Newport Convertible Engineering started out in this business chopping off the roof of SUVs like Range Rover and Porsche Cayenne. They gained a name for themselves due to the utter horridness of their products. These days, however, they are more focused on projects that make a bit of sense, and it shows in the number of orders they are receiving.
The American firm announced they have received 100 orders for their finest creation yet, the Tesla Model S Convertible. And they are all placed by the same customer! There is, apparently, a Chinese gentleman who thinks there is a market for the drop-top Tesla, and he wants to dominate it. In his defense, NCE has done a good job of turning the Model S into an open-top car.
Turning a four-door, four-seater into a convertible is a challenge both in terms of design and structure. They are too long and have too many pillars, and they usually end up looking quite dreadful. We’re not sure about the structural rigidity of NCE Model S Cabrio, but it sure is easy on the eyes.
Tesla Model S Convertible by NCE is quite a pricey proposition, as the conversion alone costs $29,000. That is if you want a soft-top. NCE can also supplies a removable hardtop, but that will set you back nearly 50 grand. The production of the 100 convertibles will soon get underway at NCE’s headquarters.