Meet the new MG Cyber ​​GTS, an electric rival to the Porsche 911

Meet the new MG Cyber ​​GTS, an electric rival to the Porsche 911

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

Later Goodwood Festival of Speed At the launch, which officially started on Thursday, July 11, several new electric models were shown for the first time.

One of the most notable is the new MG Cyber ​​GTS. Shao Jingfeng, Associate Chief Designer at SAIC Motor (now the owner of MG), described it as a “two-door, four-seat hard-top sports car with flame-red lips.”

As part of the brand’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Cyber ​​GTS is a hardtop version of its Cybster roadster. MG launched the Cyberster electric sports car last November and is set to enter overseas markets this summer.

The all-electric Cyberster combines the “iconic roadster heritage” with modern design. Although the new Cyber ​​GTS is a concept, it is expected to enter production and could target overseas markets.

MG’s new hardtop EV sports car is influenced by the MGC GTS Sebring race car and also features 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

But MG’s head of forward design, Carl Gotham, explained that unlike the Cyberster, the new Cyber ​​GTS is a “true 2+2”.

Chinese media are comparing MG’s new hardtop electric sports car to Porsche’s 911. You can see the similarities in its low driving profile, aggressive wheel arches and wide rear end.

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

According to MG, the Cyber ​​Cube platform that underpins the Cyberster can support a hardtop model. MG’s electric sports car is available in three trim levels in China, with prices ranging from $44,000 (RMB 319,800) to $50,000 (RMB 359,800).

MG offers the Cyberster in single- and dual-motor versions, with the single-motor models producing 231 kW and 250 kW respectively.

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

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

Powered by a 64 kWh battery, the base Cyberster model achieves a CLTC range of 311 miles (501 km). The 150 kW motor trim has a larger 77 kWh battery that is good for up to 360 miles (580 km) of CLTC range. The MG’s twin-motor model achieves a range of 323 miles (520 km).

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

While MG has yet to officially reveal the technical specifications of the new Cyber ​​GTS, it is expected to bear a close resemblance to the Cyberster.

With the MGB GT celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2025, the EV sports coupe could arrive next year. Check back for more on MG’s new hardtop electric sports car.

What do you think of 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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