Tesla Model S coupe
Tesla Model S Coupe
Newport Convertible Engineering will design and engineer your 4 door Tesla Model S to a Tesla Model S Coupe.
NCE’s first Green Coupe, Tesla Model S Coupe.
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.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.
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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.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:
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?
|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.