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The dunes become lively.
Meyers Manx The makers of the original dune buggyhave announced an all-new electric version coming in 2023.
The company was sold to a venture capital firm. Trousdale Ventures had plans to reinvigorate with a new product just months before its founder Bruce Meyer passed away last year.
The new model is called the Myers Manx 2.0 Electric and was penned by famed automotive designer Freeman Thomas. Freeman Thomas was appointed CEO of the company, previously Volkswagen where he was responsible for designing the New Beetle.
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The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is a new battery powered dune buggy. (Meyers Manx)
But not a modified VW this time. Adopted a custom aluminum monocoque chassis with rear-wheel drive and two-seater.
Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric designed by VW New Beetle it was done. Designer Freeman Thomas. (Meyers Manx)
Full technical specs have not been revealed, but it will be offered in two battery sizes. A 20 kWh pack suitable for 150 miles of travel and a 40 kWh pack that allows him to cover 300 miles between charges.
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The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric offers a range of 150 miles and 300 miles on a single charge. (Myers Manx)
The relatively long range offered by such a small pack is partially due to the vehicle's light weight. It is possible. 1,500 to 1,650 lbs.
Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric has rear wheels Driven and removable roof. (Meyers Manx)
The motor that comes with the larger pack is rated at 202 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, which the company says is acceptable Accelerates to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Pricing has not yet been announced and the company has not disclosed how the vehicles will be classified legally, but buyers have agreed to provide feedback before the full plans to offer 50 beta models for sale next year. Production will start in 2024. The
Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric will be unveiled to the general public on August 19th at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, CA.
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Gary Gastelu is his FoxNews.com auto editor covering the auto industry and racing @foxnewsautos