NCE will Design & Engineer your Mercedes Benz G55 to Power top convertible, NCE EDITION.
NCE will Design & Engineer your Mercedes Benz Maybach to Power open-top Maybach Landaulet, NCE EDITION.
Newport Convertible Engineering rolls out it’s own version of Maybach convertible! – the Landaulet.
Maybach Landaulet, Only the sky is the limit
Maybach is of the world’s most exclusive luxury car
Majestic open-air experience with the ultimate in luxury and comfort
Folding roof for pampered rear-seat passengers
With NCE’s an open-top landaulet, NCE has re-enlivened the great art of building majestic open-top automobile. True to the tradition of exclusive landaulets, the roof can be opened fully at the rear, while the chauffeur’s compartment remains completely enclosed. The passengers are then able to enjoy the clear, blue sky above. They are treated to a majestic open-top experience currently unrivalled by any other automobile in an environment of the utmost luxury and exquisite style. Romance close to the heart of nature is harmoniously combined with the ultimate in comfort and technological sophistication. With this unique open-top, Newport convertible Engineering is once again demonstrating its expertise in building the world’s most exclusive luxury open-top car.
When closed the soft-top of the Landaulet rests on the frame formed by the roof bows.The roof then opens hydraulically and is gently deposited on the parcel shelf in the rear, together with its integral rear window of glass. You be able to enclose the folded roof with a fitted leather cover, which both conceals the roof mechanism from view and completes the overall picture of outstanding elegance.
Luxury vehicle is a marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense.
The term suggests a vehicle with higher quality equipment, better performance, more precise construction, comfort, higher design, technologically innovative modern, or features that convey an image, brand, status, or prestige, or any other ‘discretionary’ feature or combination of them. Luxury is relative, “what may be luxury for one may be premium for another.”
In contemporary usage, the term may be applied to any vehicle type— including sedan, coupe, hatchback, station wagon, and convertible body styles, as well as to minivans, crossovers, or sport utility vehicles and to any size vehicle, from small to large—in any price range. Moreover, there is a convergence in the markets and a resulting confusion of luxury with high price: where there may have been a clear difference in price between luxury and others, there is no longer an absolute separation between premium and luxury, with what may be premium brands now more expensive than the equivalent so-called luxury ones.
Automobile manufacturers market specific makes and models that are targeted at particular socio-economic classes, and thus “social status came to be associated more with a particular vehicle than ownership of a car per se.” Therefore, automakers differentiate among their product lines in “collusion” with the car-buying public. While a high price is the most frequent factor, it is “styling, engineering, and even public opinion which cars had the highest and lowest status associated with them.”
According to the European Commission, the “luxury vehicle” segment is classified as F-segment. However, the boundaries between the traditional segments are increasingly becoming blurred and diluted as features once exclusive to luxury vehicles become standard equipment on even small cars.
ACRISS is a code system used by many car rental companies in the US for classifying vehicles (but not brands or marques). The system includes Luxury and Premium categories.
Australia In Australia, for taxation purposes a luxury car is defined as a passenger car whose value exceeds a certain threshold (see: Luxury Car Tax).
France: In France the term “voiture de luxe” is used.
Germany: In Germany the term “Upper class” (German: Oberklasse) is used.
Russia: Russian markets use the term “representative class vehicle” (автомобиль представительского класса, also translated as “luxury vehicle”).
United States Consumer Guide’s categorization which sorts luxury vehicles by size acknowledges that there can be considerable price variations within a class; for instance the Lincoln Town Car has a relatively low MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) compared to the Jaguar XJ, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, or Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Teddy Field | Aug 02, 2013
Convertibles, by nature, are not as structurally sound as a vehicle with a fixed roof. That big metal lid absorbs a lot of chassis flex, created as the vehicle’s suspension reacts to the road. Remove that lid, and the body will act like Chubby Checker doing ‘The Twist’.Chassis bracing and thick roll bars can be added to compensate for the lost structural rigidity. But all that extra metal adds weight, and spoils the handling.All of that doesn’t make a hill’a beans to some people though. They just want a convertible version of their car, and they want it now! For them, Newport Convertible Engineering has created a hilariously complete portfolio, spanning muscle cars, to luxury SUVs. Some of their creations are really sweet, as you’ll see. But many of them didn’t even look good with their roof still attached. Nevertheless, the more-money-than-taste set cheerfully applauded the designs with their checkbooks. So how bad does it get? Scroll down, and prepare to laugh.