Convertible Tesla Model S isn't as ugly as you might think

It looks like it comes straight from the factory

11w ago

Tesla Owners UK recently shared this convertible Model S on their Twitter page and I have to say, it does look rather intriguing.

Tesla hasn't built a convertible car since the original 2008 Roadster but several tuning companies have attempted to convert the Model 3 and Model S over the years. Newport Convertible Engineering, a US convertible car specialist, turned a Model 3 into a convertible and then a few years ago, you may remember this, somebody even made a Tesla Model S hearse, which was a bit spooky.

The UK Owners Club hasn't shared any information about the conversion but whoever it was, it looks like they've done a good job. The roof was chopped off with surgical precision and replaced with a roof cover, probably a soft top, and the boot was modified as well. With the exception of the orange accents for the door panels, the steering wheel and the dashboard, the interior looks untouched.

As things stand, Tesla doesn't sell any convertible cars but the second generation of the Roadster, the successor to the original 2008 model, is scheduled to arrive in 2022. First introduced as a concept vehicle in 2017, the new Roadster will be capable of travelling 620 miles on a charge, thanks to a 200 kWh battery pack, and it will do 0-60 in under 2 seconds.

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Comments (15)

  • Thats actually quite good looking

      2 months ago
  • I don't do convertibles. But this looks good.

      2 months ago
    • It doesn't look as bad as I would have thought it would but I don't really do convertibles either so I would prefer the normal one.

        2 months ago
  • I like it but I’d be concerned about the integrity of that top in the rain or at speed. Aftermarket convertible conversions are a tricky business.

      2 months ago
  • The convertible is cool and all, but 0-60 in under 2 seconds with the new model 😳😳😳😳Holy sheet!

      2 months ago
  • Somewhere in the Arctic, a polar bear is crying about the loss of mpg-e due to the damage done to this car’s aerodynamics.

      2 months ago