New MG Cyberster to lead 100 years of MG celebrations at Salon Privé London

19th April 2024
MG Cyberster

The dramatic new MG Cyberster electric sports car will lead celebrations for 100 years of the famous MG brand at this week’s Salon Privé London Royal Hospital Chelsea spectacular, which runs from April 18-20. It will be one of the first public opportunities to officially see the new car up close, ahead of its official market launch this summer.

The new MG Cyberster is the spiritual successor to the famous MGB Roadster of the 1960s. A two-door, two-seater convertible, its all-electric powertrain takes MG into its second century in head-turning style. The Chelsea showcase is particularly fitting as the MG Cyberster was designed just a few miles away, at the firm’s London design centre in Marylebone.

Overseen by chief designer Carl Gotham, the MG Cyberster draws from the company’s heritage with a flourish, with key features including a low nose and distinctive rear haunches, plus ultra-modern touches such as a Kammback tail and striking scissor doors.

The new MG Cyberster will be offered in two guises. Even the single motor version produces a fiery 340PS, for 0-62mph in just 5.2 seconds . The range-topping dual motor all-wheel drive MG Cyberster will produce a ferocious 544PS, for 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds.

The MG Cyberster in dual-motor all-wheel drive guise will easily become the fastest-accelerating, most powerful production car ever to have worn the iconic MG badge.

Even the choice of colours will be evocative. The vivid Dynamic Red launch colour will be joined by New English White – a contemporary interpretation of Old English White – plus Camden Grey and Cosmic Silver. There will also be a premium option, an intense Inca Yellow.

“Like the original MGB Roadster of the 60s, the MG Cyberster is a two-door, two-seater convertible with a design inspired by MG’s sporting history,” said Guy Pigounakis, MG Motor UK commercial director. “However, its fully electric drivetrain and high-tech interior marks a new era for the brand and is a figurehead for the next generation of electric motoring.

“Salon Privé is the perfect setting to introduce the MG Cyberster to a wider audience and allow guests to closer inspect our halo model. We’re looking forward to being part of this prestigious event and joining some of the world’s greatest marques on display.”

Other attractions at Salon Privé London include a tantalising selection of new cars from the world’s finest manufacturers, and a series of themed days that celebrate 50 years of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Magnificent McLarens, a world record parade of Aston Martin Valkyrie with AMV Owners Club and Supercar Saturday in partnership with SCC Private Members club.

The famous Salon Privé London Concours de Vente – where every classic car being judged is for sale – also returns for its third year, showcasing rare cars from some of the world’s finest dealers. This year’s celebrity judges include Yasmin Le Bon, Amanda Stretton, Edd China and James Elliott, who will decide the class winners and the Prix d’Honneur on Friday. On Saturday, the People’s Choice and Pensioner’s Choice will also be decided, and there will be a special public celebration for the Prix d’Honneur winner. Naturally, the traditional Salon Privé lifestyle and luxury will be evident throughout the Royal Hospital Chelsea event, with the best in high-end jewellery, boats, helicopters, food and drink plus plenty more to fascinate its elite guests.