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Nissan GT-R Cabrio Proposed by Newport Convertible Engineering

The Nissan GT-R is I think doing quite well considering its age, but the hotness of a supercar is exponentially diminished by the age of its design. There is one way, however, to instantly add appeal and justify any creaks or rattles in an arthritic old body: make it a convertible.
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Nissan are the the kinds of weird chops (think Murano CrossCabrio), but even they are unlikely to do something as strange as this, a convertible GT-R. That's why a company called Newport Convertible Engineering is proposing you give them a car so they can take the roof off.

The California-based team is a wild-child of the internet, proposing the craziest of ideas. But even so, they did make a convertible version of the Range Rover, which had the fell of a safari vehicle about it. For the GT-R, they're proposing three different solution: dual humps like a Porsche Carrera GT, a roll bar and a regular convertible without the roll bar.

Needless to say, the performance of the GT-R will be compromised to some degree. But spoiling one car to create something truly original is a small price to pay for internet fame and fortune. Eye-full or eye-grabber, it really only depends on who's eye you're talking about.

Chop it, chop it, chop it!
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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