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Tesla Convertible conversion

Discussion in 'Model S' started by cottylowry, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. cottylowry

    cottylowry 2013 Model S

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    #1 cottylowry, Aug 21, 2015
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    Looks good with the top up, but not so hot in the open air mode. As the report says, it folds down like a VW in the open air mode. I think I'll stay with the pano roof version. Maybe the folded down mode becomes a huge spoiler??

    Tesla Model S convertible first drive | Autoweek
     
  2. EugeneM

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    I think it looks awesome!
     
  3. verdee

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    Horrible. Are there any convertible conversions that actually look good?
     
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    IMHO, that is butt ugly with the roof open. And I'll bet it plays havoc with the aerodynamics and range.
     
  5. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    Not a fan. I love convertibles; I've had my share of Porsche and Mercedes convertibles. Always liked the look of the BMW 6-series convertible.

    But this looks like damage to a work of art. Not to mention the damage to the aerodynamics. And to the rear window/trunk area. Yikes.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    It's small consolation, but to my pre-stick-poked-in-them eyes, that LX570 that they also turned into a convertible (keep scrolling the pix) looks even worse - you could confuse it for a Juke.
     
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    Hideous.
     
  8. CatB

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    Yuck. The back is the worst. I can't say I could have done any better - I just don't think the MS profile lends itself to being a convertible. I really hate the way they truncated the curve of the trunk and put in that chintzy brake light. We lose that nice set of brake lights on the top of the back window, and the whole thing... it just aint right :(
     
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    Let's see, how do I make a model S worse in every respect while spending an additional 50 large over and above the price of the original car? Ahhhh, let's turn it into a convertible.
     
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    In the Southeast we could certainly make it worse. How about an El Camino style pickup truck. Add a smoke generator and roll coal.
     
  11. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    If they had taken it one step further and converted it to a two-door, then they would have hit the jackpot.
     
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  13. cottylowry

    cottylowry 2013 Model S

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    Yeah, the Benz they converted looks like a refrigerator that tipped over.
     
  14. Stefan T

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    +1

    and hide the top in when it's down
     

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