MG Cyber GTS unveiled and it’s a hard top version of the Cyberster sports car

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MG this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. Now owned by SAIC the MG brand today premiered its new MG Cyber GTS concept at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed. As speculated in an earlier version of this article the car has now been confirmed as a hardtop version of the MG Cyberster.

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The MG Cyber GTS is a 2 door coupe that at the front largely carries over the design of the MG Cyberster. The headlights and air intake design seem identical to the MG Cyberster with aerodynamic elements and large air vents on both sides to enhance heat dissipation. At the bottom is a meshed grille.

Chinese media are pointing out that the car looks quite similar to a Porsche 911 with its low body and wide rear wheel arches. This comparison is also probably likely due to the strongly sloping rear roof line down towards a duck-tail-like end. Certainly, the Cyber GTS has a more streamlined look than the convertible Cyberster. Already sporty-looking wheels are enhanced by red brake calipers and the car inherits the thick haunches of the Cyberster for a muscular look.

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These haunches thanks to the sloping roofline and duck tail look more integrated into the design than on the convertible. The rear features the distinctive tail lights of the Cyberster along with the diffuser below.

Although MG is referring to this car as a concept, judging from the traditional side view mirrors rather than cameras we should expect that this car is destined for production and likely sooner rather than later. Autohome forecasts a release for the MG Cyber GTS in 2025, to us a release this year to take advantage of the anniversary would make more marketing sense.

From the pictures so far released it is difficult to tell whether the doors are conventional or scissor doors. Autohome claims that the Cyber GTS will feature scissor doors, but this may only be a feature on top-spec versions.

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Given that the MG Cyber GTS is a hard top version of the MG Cyberster we can expect that the powertrain will be very similar. The MG Cyberstar (see specs) is available in both single and dual-motor versions. For the single motor version, there is a choice between a 231 and 250 kW motor on the rear axle both of which deliver peak torque of 475 Nm. The dual-motor version retains the 250 kW motor on the rear axle and adds an additional 150 kW motor to the front axle which has two 250 Nm of torque. Acceleration time for the single-motor versions is 4.9 seconds, while for the dual-motor, it is 3.2 seconds.

As an entry-level car, the 231 kW single motor version of the Cyberster gets a smaller battery with 64 kWh capacity whereas all other versions use a 77 kWh battery pack. Ranges for the single-motor version are 501 and 580 km depending on the size of the battery pack. Meanwhile, the dual motor has a CLTC range of 520 km.

Although the MG Cyberster channels the two-door drop-top MGs of yesteryear, it is not a small car and measures in at 4535, 1913, and 1329 mm (l/w/h) with a wheelbase of 2690 mm.

The 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed opens today July 11 and runs until Sunday, July 14. Goodwood Festival of Speed is described as the world’s largest automotive garden party and is held at Goodwood House in West Sussex in the UK. It was first held in 1993 and has become a favorite event for luxury and performance car producers to unveil new products.

Updated: this article was updated to reflect the actual release information of the Cyber GTS. An earlier version of the article speculated that the car was a hard top version of the Cyberster which we now know to be the actual case.

Sources: Autohome, Fast Technology, Autohome

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