Iconic Meyers Manx buggy is back & now it’s electric
Meyers Manx dune buggy is a small recreational vehicle. The primary use of these buggies in the 1970s is desert racing. The Californian engineer Bruce Meyers designed and manufactured these vehicles. The new Meyers Manx 2.0 electric buggy is a new product from Meyers Manx Inc.
Furthermore, these buggies became front runners in dune racing braking records. They gained immediate popularity. The new buggy retains the original look and feel. The buggy continues its heritage without compromising on the technology of the modern world. So, it’s a combination of retro styling and modern design. It’s a symbol of fun, simplicity, and purity.
The company will be manufacturing only fifty vehicles in the first batch. It will then collaborate with users for feedback and refine the product according to input.
The company wants to keep the same footprint of the original vehicle from a dimensions point of view. Therefore, the headlights will be very similar. In addition, as per as chassis is concerned, Meyers Manx 2.0 features all aluminum Monocoque. Design-wise it has an evident classic styling with a premium finishing touch.
Furthermore, LED lights and bluish-tinged interiors look slightly modern, and this arrangement tries to connect with modern design aesthetics.
Meyers Manx 2.0 electric buggy specifications
First of all, the Manx 2.0 electric buggy will come with two battery packs. The 20 kWh base model and 40 kWh optional version. The base model will cover 150 miles on a single charge, and the 40 kWh version will cover 300 miles.
In addition, every Meyers Manx 2.0 electric buggy will come with two electric motors on the rear wheels. The specs sheet is scarce currently, but the 40 kWh version will produce 202 Hp with 240 pound-feet Torque. This will be enough to go from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Furthermore, Manx 2.0 electric will have a 6kW onboard charging system. The DC fast charging will be provided as an option. The front and rear disc brakes come standard. The vehicle will also feature electric power steering and an electric emergency brake. The curb weight of the base model is 1500 pounds, and the version with a big battery pack weights1650 pounds.
In conclusion, the Meyers Manx 2.0 electric buggy will refresh 50 years old lifestyle in the modern world. But does it stand out in contemporary society? Time will tell.
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