The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is a really cool new model.

The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is a really cool new model.

This electric dune buggy can reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a range of up to 300 miles.

One of the most recognisable automobiles ever built is the Meyers Manx dune buggy, which was invented by Bruce Meyers in 1964 and is based on a Volkswagen. The Meyers Manx firm, which produced the buggy until 1971 and was reestablished in 2000, has created several legitimate variations throughout the years in addition to various knockoffs and kit vehicles. Venture entrepreneur Phillip Sarofim bought the firm in 2020, and on Monday it debuted its first entirely new product: The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric.

As you can probably infer from the name, the Manx 2.0 is Meyers Manx’s first entirely new car in in 60 years, and it is entirely electric. Importantly, the new buggy is still a Manx, but Freeman Thomas, who created vehicles like the original Audi TT, Panoz Roadster, and Volkswagen New Beetle, has given it some rad cosmetic changes. The body’s fender flares have been gently modified, and the new intake at the front mimics the design of the brush guard.

The Manx’s bottom tub design does a great job of concealing the battery and other new parts. The Manx 2.0 has the exposed engine of the standard Manx covered by a solid bumper and new oval LED taillights at the back. A smart new hardtop is there, and the inside features a straightforward dashboard with a large speedometer in a spherical vintage design and stylish lighting.

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Every Manx 2.0 model has two electric motors located at the rear, one of which drives a wheel. The brakes, gearbox, inverter, and motor are all included in a single unit. The buggy has an electric power steering system, independent rear suspension, disc brakes at all four corners with regenerative braking, and an electronic emergency brake.

The standard arrangement uses a 20 kilowatt-hour battery pack with a 150 mile range,While the additional 40 kWh battery provides a 300 mile range. The 40-kWh Manx has 202 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque and can accelerate to 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds, according to Meyers Manx, which hasn’t provided performance details for the basic model. The Manx comes standard with a 6-kW internal charger, and DC fast charging up to 60-kW will be an optional feature.

According to Meyers Manx, the first 50 Manx 2.0 units will be shipped to consumers in 2023 as a part of the Meyers Manx Beta programme, where owners will support the development team by providing input on the vehicles. The business will collaborate with an unidentified American manufacturer to create the Manx 2.0 in California, and full production will start there in 2024.

Pricing has not yet been disclosed, but following the vehicle’s official unveiling on August 19 at Monterey Car Week, interested buyers may submit presale applications.Oh, and if you’re worried that an entrepreneur will buy this legendary business and revamp it, you shouldn’t worry. The Lancia Stratos Zero, the Isdera Commendatore 112i, and the freshly restored Aston Martin Bulldog are just a few of Sarofim’s insanely unique automotive collection.

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