A few aftermarket tuners have tried to make convertible versions of the Tesla Model S, but now famed Italian design firm Ares is giving it a shot.
Ares Design announced that they are making a Roadster Tesla Model S.
If you want an electric convertible, your options are extremely limited.
Nissan has been testing the market with an ‘open-air concept’ of the new all-electric LEAF and a few third-party companies have done conversions of the Model S with mixed results.
You can also buy a BMW i8 convertible, but it’s barely electric.
Now Ares Design, a well-known design firm based in Modena, announced on Facebook that they are going to build a two-door convertible Model S:
“ARES Design will take all its knowledge and creativity into the all-electric cars universe, designing an exciting Roadster version of the Tesla Model S!”
The released the following design sketch as a teaser:
They announced that they are embarking on the project without any detail in terms of pricing or availability.
We have heard of a few companies working to bring electric convertibles to market, like Electra Meccanica with the new all-electric Tofino roadster, which they claim will have 250 miles range and a $50,000 starting price.
I think there will be a pretty good market for electric vehicles in that segment.
That’s not what Ares is doing though.
They didn’t release any pricing information, but it’s likely going to be a very expensive and exclusive project. The company previously announced that they would convert the Model S to a shooting brake for $250,000.
Unsurprisingly, we haven’t seen any of them out there – though other companies have done it.
I think Ares will have better luck with a Model S Roadster and I am curious to see what kind of design they can come up with.
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