MG has hinted at a return to its sports activities automotive roots for years however now it appears to be like prefer it’s lastly occurring.
The British marque on Monday launched a teaser video displaying a convertible sports activities automotive with related proportions to the Mazda MX-5 Miata and what would possibly probably be a yoke-style steering wheel.
In an announcement accompanying the video, MG mentioned: “The return of the legend. Take a look at the tease for our MG sports activities automotive.”
The sports activities automotive proven within the video matches up with the design featured in patent drawings that surfaced in June. In each circumstances, there are clear influences from MG’s Cyberster roadster idea proven in 2021.
Alleged patent drawings for MG electrical sports activities automotive
Apparently, the Cyberster featured an electrical powertrain, and that is additionally anticipated to be the case for the sports activities automotive which is at present anticipated to begin gross sales round 2024, in markets the place MG operates. Sadly the U.S. is not one among them.
The Cyberster idea was claimed to be able to sprinting to 60 mph from relaxation in underneath 3.0 seconds and masking a spread of 500 miles on a cost. It is doubtless the specs for any manufacturing model will probably be toned down, similar to the idea’s styling.
MG Cyberster idea – 2021 Shanghai auto present
MG in July revealed a modular platform for electrical autos, which the corporate mentioned was able to supporting sports activities vehicles. It is doubtless the brand new platform, often known as the MSP (Modular Scalable Platform), will underpin the upcoming sports activities automotive.