Newport Convertible Engineering-NCE custom convertible will Design & Engineer your Ferrari Testarossa to a Ferrari Testarossa convertible!
Classic Ferrari Testarossa convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering.
The Ferrari Testarossa Convertible was not built by Ferrari, rather it was by done Newport Convertible Engineering.
With coach builders seeing a business case for converting Testarossas into convertibles.
One of these companies was Newport Convertible Engineering in California.
Powered by a 4.9-liter flat-12 engine producing 390 horsepower and 361 lb-ft (489 Nm) of torque,
the Testarossa coupe was able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in 5.2 seconds and reach a
top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
Ferrari Testarossa Spider Conversion has lots going for it. The Ferrari convertible is one of only a handful made, by
Newport Convertible Engineering. It was recently serviced at a Ferrari dealer to provide verification to future owners the
confidence in their purchase. This is a spectacular and ultimate expression of the 1980’s as a live and fast decade.
People’s taste in cars has a way of coming full circle, and vehicles from the 1980s are rapidly changing in value,
and cars from that decade are once again coming back into vogue. Thus this car could be a top notch collectible to buy.
For a Ferrari enthusiast, or even for someone looking for that thrillingly exclusive Ferrari, this could the purchase of a
lifetime for their car collection.
This Testarossa Spyder you can buy, or at least one just like it. Newport Convertible Engineering, in California,
converted this all-black example–with some additional fantasy variations early in 1987.
As with any convertible project he has undertaken, NCE considered limited-production requirements when he
engineered the first example. This open Testarossa has a truly elegant rear deck line, much lower than on the
Agnelli car and complementing the wild rear fender form even better than does the original berlinetta.
When erected, the shape of the canvas top is impressively rakish, giving the whole car an aggressive,
about-to-spring appearance.The glass rear window is in the regular vertical position, but the triangular
extensions at each side make all the difference esthetically.
Because of the angle and length of the existing windshield–it extends almost to the top of the driver’s
head–wind noise is almost nonexistent, even in fully open-air driving.
This Testarossa is probably the first true successor to the Daytona Spyder as no really attractive, fully open
( as opposed to Targa-style) Boxer conversions were made.