Nissan GTR Convertible

Nissan GTR Convertible

Nissan GTR Convertible

Newport Convertible Engineering – NCE will Design and Engineer your Nissan GTR to a Nissan GTR Convertible super sport!
Newport Convertible Engineering is the first US coach builder that designed, and engineered Nissan GTR Convertible!

Newport Convertible engineering is currently the only US coach builder that designs, engineers and will distributes the Nissan GTR Convertibles throughout the world.
Newport Convertible Engineering is an original design manufacturer(ODM) that designs and engineers authentic convertible tops on all brands of automobiles.
NCE has recieved world wide recognition for their original convertible designs, especially on Nissan GTR Convertible.

We offer 3 designs!

For our International clients: You may have your vehicle shipped to our main headquarters in the USA, California.

You may also contact our main branch in the USA for booking your vehicle in our International facilities for convertible conversion either in Spain, Barcelona or UAE, Dubai.

Tel: 011 714 848 0011

GTR Convertible Top Gear


We’ve seen Newport Convertible Engineering’s work before: first when the Californian firm forcibly drop-topped a Range Rover, and thenbeheaded a Porsche Cayenne and added some wood.

NCE does other stuff, of course, but its latest project rather piqued our interest. It’s a convertible Nissan GT-R.

The company recently announced that it plans to produce a limited run of convertible GT-Rs for a global audience, and… well, that’s about all the information we have at this stage.

Judging by the company’s previous work, we imagine it’ll be a rag-top affair rather than a folding tin-top, and we also imagine some internal strengthening will have to occur, lest the GT-R’s bombastic 3.8-litre, 545bhp twin-turbo V6 cause ruptures in the space-time continuum. And its own chassis.

Don’t forget, this is a car that features launch control, one that’ll go from 0-62mph in under three seconds and v-max at 196mph. It’s also one that – in Nismo trim – can scorch its way around the Nürburgring in 7m08.679s.

Will removing the lid from the GT-R ruin its clinical perfection? Or will it add some welcome drama to the ‘digital’ supercar? And, more importantly, could you ever see yourself buying one?

While you’re deliberating on such things, remind yourself of the time Clarkson, Hammond and May decided to build a convertible Renault Espace. And then drive through the lion enclosure at Woburn Safari Park. We imagine they might have some engineering tips to share with the chaps over at NCE…



Nissan GT-R convertible

US engineering company unveils soft-top convertible GT-R, beats Nissan to the punch

Californian company Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) has just put the finishing touches on one of the world’s first drop-top Nissan GT-Rs.

Though no price has been announced, NCE has fully designed and engineered the GT-R convertible to be fully compliant with vehicle design rules in the US.

It’s not clear how much reinforcement the car’s doors and floor have undergone with the missing roof, and how much performance is affected by the loss of a rigid roof, but make no mistake, the car will be a head-turner.

The extra kilos involved in reinforcing the body to make up for the lack of a roof is expected to add significant weight, and is certain to reduce the car’s performance somewhat.

It also remains to be seen if the body exhibits any flex under the extreme pressure of launch control.

NCE is saying the Nissan GT-R will be a limited edition conversion, and will be sold initially in three locations, the USA, Spain and Dubai.
Three versions will be offered says the company.

“NCE will design and engineer your Nissan GT-R to be a convertible super sport, Special Edition,” states the company on the NCE website.

“Newport Convertible Engineering is currently the only US coach builder that designs, engineers and will distribute Nissan GTR Convertibles throughout the world,” it says.

Powered by a front-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, the GTR Convertible is expected to belt out the same power as the coupe, 404kW and 628Nm of torque.

In Australia the Nissan GT-R coupe starts at $172,000, and is paired to six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The US company has been slicing roofs off cars for the past 30 years, some of the more memorable conversions being the Porsche Cayenne, Hummer H2 and Toyota LandCruiser convertible (pictured).

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Nissan GT-R Convertible Imagined

Nissan GT-R Convertible Imagined

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Nissan would introduce a convertible version for their high-performance GT-R? If Bugatti managed to engineer a convertible Veyron, Nissan could do it as well, right? Well, it’s actually not that simple and that’s probably why we won’t get to see a convertible GT-R unless it’s an aftermarket mod.

One such bespoke GT-R model could come straight from Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE), who spends a lot of time chopping off roofs over several vehicles. They already did it with the Acura TL four-door and now they’ve decided to do a drop top GT-R. Unfortunately, it’s only a virtual representation of this Japanese supercar as a convertible, so we can’t go too far regarding the use and performance of a production car.

A fast vehicle like the GT-R will require a lot of work to ensure the vehicle is strong enough to withstand its sheer power and speed, a mission that would be pretty tough even for Nissan themselves. On the other hand, maybe the guys over at NCE are crazy enough to take this project beyond.

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New & Used Nissan GT-R: In Depth
R35 Nissan GT-R convertible by Newport Convertible EngineeringR35 Nissan GT-R convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

The Nissan GT-R is a turbocharged supercar that is more affordable than many other exotics, but still has performance that rivals virtually any Italian car on the market. Its technology and sophisticated software make it drivable enough to take to the store, and its rear seats provide a degree of functionality. Despite its familiarity at this point, the GT-R’s design still turns heads. It competes with the Audi R8, Porsche 911, and the Chevy Corvette.

For the 2013 model year, Nissan raised power outputs and prices. For more details, see our full review of the 2014 Nissan GT-R; driving impressions can be had in this 2013 Nissan GT-R First Drive.

The GT-R draws on a heritage of performance from a long line of Japanese-market Nissan Skyline sport coupes, not all of which were top-shelf sports cars. Today, just a quick look at the GT-R’s spec sheet is enough to see it’s a supercar. It has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6, now making 530 horsepower (up from 473 hp at its introduction), and it follows a unique layout, with the engine in front and transmission in back. All-wheel drive does its best to put all that power to the road.

In silhouette only, the GT-R isn’t as exotic as some of those other fanboy dream cars. Some enthusiasts might be put off by its more minimalist, conservative look. But up close, the GT-R delivers on the details, with the rakish roofline, rear wing, and quad circular rear lights. And inside, the GT-R is quite the departure from any other current Nissan product—including an instrument panel design that angles its controls toward the driver.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the look, the GT-R delivers with dizzying acceleration, including 0-60 times of about 3.0 seconds and a top speed upwards of 193 mph. Shifts are made through an automated manual gearbox. In normal driving, the GT-R’s performance potential is hard to tap into, but push a little faster when you get the chance and the driving experience is a little more detached and video-game-like than it should be. That said, handling is excellent and the variable power-split all-wheel drive system helps make you both fastand safe.

A number of small changes were introduced on the GT-R for 2010. Brakes were upgraded, with more rigid lines, and the stability control system was updated. Also, smoke-finish RAYS forged-aluminum wheels were introduced, along with a Cold Weather Package and iPod interface. Base and Premium models were offered with the latter getting heated seats and a Bose audio upgrade.

Nissan discontinued the Launch Control feature due to excessive warranty claims. Since launch control helped yield the former GT-R its excellent acceleration times—with some testers saying the GT-R is a second or more slower to 60 mph without it—Nissan restored it in a limited way for the 2012 model year, while it also boosted total output to 530 hp. Those changes bring the supercar’s 60-mph runs down to about 3.0 seconds, according to buff-book numbers. Other changes for the 2012 model year include a special “black” edition and revised interior trim.

Nissan has already announced a more extensive round of improvements for 2014. In addition to some structural reinforcements, the new GT-R gets revised suspension mounts that lower its center of mass. A special Track Edition will also be offered, to be followed by a Nismo edition in 2014. Peak output for the engine remains at 545 hp and 463 lb-ft, although mid-range response has been improved with high-output fuel injectors and revised turbochargers. Pricing has alsorisen to a base of $99,590.

DATE POSTED : 27 Feb 2014
Convertible Nissan GT-R
For those of you who haven’t heard of Newport Convertible Engineering before thats probably because it’s slipped through our radar due to relatively small projects. But since the announcement of the Convertible GT-R and their plans to send a few over to the Middle East they have managed to…


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