Volkswagen is resurrecting the classic dune buggy as a modern electric car, according to an anonymous source inside the automaker.
The new car is ‘under active consideration’ as a possible addition to the firm’s upcoming range of zero-emission ‘ID’ vehicles, it’s claimed.
It will be inspired by the classic 1960s Meyers Manx dune buggy, which itself was built on an original VW Beetle chassis.
Like the 60’s version, the modern two-seater open-top buggy will feature a freestanding windshield, oversized tires and a roll bar, according to the source.
It comes after news emerged in September that the revitalized Beetle was itself to be axed 80 years after it was first introduced.
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