The folks Newport Convertible Engineering have made a specialty out of taking coupes and sedans and converting them into convertibles. Sometimes this results in absolutely weird creations like a Range Rover droptop, but its latest project is significantly greener. The company has developed hard and soft top conversions for the Tesla Model S, and they are already quite popular too. An investor in China has ordered 100 of them.

NCE has been working on creating the two versions of the convertible Model S for the last six months, and it involves a lot more than just cutting the roof off. "Some sections needed restructured," said Al Zadeh, the company's CEO, to Autoblog about the changes made to maintain rigidity. A soft-top conversion costs $29,000 and a hard-top $49,000. In addition to these prices, buyers must supply a donor vehicle. Production is due to start in July in California, Dubai, and Barcelona, Spain.

This might be just the beginning for NCE's convertible Model S. Zadeh says that the company has made an inquiry with Tesla about whether it could supply 5,000 cars for conversion to satisfy predicted demand. He will release more details on the project "when the time is right." Scroll down for NCE's official announcement of the 100-car order.
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Tesla S Convertible

Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) has received 100 orders of Tesla Model S convertible from a chines investor. Production will start in July 2014 in 3 locations:

1) USA, CA
2) UAE, Dubai
3) Spain, Barcelona

Newport Convertible Engineering Headquarters: 16742 Burke Ln, Huntington Beach, CA (714)848-0011.

For our International clients: You may have your vehicle shipped to our main headquarters in the USA, California. You may also contact our main branch in the USA for booking your vehicle in our International facilities for convertible conversion either in Spain, Barcelona or UAE, Dubai.
Tel: 001 714 848 0011

Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) has officially requested Tesla Motors in a joint effort to build another 5000 Tesla Model S convertible for a worldwide demand. Announcement will be made in April 18 2014.

Newport Convertible Engineering has been working on a Tesla Model S to develop a convertible version for last six months.

Newport Convertible Engineering offers two designs for Tesla Model S convertible:

1) Tesla Model S convertible with soft tonneau cover, price has been set for $29,000.00.
2) Tesla Model S convertible with hard tonneau cover, price has been set for $49,000.00.


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      Brandon Weiss
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yes please! While its not perfect the world needs more stylish 4 door convertables... or any, and im happy to take what i can get.
      HollywoodF1
      • 8 Months Ago
      This brings up an excellent point: Where the hell is my Tesla GT? The Model S really wants to be a coupe also. And a two-door convertible.
      ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
      • 8 Months Ago
      Did they make the renderings off the concept?
      korblalak
      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks incredible. Sure hope Tesla pulls off a hardtop convertible version for the upcoming Model R.
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 8 Months Ago
      In before teslas are fire prone!
        Grendal
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        Only a stupid person believes that a Model S is fire prone. Thinking people can do basic math and know they are safer than almost all cars on the road.
      sebringc5
      • 8 Months Ago
      All that engineering to make an sedan handle like a coupe is wasted in this "conversion"! While true, even the Chevy Z06 is going to be made available as a vert, but they PLANNED on that and made necessary reinforcements at the OEM level. Some "chop shop" cutting up your 100k TESLA for appearance is so Newport Beach, so this IS fitting. I guess that's one way to get Model S deliveries up! All the best, Aaron Lephart (36 years in Orange County) smartcar451.com
        Jamie Houk
        • 8 Months Ago
        @sebringc5
        All of the work i have seen from NCE has been outstanding. If I am not mistaken OEM's have actually utilized NCE as a engineering and design resource. So you can count on it being done right and looking great.
      danfred311
      • 8 Months Ago
      no
      username
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is a lot better looking than I expected...
      Electron
      • 8 Months Ago
      It would be great for Tesla if this company could find 5000 buyers for something that looks like this but I doubt it. This would work better if it were based on this: http://www.theophiluschin.com/?p=5042 Since that doesn't exist Newport might consider adding bits rather than chop them off and create this wagon version: http://www.theophiluschin.com/?p=4407
      car czar
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'll take mine before summer
      Spec
      • 8 Months Ago
      I want Tesla to make a convertible instead of an after-market one. And keep the roll bar in there like a VW Cabrio.
      Bernard
      • 8 Months Ago
      This makes me really want a Model S coupe.
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