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New MG Cyberster EV sports car goes on sale in the UK from £54,995

MG Cyberster is one of the first EV roadsters in the UK, top spec models get 496bhp

  • New all-electric two-seater sports car
  • Prices start from £54,995
  • Now available to order in the UK

The MG Cyberster has now gone on sale in the UK, arriving as one of the world’s first two-seater electric sports cars. Prices start from a hair under £55,000, increasing to around £60,000 for the most powerful, dual-motor model.

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The Cyberster currently sits in a class of one in the two-seater, open-top EV market. The original Tesla Roadster of 2008 was the pioneer – paving the way for the American EV giant we know today – but the MG Cyberster is the first to bring the formula to the mass market. It follows a string of electric cars from the brand, including the MG4 and MG5, both of which have sold well in the UK thanks to their impressive value for money. At £55k, the Cyberster certainly isn’t cheap, but you’ll struggle to find this level of open-top performance elsewhere for less.

What do I need to know about the MG Cyberster?

We’ve already had the chance to drive a Cyberster at the international launch in October last year, but we’ll recap the important details for those who aren’t in the know. First things first, it’s a two-seater convertible designed to evoke the spirit of MG’s sports cars from the twentieth century, but this time with electric power only.

It’s offered in two configurations – Trophy and GT – with single-motor and dual-motor setups respectively. Trophy serves as the entry point, costing £54,995 and delivering 335bhp through the rear wheels. That’s enough power to launch the roadster from 0-62mph in five seconds flat – roughly on par with a Porsche 718 Boxster S.

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For an extra £5,000, you can upgrade to the GT model, which adds another electric motor to the front axle and bumps the total power output to 496bhp. Thanks to four-wheel drive and that extra slug of power, the 0-62mph drops to a blistering 3.2 seconds. That’s half a second quicker than a BMW M4 Convertible.

Whichever model you pick, you get a 77kWh battery and DC rapid charging at speeds up to 150kW. Range differs slightly between the two – the Trophy manages up to 316 miles and the GT, 276 miles – but both get the same sleek, curvaceous styling that really looks like nothing else on the road at the moment.

The Cyberster has even managed the rare feat of carrying over its crazy ‘scissor doors’ from the concept car through to production. Pull the handle and they lift up and out, much like those found in very expensive Italian machinery.

How much does the MG Cyberster cost and when can I buy one?

As we mentioned earlier, the MG Cyberster Trophy starts from £54,995, while the dual-motor Cyberster GT costs £59,995. UK buyers can place an order now and MG says the first models will hit our roads by August this year.

Find out which electric cars we like the most by reading our top 10 list of the best on sale today…

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