the new MG Cyberster being tuned by the same development team is a tantalising proposition. It will ensure the new MG Cyberster has the exciting dynamics to complement its thrilling styling.

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What is the EV range of the new MG Cyberster?

The original MG Cybester concept was said to have a 500-mile range. The new MG Cybester production car is likely to have a more realistic, but still healthy, 300-mile range.

How fast is the new MG Cyberster?

When the MG Cyberster concept was revealed, bosses spoke of 0-62mph in under 3.0 seconds - and with 545bhp and dual-motor traction in the range-topping model, this seems entirely feasible.

How heavy is the new MG Cyberster?

The days of a sub-one-tonne sports car are long gone. Leaks indicate the MG Cyberster weighs from 1850kg, with the top-spec dual-motor version weighing almost two tonnes.

Ask HJ

Are there any electric convertibles?

Which reasonably priced convertibles are available and are any of them available as electric or hybrid?
The electric/hybrid convertible market is currently pretty limited. If you don't need to carry many passengers, look at the Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio or Fiat 500 Electric Cabrio. There's a Tesla Roadster on its way, but it's likely to be another year or two before it goes on sale in the UK.
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