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Newport convertible Engineering proudly presentsEvolution of Tesla Model S next generation
Tesla Model S coupe and two door convertible the latest design by NCE
First 100 coupes Tesla Models S and first 100 two door convertible Tesla Model S have been pre ordered by Chinese investor
NCE will produce 600 Tesla Model S Coupe and 600 2 door convertible Tesla Model S worldwide in 3 locations. Production will start in fall 2014.
1) NCE’s Headquarters, Huntington Beach, California. USA
2) Barcelona, Spain.
3) Dubai, UAE.
Newport convertible Engineering has been working on these projects since last year. Based on a four door Tesla Model S, Front doors will be extended for more comfort and ease. Two door convertible driving will be the ultimate green vehicle of our time.
NCE’s Chief Engineer graduated from University of Southern California (USC) School of Engineering. He acknowledges Tesla Model S chassis is one of best he has ever worked on. NCE’s additional structural design on the chassis promises that driving a Tesla Model S coupe or convertible will be the experience of a life time.
All conversion by NCE comes with 5 years warranty and is serviceable worldwide.
1) Tesla Model S Coupe, Price for conversion is set for………….………………………….. $45,000.00
2) Tesla Model S 2 door convertible (soft boot), additional Price for conversion is set for.… $25,000.00
3) Tesla Model S 2 door convertible (hard boot), additional Price for conversion is set for…. $45,000.00
Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) was told that due to the present strain in production of Tesla Model S, Tesla Motors will not be able to provide 5000 units exclusively to NCE. NCE is encouraging its clients to order Tesla Model S directly from Tesla Motors as soon as possible and have their vehicles shipped to NCE’s headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA; or any of NCE’s branches in Barcelona, Spain and Dubai, UAE.
NCE to Build Tesla Model S Two-Door Coupe and Convertible Conversions [Photo Gallery]
Ever since Tesla Motors dropped the Roadster, the Palo Alto-based EV manufacturer’s range lacked a two-door model. But that’ll soon change thanks to the talented engineers from Newport Convertible Engineering.
For a number of decades now, the Californian tuner made its fame and fortune by hacking the roof off cars you wouldn’t have ever imagined in topless guise. Two conversions come to mind: the surprisingly dignified two-door Range Rover Convertible and a neat Porsche Panamera Convertible.
Earlier this year we’ve told you that NCE got 100 orders from a Chinese investor for a convertible version of the Tesla Model S four-door luxury electric sedan. With production slated to start two months from now, the company was so wonderstruck by the high volume order that it requested Tesla for a joint effort to build an extra 5,000 Model S drop-tops for future customers.
However, the recently found commercial success wasn’t enough to keep NCE at bay. As a matter of fact, engineers came up with an “less is more” evolution of the Tesla Model S Convertible conversion. Yup, you’ve guessed it – the four-door convertible sedan had two of its doors deleted. We admit, the new design won us over.
According to a manufacturer statement, “Newport Convertible Engineering has been working on these projects since last year. Based on a four-door Tesla Model S, front doors will be extended for more comfort and ease. Two-door convertible driving will be the ultimate green vehicle of our time.”
Just like its four-door sibling, the new conversion will be built Stateside, in Spain and the United Arab Emirates, with production starting this fall. The first batch will consist of 600 Tesla Model S Coupe conversions and 600 units of the Tesla Model S Coupe Convertible.
Excluding the donor vehicle, the two-door coupe conversion of the Tesla Model S retails at $35,000, while the two-door convertible’s price is $25,000 for the soft boot or $45,000 for the metal roof variant.
TESLA MODEL S TWO-DOOR COUPE/CONVERTIBLE BY NCE – PHOTO GALLERY
Want a Tesla Model S convertible? No problem, says Newport Convertible Engineering
Newport Convertible Engineering is an original design manufacturer that converts prestigious cars into convertibles for its wealthy clients. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, the company also has facilities in Barcelona and Dubai. The company’s initial Tesla Model S option unveiled in April was a four-door convertible, and now it is also offering two-door coupe and convertible conversions.
A Chinese investor has already purchased 100 Model S four-door convertibles, which will go into production this July. Another (or perhaps the same) Chinese investor has also pre-ordered 100 Model S coupes and 100 Model S two-door convertibles. NCE says it will make 600 of each two-door version worldwide starting this fall.
NCE had hoped to acquire 5,000 vehicles from Tesla to meet worldwide convertible demand, but due to Tesla’s difficulty meeting its own demand that was never realistically going to happen. Instead NCE is recommending that potential customers purchase their vehicles from Tesla and ship them to its Huntington Beach facility.
In case you are wondering just how much one of these conversions will set you back in addition to the cost of the vehicle itself, here are the numbers from the company’s website:
Model S four-door soft top convertible: $29,000
Model S four-door hard top convertible: $49,000
Model S two-door coupe: $35,000
Model S two-door soft top convertible: $25,000
Model S two-door hard top convertible: $45,000
Conversions such as these naturally lead to concerns about stiffness, crashworthiness, wind noise, et cetera. Not to fear, says NCE; the company has been doing convertible conversions for 30 years and has established itself as the leader in this admittedly small industry. It offers a 5-year warranty to inspire confidence in its work.
NCE is also very impressed with the construction of Tesla’s sedan, its chief engineer calling the Model S chassis “one of the best he has ever worked on.”
For those who have everything and just wish they could put the top down on their Model S, Newport Convertible Engineering is the company for the job. Admittedly, it looks pretty nice, though a little too Saab-like for our taste. What do you think?
NCE Plans Tesla Model S Coupe And Two-Door Convertible Conversions
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering
Over the past 30 years, Huntington Beach, California-based Newport Convertible Engineering has tried to turn seemingly every car into a convertible, but its plansfor the Tesla Model S electric car are even more ambitious than usual. NCE announced a four-door Tesla Model S convertible back in April, and now the company says it will be joined by a two-door version, as well as a two-door Model Scoupe.
As with its previous convertible scheme for the popular Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] sedan, NCE claims an anonymous Chinese investor has already ordered 100 examples, but this time of two body styles. Whoever this person is, he or she must be as confident of Tesla’s future in China as Tesla itself.
NCE plans to build 600 copies of both the two-door convertible and coupe at its California headquarters as well as locations in Dubai, and Barcelona. It hopes to start production before the end of 2014.
The two-door convertible conversion starts at $25,000, but that price rises to $45,000 for a hard tonneau cover conversion, while the coupe starts at $35,000. Despite the seemingly more-complex task of removing two doors, these convertibles are actually $4,000 less than the four-door versions NCE previously showed.
Note, NCE previously tried to secure a commitment from Tesla for 5,000 cars to be delivered straight from the factory for conversion, but Tesla never agreed to this. Instead, Newport is encouraging customers to order their cars individually from Tesla, and have them shipped to one of its facilities to be modified.
- By admin
- 15 April, 2014
As soon as the Tesla Model S was delivered to the market many asked about wagon but also about convertible version of this vehicle. At this point we are pretty sure that Tesla Motors is not planning to deliver convertible but according to reports another company has prepared conversion kit for this highly popular electric vehicle.
2015 Tesla Model S Convertible ReviewAt the NCE or Newport Convertible Engineering we have people that are specialists in converting standard sedans and coupes into convertibles. They were responsible for many conversions and one of those was the Range Rover drop top, other models certainly had more interested and potential buyers. Similar will be with the Model S or which we do expect to see large number of interested buyers when the drop top version comes.
For the 2015 Tesla Model S we will be getting both soft and hard top conversions. This could be something that would further improve the market position of this highly popular EV. According to reports we could hear it seems that an investor from China already placed an order for 100 of these conversion kits.
From the Al Zahed, CEO of the company we received announcement that for more than six months this company was working on delivery of these two versions. This amount of time was needed for successful conversion because it is not simple, it is not just roof cut off and that it needed reconstruction in some segments. These changes had to be delivered so that the vehicle would offer same structural integrity and that its chassis would offer same rigidity.
Price Of 2015 Tesla Model S Convertible
Prices are quite high. For a soft top conversion buyers will need to pay about $29,000 while the hard top conversion will cost about $49,000. On top of this every buyer will, off course, need to provide vehicle on which conversion will be done. First conversion kit will be offered from July and those will be available in Barcelona, California and Dubai.
Further we could hear that the Newport Convertible Engineering contacted Tesla Motors about the possibility to supply them with 5000 units of Model S vehicles for the conversion. This is the predicted demand but it will be interesting to see what will be the answer from Tesla Motors and if the demand of 5000 units will be at this level.
Price of the 2015 Tesla Model S is pretty high but when we see the features list, specs, performances, luxury and comfort it is quite obvious that the price is quite similar with premium and luxury sedans from other car makers. If Tesla Motors decides to deliver convertible we are pretty sure that the price would be significantly lower.
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