Meet the MG Cyber GTS, the electric Cyberster sports car that could rival Porsche’s 911


Meet the MG Cyber GTS, the electric Cyberster sports car that could rival Porsche’s 911

The new MG Cyber GTS charged up the show at the 2024 Goodwood Festival on Thursday. MG unveiled its new two-door electric sports car, a hardtop variant of its Cybster EV. In China, the new EV is already being compared to Porsche’s iconic 911.

After the Goodwood Festival of Speed officially kicked off on Thursday, July 11, several new electric models made their first appearance.

One of the most notable is the new MG Cyber GTS. Deputy Chief Designer at SAIC Motor (which now owns MG), Shao Jingfeng, detailed it as a “two-door, four-seat hardtop sports car with flaming red lips.”

As part of the brand’s 100-year anniversary, the Cyber GTS is a hardtop version of its Cybster roadster. MG launched its Cyberster electric sports car last November, and it’s poised to hit overseas markets this summer.

The all-electric Cyberster fuses the “iconic roadster heritage” with modern design. Although the new Cyber GTS is a concept, it’s expected to go into production and could be aimed at overseas markets.

MG’s new hardtop EV sports car is influenced by the MGC GTS Sebring race car. It also has design elements from the Cyberster, including similar air intakes and headlights.

MG Cyber GTS (Source: Shao Jingfeng)

MG unveils new Cyber GTS electric sports car

However, unlike the Cyberster, the new Cyber GTS is a “real 2+2,” MG’s advanced design chief, Carl Gotham, explained.

Chinese media is already comparing MG’s new hardtop electric sports car to Porsche’s 911. With a low-riding profile, aggressive wheel arches, and wide backside, you can see the similarities.

MG’s new Cyber GTS (Source: Shao Jingfeng)

The Cyber Cube platform, which underpins the Cyberster, can support a hardtop model, according to MG. MG’s electric sports car is available in China in three trims, priced from $44,000 (RMB 319,800) to $50,000 (RMB 359,800).

MG offers the Cyberster in single-motor and dual-motor options. The single-motor models feature 231 kW and 250 kW power, respectively.

MG’s new Cyber GTS (Source: Shao Jingfeng)

The most expensive, dual-motor trim adds an additional 150 kW electric motor on the front with the 250 kW rear motor. With up to 400 kW output, the dual-motor Cyberster can sprint from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds.

Powered by a 64 kWh battery, the base Cyberster model gets up to 311 miles (501 km) CLTC range. The 150 kW motor trim features a bigger 77 kWh battery, good for up to 360 mi (580 km) CLTC range. MG’s dual-motor model gets up to 323 miles (520 km).

MG’s new Cyber GTS (Source: Shao Jingfeng)

Although MG has yet to officially reveal specs for its new Cyber GTS, it is expected to be closely related to the Cyberster.

With the 60-year celebration of the MGB GT in 2025, the EV sports coupe could come as soon as next year. Check back for more info on MG’s new hardtop electric sports car.

What do you guys think about MG’s new Cyber GTS? Would you buy one for around $50,000? Let us know in the comments.

Source: CarNewsChina, Goodwood FOS

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