Ares turns Tesla Model S into 2-door convertible

While Tesla is busy working on their two-door Roadster, Italian coachbuilder, Ares Design has turned a Tesla Model S into a stunning two-door convertible.

Commissioned by a private buyer, the roof isn’t the only body panel deleted from this white Model S, Ares’ engineers have also removed the rear doors and replaced the front ones with new longer ones.

Along with the roof, the B-pillars are gone, too for a cleaner profile. Its rear haunch has been reworked to accommodate a folding roof mechanism that folds into the boot.

To make up for the lost of the roof and provide structural rigidity, extra strengthening on the side members and underneath the cockpit has been added.

Finishing off the exterior makeover is a set of carbon fibre aero kit that includes an aggressive front lip, chunkier side skirts, re-worked rear bumper and a ducktail lip spoiler that adorns the boot.

Inside, the cabin has been re-upholstered in white leather accented by dashes of red, while the new roof lining is finished in dark Alcantara.

The Modena-based Ares Design was founded by former Lotus boss, Dany Bahar with Dubai-based business partner Waleed Al Ghafari.

“Co-create philosophy allows clients to work side by side with our designers and engineers to create their very own bespoke vehicle, a service that is unique to Ares.

“This Tesla project is a superb example of this; it was a pure coach building project which we very much enjoy doing and seeing the results of our uncompromising standards.”

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