Journal: What’s The Best Remake?

What’s The Best Remake?

By Michael Banovsky
December 11, 2015

No, your eyes don’t deceive you: this is an all-electric, open-air French beach car called the E-Mehari, from Citroën. It boasts specs, even these days, that make it a bit faster than the original gasoline-powered car, albeit with far less outright range.

Specs? 124 miles in city driving, with a top speed of 68 mph and recharge time as fast as eight hours. Waterproof interior, too—just the thing for your next weekend of partying in Ibiza.

Though many period electric cars exist, this is one of the first to be relaunched in the namesake of an originally gasoline-powered car. 

It got me thinking: what’s the best remake of a car, anyway? Is it when something is reborn in the spirit of the original, arguably the case with the Fiat 124 and here with the E-Mehari? Or is it when a successor supersedes the originals, arguably the case with the new Ford GT?

What remake would you put in your garage?

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1 year ago

Raise awareness of isolation and self-isolation upon returning from epidemic areas to limit the spread of covid-19 to the community. paper io 2

2 years ago
Carlos Ferreira
Carlos Ferreira(@sketchtank)
2 years ago

Fiat did a pretty stellar job with the 500

2 years ago

Surprised not to see a mention of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. All the driving pleasure of a classic British roadster with none of the maintenance hassles.

Carlos Ferreira
Carlos Ferreira(@sketchtank)
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmyjet

Very true, except that as good as the original Miata was, it was an unabashed copy of a Lotus Elan, not a modern reinterpretation of a previous Mazda.

Gonzalo Vazquez
Gonzalo Vazquez(@gonzalo_vazquez)
3 years ago

A Beetle.

5 years ago

Honda N-One

Jordan B
Jordan B(@jb0143)
6 years ago

1. 2008- Dodge Challenger
2. 2005-2006 Ford GT
3. 2011-2014 Ford Mustang

Nikos Galousis
Nikos Galousis(@fb_1162866062)
6 years ago

Andrew are there more details about the revived Fiat Jolly? It looks very nice!

Otávio Tucunduva Mattana
Otávio Tucunduva Mattana(@fb_534472363)
6 years ago

Besides not being a huge fan of the americans, the Dodge Challenger for me honours perfectly it’s heritage and original design.

Andrew Sneath
Andrew Sneath(@andrewsneath)
6 years ago

Check out our JollE at the We are reviving the Fait Jolly 600 but with a fully composite chassis and electric drive. What do you think?

Jordan B
Jordan B(@jb0143)
6 years ago