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VW Revives The Dune Buggy As An All-Electric 155-Mile Off-Roader

Volkswagen and dune buggies are practically synonymous, even though the brand didn’t actually create the original — that distinction goes to Bruce F. Meyers and his crew. Still, it couldn’t have been done without the Beetle as a starting point. Now, decades later VW is reviving the iconic beach cruiser. And this time they’re doing it themselves with some interesting, modern technologies.

Originally unveiled as a rendered concept at the beginning of this year, the real-life build is shockingly spot-on when compared to the initial design — and that’s a very good thing. Now, however, we’ve finally gotten a look at the performance specs. As promised, this mini off-roader is built upon an all-electric powertrain that’s good for 201 horsepower and 228 foot-pounds of torque. More impressively, it also boasts a range of 155 miles-per-charge, which promises tons of fun to be had. To pair with its adventure-ready, roofless styling, it also gets an interior done up in waterproof materials, a digital instrument cluster, and aluminum underbelly protection to ensure you can handle any terrain. It still remains to be seen if Volkswagen will put this brilliant concept into production.

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