Η Meyers Manx παρουσίασε πρόσφατα το νέο της πρωτότυπο, το Manx V. Εμπνευσμένο από το αρχικό μοντέλο, το Manx V, φορά ένα σωληνωτό σασί, ζάντες 17″ και 18″ και σώμα από σύνθετα υλικά. Μηχανικά φορά έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα απόδοσης 62 kW (84 ίππων) ο οποίος τροφοδοτείται από μια μπαταρία LifeMnPO4 10 kWh. Ζυγίζει 779 κιλά, με το πρωτότυπο να έχει τελική ταχύτητα 100 χλμ/ώρα. Η εταιρία θέλει να το περάσει στη παραγωγή μέσα σε σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα, αλλά δεν αναφέρει το πότε.
MANX V: POWERED BY REV-TEC, IT’S THE MANX FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Newport Beach, CA, May 8, 2014 – The Manx is one of the world’s most iconic vehicles. Name another car that looks as contemporary today as it did 50 years ago.
It’s a design that transcends time and borders. It’s as beloved in Europe, Australia and the Middle East as it is in all of the Americas.
And it’s ageless in its appeal. Five years old or 95, there is no generation gap with a Manx.
It’s simple in its elegance and elegant in its simplicity.
A perfect blending of form and function.
And it sprang from the creative genius of one incredibly talented individual: Bruce Meyers.
The prototype electric Manx unveiled today is one of several energy-saving and environmentally friendly models Rev-TEC and Meyers Manx will introduce in the near future.
We call them the Manx Vs. All will be powered by Rev-TEC.
They are the right vehicles for today . . . and tomorrow.
Every Manx V will exude typical Meyers Manx hug-me styling. Pure, simple, emotional, lovable, functional.
While some Manx V models will fit the definition of kit car, most will fit the category of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV).
In most states an NEV is defined as a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV). It can be legally driven at speeds up to 25 mph on public roads with speed limits no higher than 35 mph. In a few states those speed limits are 35 mph and 45 mph, respectively.
To qualify as an NEV, Manx V models will have to pass specific Federal and State regulations.
About Rev-TEC Corp
Rev-Tec Corp is a Business Development Company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada that is focused on the design, development and deployment of energy-efficient and environmentally conscious infrastructure support technologies. We design, develop, manufacture, market and distribute application specific battery/energy storage systems utilizing Rev-TEC’s proprietary technologies and intellectual property in large lithium-ion cells and battery systems. Each system is specifically designed to out-perform the respective industry standard with regards to performance, safety and cost efficiency. Rev-TEC also manufactures task-oriented electric vehicles.
About Meyers Manx
B.F. Meyers & Co., first based in Newport Beach, CA, was established in 1964 with the completion of Old Red, the first-ever fiberglass dune buggy. After only 12 of these monocoques were produced, Bruce Meyers changed the format to use the Volkswagen Beetle floorpan for its sub-structure. The Meyers Tow’d, Manx SR and Manx 2 rounded out the menu of the companies offerings. Bruce Meyers left the company in 1970 and the company ceased operations in 1971.
In 1999, Bruce and Winnie Meyers reopened this fiberglass kit car company under the name of Meyers Manx Inc. Headquartered in Valley Center, CA, it opened with an offering of the Classic Manx, signature series of 100. Bruce & Winnie Meyers started the International “Manx Club” in 1994. Today, the club boasts over 4,300 members and was turned over to its members in 2008. Meyers Manx Inc. now offers the Manxter 2+2, Manxter DualSport, Kick-Out Traditional and Kick-Out S.S. for a widespread menu of kit cars to build. For more information please visit .
On the weekend of May 3-4, 2014, Old Red was recognized by the HVA (Historic Vehicle Association), as the second automobile to be inducted into a permanent archive of significant historic vehicles within the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and a separate, newly created National Historic Vehicle Register, through a collaboration with the US Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Heritage Documentation Programs and the Library of Congress. For more information, please visit www.historicvehicle.org and YouTube.com: ThisCarMattersFilms.