Meyers Manx reimagines dune buggy as the retro-modern Resorter NEV

Meyers Manx Resorter NEV
The Resorter NEV offers seating for four, features a removable roof, and is equipped with a four-wheel independent wishbone suspension. Images © Meyers Manx

The Meyers Manx dune buggy, an enduring icon of beach culture and off-road adventure, has taken another evolutionary leap. After the introduction of its electric variant last year at the Quail event during Monterey Car Week, Meyers Manx has returned to the same stage with a new offering—The Resorter. This new model, designed for leisurely, localized travel, comes with features uniquely tailored to casual outings and tourist excursions.

The Resorter is developed in conjunction with the forthcoming Manx 2.0, an electric dune buggy with performance capabilities meant for more than just neighborhood commuting. Both vehicles share several key components, but The Resorter is classified as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV). Its dual motors are electronically limited to a speed of 25 mph (40 km/h), making it ideal for short-distance, low-speed travel.

While Meyers Manx remains somewhat secretive about the vehicle’s detailed performance figures, they have teased that The Resorter NEV will offer “class-leading torque, range, and acceleration.” One of its notable features is regenerative braking, which allows the vehicle to feed energy back into its Li-ion pouch-cell batteries. The aluminum monocoque chassis bears the signature Manx-style bodywork, which has bench seating for two in the rear and bucket seats for the driver and front passenger.

Comfort and convenience are well-thought-out in The Resorter NEV. The vehicle comes with a detachable canopy, providing relief from sun and rain. Although the display model at Pebble Beach appeared without doors or side and rear windows, Meyers Manx has plans to include zip-down window doors in the final product. In terms of interior amenities, there is an air-conditioning and heating system, along with an “intuitive smart dash.” Additionally, the windshield can fold down, and power steering and LED lighting come standard, enhancing the driving experience.

Meyers Manx Resorter NEV Rear View
The Resorter shares much with the Meyers Manx 2.0 electric dune buggy, but is limited to a top speed of 25 mph.

The vehicle also features four-wheel independent wishbone suspension, intended to manage uneven terrains. Though primarily designed for leisurely drives, the company indicates that it has the capacity to hitch a trailer—potentially useful for ferrying tourists around sunny resorts.

Meyers Manx Resorter NEV Chairman CEO
CEO Freeman Thomas (right) and Company Chairman Phillip Sarofim stand alongside the Resorter NEV.

As for the cost, Meyers Manx is accepting a $500 deposit for The Resorter NEV, with a base price of $49,000. If you’re interested in its performance-oriented sibling, the Manx 2.0, that model starts at $74,000. While a production timeline has not been shared, these price points offer a glimpse into what potential buyers might expect in terms of investment for these distinct but related electric vehicles.

Meyers Manx Resorter NEV Specs
Meyers Manx remains guarded on full specs, hinting only at “class-leading torque, range, and acceleration” for the Resorter NEV.

Source: Meyers Manx