By John pierce
Mega Engineering Vehicle, which has made a bit of a name for itself thanks to its decades-old passion for chopping off the tops of luxury cars, has followed through with its promise to produce a Tesla S Convertible.
The California-based company has previously rendered how it would go about giving the four-door all electric sedan a cabriolet conversion, but a new video by the company reveals that they’ve gone and actually done it.
This is the first step forward in Mega Engineering Vehicle plans to give a multitude of Model S sedans a convertible makeover, as well as trimming a few down to convertible coupes, 600 of each, to be specific.Tesla’s not really a volume car maker, and thus could not commit a requested 5,000 units exclusively to the engineering shop. Instead, Mega Engineering Vehicle encourages clients to have a Model S on order shipped directly to an Mega Engineering Vehicle location instead of their home.
From the looks of the Model S in the video, unless going for the full convertible coupe conversion, the car will maintain a rather unfortunate-looking pair of B-pillars and an accompanying strut. While it seems to be a lot of extra cash to dole out, Mega Engineering Vehicle are filling a need for an open-topped EV that it hasn’t satisfied since it stopped producing its roadster. According to Mega Engineering Vehicle, an anonymous Chinese investor has even already secured an order of 100 convertible coupes.
The Tesla S convertible car rose to popularity when it debuted in 2012, but the car stopped standing out from the pack.
That is until a Huntington Beach-based engineering company customized a Tesla S into a power soft-top convertible. Technicians at Mega Engineering, which has been around since 1983, claim they can turn almost any car into a convertible.