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MG Cyberster Red Top Edition hits showrooms in China

The MG Cyberster Red Top Edition hit the showrooms in China after its initial announcement back in January. It is offered priced at 365,800 yuan (50,900 USD). It has the same specifications as the top trim Cyberster AWD 520. The 6,000 yuan premium price tag brings a unique pearl-white body paired with a vibrant red convertible roof made from imported custom fabric giving the MG Cyberster a retro appearance.

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It pays tribute to MG classic sports cars: MG-A (1956), MG-B (1967), and MG Magnette (1958) also released in the same color scheme. The initial release of the Red Top Edition comprises 100 units.

Unlike other convertible sports cars, besides being fully electric, the MG Cyberster’s roof can be opened/closed in 10 seconds when driven, as long as the car is traveling below 50 km/h. Also, its scissor doors have not been used in sports cars in the same category. Weighing in at around two tonnes the Cyberster uses Brembo brakes with four-piston fixed calipers and a robust roll bar, ensuring safety measures for its occupants.

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The Cyberster’s chassis tuning is handled by the Italian DANISI team, previously associated with the F1 Ferrari team. The dimensions of the Cyberster are 4,534/1,913/1,329 mm, and with a wheelbase of 2,690mm, the Cyberster stands notably larger than its main competitor, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Cyberster achieves a weight distribution of 49:51 weight ratio with a drag coefficient of 0.269cd. It has low center of gravity height of 440mm, coupled with front double wishbone and rear multi-link independent suspensions.

Underneath its nostalgic exterior, the Cyberster Red Top Edition maintains the mechanical specifications of the top trim Cyberster AWD 520. This model includes a front permanent magnet synchronous motor generating up to 150 kW of power, along with a rear motor producing 250 kW. With a combined power output of 400 kW, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. It is equipped with a 77 kWh battery, offering a CLTC range of 520 km.

As MG’s heritage, the Cyberster continues its classic design elements, with a distinctive side profile and a cockpit featuring Nappa leather seats and a carbon fiber central panel. Above the steering wheel, you will find an instrument cluster that consists of three LCD panels assembling a video game envirmoent. It has a Bose sound system. The cockpit is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip which is lagging behind other manufacturers. At half the cost of the Cyberster, the Leapmotor C10 uses a more advanced chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 chip, offering a smoother and faster user experience. It is one thing we like to see an update on the Cyberster.

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MG traces its roots back to Oxford, England, where it was established in 1924. Over the years, the brand transitioned and is now under the ownership of SAIC Motor Corporation. MG Cyberster made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2023. MG officially announced that it will take over from Porsche as the ‘Central Display Partner’ (the main sponsor) of the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The MG Cyberster achieved sales of 676 units within its first 100 days of its release in China, making it one of the best selling sports car for three consecutive months. In 2023, MG’s global sales reached 840,000 vehicles, earning recognition from users in over 100 countries and regions. In 2024, as MG celebrates its 100th anniversary, the brand aims to challenge the goal of 1 million global sales, celebrating MG’s birthday with 1 million vehicles.

Source: Autohome

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