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All I want for Christmas is Opel’s electric restomod

The Manta GSe ElektroMOD is all I've been thinking about

All I want for Christmas is Opel’s electric restomod
Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
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Ioanna Lykiardopoulou

Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives. Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives.

This year I’v decided I’m going to ask explicitly what I want for Christmas. And all I want is the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD. Opel unveiled this beauty in May and since then I just can’t stop thinking about it.

I mean, just look at it…

Opel Manta ElektroMOD
Credit: Opel

Yes, I’m sucker for reimagined classic vehicles, and I have to say that Opel has done an amazing job here.

The traditional proportions of the new EV instantly recall the Manta A, the 1970s classic coupe, only now it’s equipped with an electric heart. And coming with a 108 kW electric motor and a 147hp, it’s more powerful than ever. 

Much like the original, the renewed Manta maintains the rear-wheel-drive layout and even keeps the four-speed manual gearbox — how cool is that? 

And still, we get some brand new features that give the vehicle an ultra-modern feeling.

First up, the interior has been redefined. We now have a 2-inch and a 10-inch screen for the instrument panel and infotainment system.  Plus, a Marshall Bluetooth box to handle the driving tunes.

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD
Credit: Opel

And here’s my absolute favorite: the grille of the original Manta is now a digital display, called “Pixel-Vizor.” This way, the car can communicate with the world and “speak” for itself. 

What is it saying, you’re wondering? “I’m on a zero e-emission,” “I’m an ElektroMOD,” “My German heart has been ELEKTRified!” 

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD
Credit: Opel

Pair all these with its neon yellow color and… I’m sold.

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD
Credit: Opel

Unfortunately, Opel isn’t planning to sell the electric Manta — so I’m bringing the big guns and addressing the only person with the ability to make the impossible come true.

Dear Santa, could you please ask your elves to create the ElektroMOD for me? I’ve been really good this year. You can show them the video below to know exactly what to make. 

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