The roofless Acura TL you see above is a product of Newport Convertible Engineering. No stranger to taking the lids off of Acuras – and a bunch of other cars, like this Jaguar XJ and this Toyota FJ Cruiser – NCE says it was the first US coachbuilder to produce an Acura NSX convertible.
NCE says the conversion takes about six weeks to complete, comes with a five-year warranty from the supplier and doesn’t void the original warranty from Acura. On top of that, the interior fitments like sun visors, trunk space and rear seat belts all remain unaltered. Customers who are absolutely against the B-pillar can have it removed, but NCE says “The vehicle will be designed differently without the center bar.”
To our eyes the TL looks pretty all right without a roof, and with stripes. NCE will shortly be preparing convertible versions of the 2013 Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography, Porsche Cayenne and Cadillac XTS. For Acura owners, there’s a press release below with information on NCE if you have a TL and an urge to go way beyond the sunroof.
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Acura TL gets its top chopped