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MG returns to sports car roots with Cyberster: Is this the new roadster to take on the Mazda MX-5?

Just three teaser images of the MG Cyberster have been released, but it could preview a new Mazda MX-5 rival.

MG Motor is teasing itslatest concept car, dubbed the Cyberster, which could return the brand to the two-seat convertible sports car segment.

With three shadowy pictures released online, little is currently known about the Cyberster concept, but a sleek styling can be glimpsed with features including a long bonnet, slim headlights and short overhangs.

Powering the Cyberster? MG has not confirmed the exact engine underpinning the concept, but with the artwork depicting electricity shooting out of the wheels, it’s safe to say the roadster will sport a plug-in powertrain.

Online reports are also pointing out 5G connectivity and Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities to well and truly bring MG’s sports car roots to the 21st century.

However, it is clear that the Cyberster is still in the early stages of development, making its production chances and timing still unknown.

This could all be a design study by the SAIC (MG’s parent company) design studio in London – who posted the pictures to their Facebook page – but MG told media at the 2017 Shanghai motor show that it intends to re-enter the two-seat convertible segment with an all-electric model.

MG also showed off the E-motion concept at the same event, which is stylish 2+2 coupe powered by an electric motor that could propel the car from zero to 100km/h in less than four seconds, while the battery is large enough for up to 500km of driving range.