The traditional Meyers Manx has returned as an electrical automobile, however it is not low cost.
Making its debut in California final week throughout 2023 Monterey Automobile Week, the electrical dune buggy, dubbed the Manx 2.0 EV, is priced from $74,000.
That is for a particular Launch Version model that Meyers Manx mentioned will likely be inbuilt restricted numbers, suggesting that higher-volume variations with cheaper price tags could also be obtainable sooner or later.
The corporate additionally confirmed off a long-wheelbase model with 4 seats, dubbed the Resorter NEV. It is priced from $49,000.
The Manx 2.0 EV is the model geared toward efficiency fanatics. The corporate plans to supply base 20-kwh and optionally available 40-kwh battery packs, affording an estimated 150 miles and 300 miles of vary respectively. No matter pack dimension, the Manx 2.0 EV will get two electrical motors, each powering the rear wheels.
Output is not quoted for the 20-kwh model however the 40-kwh model has a claimed 202 hp, or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds.
The Resorter NEV is extra like a glorified golf cart. The NEV within the identify stands for “Neighborhood Electrical Car,” and Meyers Manx mentioned the automobile could have a capped prime pace of simply 25 mph.
Meyers Manx Resorter NEV
Meyers Manx is taking reservations for each variations, which requires a $500 deposit.
The corporate hasn’t mentioned when deliveries will begin however has beforehand hinted that fifty automobiles will likely be delivered to prospects in 2023 as a part of a beta program. Chosen by the corporate, these preliminary prospects will likely be requested to offer suggestions for the ultimate manufacturing mannequin.
As a refresher, the unique Meyers Manx dune buggy was created by Bruce Meyers, marrying a fiberglass physique with a Volkswagen Beetle platform and flat-4 engine. Earlier than his dying in 2021, Meyers offered the corporate to enterprise capitalist Phillip Sarofim and automotive designer Freeman Thomas—whose résumé consists of the VW New Beetle and the unique Audi TT—they usually have labored to deliver the Manx again.