What’s The Best Remake?
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?