Revive the 60s: Manx Buggy + Airplane Engine

Radial Motion Power: 130hp 3-Cylinder Engine

Undoubtedly, certain people and artifacts will be remembered for their indelible mark in history. This is precisely true of Bruce Meyers, the venerated father of the dune buggy, who has passed away recently. His magnum opus, namely the Meyers Manx, a dune buggy manufactured from the timeless body of a Volkswagen Beetle, ensured he will remain forever esteemed in recollections.

Prior to his demise in 2021 at the ripe age of 94, Meyers had sold his long-standing firm to Trousdale Ventures – a business owned by Philip Sarofim. Last year saw the revitalised company disclosing the Meyers Manx Electric 2.0, regarded as the re-emergence of the renowned dune buggy, which made its emergence back in the 1960s.

Now, Sarofim is back with a different Manx dune buggy powered by a combustion engine; not only any engine, but a 2.0-liter three-cylinder aircraft unit.

Meyers Manx Dune Buggy With Airplane Engine

The popular Manx Dune Buggy is equipped with an engine that is developed and created by Radial Motion, a business which supplies engineering options from Australia and specializes in manufacturing engines for civic, marine, industrial, and defense activies. This company designs V2, V4, as well as V6 models of motors.

In an interview on Jay Leno’s Garage, Sarofim expressed his admiration for the Meyers Manx. He stated that it has played a major part in his automotive excursion. The one featured in the video exhibits the archetypal Meyers Manx buggy flair including aesthetics that would make the dune buggy’s creator swell with pride.

The Manx Dune Buggy presented in the visual contains a 2.0-L triple-cylinder engine that yields 130 ponies and 130 lb-ft of torque. According to Sarofim, this is a downsized rendition and claims it can output up to 300 horsepower on the dyno with its 2.0-liter Radial Motion power unit. Bearing in mind the lightweight 1,600-pound design of the Manx Dune Buggy, dialing down the power makes sense.

At the beginning of this year, the Manx company unveiled their new remodeled set for those who wish to assemble a dune buggy of their own. We are not sure if these kits include an aeroplane engine yet. If that is your preference, Sarofim didn’t reveal the cost in the video clip, so it would be best to get in contact with them directly for that information.

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