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Nissan GT-R Cabrio by NEC

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The guys at Newport Convertible Engineering announced their beheading project based on the Nissan GT-R. Based on their previous works dropping the top of Acura TL, Range Rover, and Porsche Cayenne, we were expecting this to be another hideous, pointless, and utterly stupid thing. But it’s rather a nice transformation actually.

This time, it seems, Newport Convertible Engineering has got it spot on. The Nissan GT-R Cabrio they’ve made looks kind of nicer than the real thing. It’s not really a surprise, because unlike the cars NCE usually picks for their treatment, the GT-R is a coupe and therefore half way there to become a convertible. It has two doors, frameless windows, and no B Pillar to worry about.

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Judging by the design proposals NCE has released, there are three version of the Nissan GT-R Cabrio available to order. There is the base model, which is a plain roadster with no roll bars or anything. Then there is the mid-range version with a fixed roll-bar like that of the new Porsche Targa, and a range-topper that features two exquisite speedster-like humps.

We’re not sure about the effect chopping the roof off will have on the GT-R’s handling, but we are fairly certain those effects are not going to be positive. In fact, when you remove the roof of a hardtop, there is a 50-50 chance the car might split clean in half!

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