DREAMS COME TRUE AND MIRACLES HAPPEN! Meyers Manx is reinventing the Manx Dune-Buggy! ...and it's a 100% electric BEAST!
Designed by Freeman Thomas (now the CEO of Meyers Manx), beginning in 2023, with 50 Beta vehicles, the electric Manx 2.0 will hit-the-pavement! I've always liked the Manx Dune-Buggy and have for the last few years been slowly and quietly building a parts collection of things for a Meyers Manx Dune Buggy build. I've been heavily researching and working, with my Electrical Engineer son, towards building an electric Manx. It has been done before, with limited success and sketchy aesthetics, so I've been following previous builds, what Michael Bream has been doing at his EV West company, and closely watching PlayTech's adventures with their Tesla Powered Dune-Buggy.
SO, I was beyond excited when Meyers Manx released information about their new, up-and-coming MEYERS MANX 2.0 EV! THIS THING SERIOUSLY ROCKS. It looks like the original Bruce Meyers created Old-Red Manx, but it's now basically a beach, sand, and road rocket! You won't have any problems getting up-to-speed and merging onto the freeway, here.
The new Manx 2.0 will be 8 inches wider, 12 inches longer, and only about 200 pounds heavier than the original Meyers Manx! My 100% restored '66 Beetle weighs almost the same as the Manx 2.0, at a reported weight of only 1650lbs! This beautiful thing, in it's 40kWh configuration, has a range of 300 miles, and will produce from dual electric motors, 202hp at 240 lb-ft torque!!! ...0-60 in 4.5 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!
Check out the rebooted Meyers Manx 2.0 beach-rocket: https://meyersmanx.com/pages/manx-2-0-ev
|SEVERAL MEYERS MANX & BEETLE DIMENSIONS|
|VEHICLE||LENGTH||WIDTH||HEIGHT||WHEEL-BASE||TRACK FRONT||TRACK REAR||MOTOR||POWER HP||TORQUE LB/FT||FUEL||RANGE MILES||WEIGHT LBS|
|MANX 2.0 - 20 kWh||123.5||70.3||53.3||82.0||??.?||??.?||20kWh Electric||???||???||BATTERY LG lithium-ion Pouch3 packs||150||1500|
|MANX 2.0 - 40 kWh||123.5||70.3||53.3||82.0||??.?||??.?||40kWh Electric||202
|240||BATTERY LG lithium-ion Pouch6 packs||300||1650|
|'64 OLD RED||112.0||62.0||57.0||80.0||51.3||est:51.3||1973 (Type 181) 1600, 96.7cuin, 1.5L||46 @ 4000rpm||72 (98NM) @ 2800rpm||Gasoline12.5 gallons||200-300||1420|
|1966 Beetle||160.2||60.6||59.1||94.5||51.4||51.2||1300, 1285cc 78.4cuin 1.3L||50 @ 4600rpm||69 (94 NM) @ 2600rpm||Gasoline12.5 gal||200-300||1665|
|2008 New Beetle||161.1||67.9||59.1||98.8||59.0||59.0||2.5L 5cyl||150 @ 5000rpm||170 @ 3750rpm||Gasoline14.5 gal||290-406 (city/hwy)||3248|