• Jul 6, 2013
The roofless Acura TL you see above is a product of Newport Convertible Engineering. No stranger to taking the lids off of Acuras - and a bunch of other cars, like this Jaguar XJ and this Toyota FJ Cruiser - NCE says it was the first US coachbuilder to produce an Acura NSX convertible.

NCE says the conversion takes about six weeks to complete, comes with a five-year warranty from the supplier and doesn't void the original warranty from Acura. On top of that, the interior fitments like sun visors, trunk space and rear seat belts all remain unaltered. Customers who are absolutely against the B-pillar can have it removed, but NCE says "The vehicle will be designed differently without the center bar."

To our eyes the TL looks pretty all right without a roof, and with stripes. NCE will shortly be preparing convertible versions of the 2013 Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography, Porsche Cayenne and Cadillac XTS. For Acura owners, there's a press release below with information on NCE if you have a TL and an urge to go way beyond the sunroof.
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Acura TL Convertible

Newport Convertible engineering is first US coach builder which designed, engineered and distributed Limited Acura TL convertible.

NCE will Design & Engineer your Acura TL four door to open-top convrtible, NCE EDITION.

Newport Convertible Engineering is an original design manufacturer (ODM) which designs and manufactures convertible soft tops and hard tops for many attractive convertible vehicles in the world, for instance the open top variants of the Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen, Vovlvo, and many others.

NCE maintains a highly trained staff of designers, engineers and craftsmen dedicated to provide the discerning enthusiast with state of the art convertible designs. Today NCE is a full service supplier and assumes overall resposibility for all functional units of the roof system along with designing and producing ODM convertible tops.

NCE's ODM convertible tops represents the highest standards of automotive design, quality and craftmanship. By creating unique convertibles of unmatch and detail.

NCE's ODM roofs meet the highest demans; They defy the most adverse weather conditions, produce very little wind noise at top speed, look good open or closed and are easy to operate.
Newport Convertible Engineering with 30 years experience in design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing of convertible vehicles, has grown to become a world leader in the automotive industry. With our extensive in-house capability, we can support for a wide variety of projects, ranging from Concept to complete convertible vehicle development and build.

Our team of experienced professionals is recognized for meeting aggressive timing objectives, and delivering the highest quality of service required for long-term Customer relationships.

Newport Convertible Engineering is world renowned as the leader in the industry of an original design manufacturer(ODM) of convertible vehicle. Newport Convertible Engineering dominates the industry in cost, timing and quality.

Our engineering team has the depth and diversity of experience needed to deliver large programs as well as smaller based projects.

Newport Convertible Engineering provides unmatched capability and experience in the build of Concept, Prototype, Exhibition Show and low-volume production programs on convertible vehicles.
Over the past 30 years we have acquired a deep understanding and capability in the integration and build of complete convertible vehicle roof systems. We have a rich history of providing design, engineering and build services to many OEM Authorized Dealers in the automotive.


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      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some vehicles are not meant to be convertibles!
      TurbosForAll
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, now I have to go rinse mi eyes. I'd rather take the bus than riding this Homer mobile.... nor the roofless Murano.
      Will
      • 1 Year Ago
      Racing stripes on a TL? How about some mud flaps with a sexy silhouette, too? Whoever is responsible for this crime against automobile-kind should be court ordered to stay 1000 yards from all body shops.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Um......how about doing this to the new NSX? Hey, I am just saying.
      mylexicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      0_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHXUQdlWz7o
      paulwilson05
      • 1 Year Ago
      not sure I'm feeling this one...
      paulwilson05
      • 1 Year Ago
      not a touch of post processing was done...
      David MacGillis
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dr. My Eyes!. Is this what Jackson Browne was talking about?
      Fenix Baby
      • 1 Year Ago
      The answer to a question not asked... take a hideous Acura and make it into a convertible... hurts my eyes!
      tarmacdaddy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, if the best pros/manufacturer can make a sedan convertible look, I guess that's why none are on the road (sans pot-induced metallic-painted Oakland creations, aka donks). At least it wasn't done to a good-looking car. And this is coming of a life-long Honda fan. :-/
      cadetgray
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those stripes just don't look right on a four door of that size. Nice pinstripes yes....racing stripes, no way.
      Karl_T
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't think it was possible to make the TL even uglier.....
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