NCE will Design and Engineer your Nissan GTR to a convertible super sport, Special Edition!
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.
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
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
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
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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