2024 Meyers Manx 2.0: The (Electrified) Return of an Icon

This looks epic!

Freeman Thomas, who designed the Volkswagen New Beetle (among others) created the 2024 Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric.

The history of the Meyers Manx, which was rocky to say the least, was carefully honored when Freeman Thomas penned the 2024 Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric. It looks totally production ready, even though the vehicle pictured is a one-off development mule. The proportions are tidy, with a stance that looks Baja-ready. As a matter of fact, the original Meyers Manx has an impressive history at the Baja. It did remarkably well during the early days of NORRA .

The original Meyers Manx was based on a shortened Volkswagen Beetle pan, featuring a mix of suspension, and drive upgrades. The main feature was the lightweight fibreglass tub, which made the dune buggy truly unique. This setup allowed for a very lightweight vehicle, which had a better power-to-weight ratio than many off-road vehicles of the time.

The 2024 Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is a proper modern interpretation.

There are only a few details made public, and very little information about suppliers.

You have the option of two battery packs, one 20 kWh and one 40 kWh. The base battery is supposed to give you a 150-mile maximum range. The 40 kWh is estimated up to 300 miles range. The vehicle is supposed to weigh between 1,500 and 1,650 pounds, depending on the battey. A 6-kW Level 2 onboard charger comes standard. It appears that a 60 kW DC Fast charging capability will be optional.

The 40-kWh model is expected to make 202 horsepower and approximately 240 lb-ft of torque. They did not release the numbers for the 20-kWh battery, but most expect it to be a bit slower. The bigger battery model is expected to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

We suspect that the overall on and off-road performance of this electric Manx will be much better than the original. The swing arm rear suspension from the past is gone, replaced with a multi-link setup. The front suspension is an independent setup, and the stance looks a lot like the later (original) Manx models.

It has a one-piece, carbon-fiber removable roof. The interior is sparce, with only a central digital display that looks retro-cool.

Be a Beta Tester for the Manx Meyers 2.0 Electric!

Pricing has not been announced, and we are only expecting a few to hit the road next year; however, some of you could get your hands on one earlier. The car’s public debut at The Quail show on Friday, August 19, during Monterey Car Week. If you are super excited and want to drive one, you might be in luck. You can register here for the chance to be a beta tester of the 2024 Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric!

Deliveries are expected to begin in calendar year 2024.