• Jun 14th 2010 at 5:20PM
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There are certain vehicles that were born to be convertible. The Tata Nano is not among them. The plucky, inexpensive little transporter is somewhat lovable in hardtop guise with its round overall shape and ladybug proportions. The cheapest of cheap cars is just too cute to hate, but make the mistake of pulling back the top sheetmetal, and you've got a sight that can't be unseen. A photo of a drophead Nano has hit the web courtesy of Wheelosphere – a site dedicated to India's blooming automotive world.

Fortunately, for the moment at least, the world won't have to deal with these things in the wild. The cars are apparently kept to the grounds of Tata's Sanand plant and used to ferry visitors from one portion of the complex to the other. That's just as well, really, because the car's semi-monocoque construction probably doesn't take too well to having its roof cut off, and we suspect that structural rigidity is now something of an open question (*rimshot*). If you can peel your eyes away from the missing roof long enough to check out the rest of the Nano Cabriolet, you'll likely spot some sporty step bars and classy side graphics, too. Excellent.

[Source: Wheelosphere]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Y'all are missing the point. You know how many people and/or critters you can stuff in a topless Nano? Much more bang for the buck this way...

      • 5 Years Ago
      awesome!!! i love four door cabrios!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's Pikachu!! It just needs a red dot on each bumper and voila! http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Ash's_Pikachu?file=Ash%2527s_Pikachu.png
      • 5 Years Ago
      One convertible u guys must not have seen before:


      BMW M5 Convertible
      • 5 Years Ago
      its the geo metro convertible resurrected.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did you see those running boards? Now we've got a story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did someone mention my name?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Should have just removed the roof panel and kept the profile intact, like the 2CV.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's easy for the owner to jump out when it catches fire.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dang, that was quick...

        Correct, too!
      • 5 Years Ago
      And we thought the Geo Metro convertible was funny looking . . .
      • 5 Years Ago
      Added to topless, remove the windscreen as well as sides and doors. A platform body with seats tucked back to back. A 4 seater topless,sideless motorised tonga on road costing just as much as a mobike.
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