MG has revealed its racy EX4 concept car shortly before its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.
After releasing some shadowy teasers earlier this month, the company has turned on the lights and given us a better look at the electric hot hatch, which pays homage to the iconic MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car from the 1980s.
It’s based on the MG 4 XPower, which will also make its in-person debut at Goodwood alongside the Cyberster, and shares the hatch’s dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain with 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
MG claims to have designed the EX4 concept in London, with a livery designed specifically for Goodwood.
The teasers show some outlandish body add-ons including a front splitter, wider wheel arches, and an enormous rear wing.
While the EX4 is just a concept, the regular MG 4 XPower is “under strong consideration” to join the Australia line-up closer to the MG 4’s launch in the second half of 2023.
As noted above, the MG 4 XPower’s dual-motor all-wheel drive setup produces 320kW and 600Nm. It features torque vectoring and a launch mode that allows the car to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The MG 4 XPower has a “comphensive series of suspension upgrades”, including recalibrated spring and damper tuning, stiffer anti-roll bars, and sharper steering. Overall suspension stiffness is claimed to be up 25 per cent.
There are “subtle” exterior tweaks including orange XPower brake calipers, a two-tone black roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, and polished trim highlights. There’s also an exclusive Racing Green exterior paint option.
It’s not the only high-performance MG coming.
Initially revealed a few months ago, the MG Cyberster will be a rival to the likes of the upcoming electric Porsche Boxster.
The Cyberster is confirmed to be coming to Australia, though the local division hasn’t announced a date of when it will be arriving.
MG has yet to release any technical details about the Cyberster, though a Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology filing filled in some blanks.
It lists a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain with 213kW, as well as a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain boasting a front-axle motor with 150kW and a rear-axle motor with 250kW.
Top speed is 193km/h in the single-motor variant and 200km/h in the dual-motor version.
MG engineers have confirmed the Cyberster will offer a 0-100km/h sprint time of as little as 2.6 seconds.
It’s unclear just how large the lithium-ion battery pack is in the Cyberster, or what kind of range it offers.