NCE will Design and Engineer your Subaru Impreza WRX to a Power top convertible!
Newport Convertible Engineering was the first US coach builder that designed, engineered, and distributed limited editions of the Subaru Impreza WRX Convertible.
NCE will Design and Engineer your Subaru BRZ to a Power top convertible!
Newport convertible Engineering is an independent company 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 Subaru Convertibles.
Behold the answer to the secret prayers of thousands of Northeasterners, folks. You see, sunny days up there come so infrequently, residents have to soak up every watt of sunlight possible when they have a chance—but at the same time, they need to deal with winding roads, steep hills, and slippery surfaces. Factor in the need to carry supplies or friends and family along and the desire for something fun to drive, and finding one car to handle it all becomes nearly impossible.
Hence, the Subaru WRX STI convertible, commissioned by Manchester Subaru of Manchester, N.H. The dealership’s owner, Todd Berkowitz, ordered the car from Newport Specialty Cars, Inc., in order to fulfill his desire for an open-top performance sedan. Newport Specialty beefed up the car’s chassis to maintain the car’s rigidity, and according to Berkowitz and his team of engineers, the converted car turned out strong enough to live up to the machismo requirements of even the boldest New Englanders.
Sadly for all those who dream of going topless in an STI, only five examples will be made; of course, a price of $74,999 ($41,004 more than a base STI) will probably ward quite a few people off as well. Still, if you’ve got the cash, we’re willing to bet this is one hell of a fun ride.
It’s not unusual for the unveiling of a new sports car to come with rumors of a drop top version as well and as soon as the Subaru BRZ broke cover, that’s exactly what we got. Right now it’s just a rumor, with no real confirmation coming any time soon, but the future BRZ Convertible is shaping up to be one hot little number.
If the BRZ Convertible does happen, it will keep every aspect from the coupe model, including the exterior and interior design features and engine lineup. The lone difference will be on the roof, with fabric or folding metal options readily available for the convertible model. We figureSubaru will opt for whichever option is the cheapest to keep the price at a comfortable level.
Power for the BRZ will still come from the 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed boxer engine used in the Coupe with an output of 200 HP and 151 lb-ft torque. However, because a convertible model is generally heavier than a coupe, expect to see slower performance numbers.