Luxury Italian design house ARES has showcased its coachbuilding skills by revealing a privately commissioned Tesla Model S Convertible.
Commissioned to transform the Tesla Model S into an eye-catching two-door open-top convertible the Modena-based atelier performed work on the body, chassis, aerodynamics and interior during the comprehensive coachbuilding project.
To achieve the conversion, engineers cut away the roof and removed the rear doors and the B-pillars to facilitate new, longer front doors. Centro Stile designed a new rear bonnet allowing space to integrate the roof when stowed.
To finish, designers added a splash of Italian style with the fitment of a sleek ARES designed carbon fibre aero kit.
Engineers retained the structural integrity of the Tesla by reinforcing the chassis with additional strengthening to the side members, beneath the cockpit and rear seating area.
On the inside, the company’s upholstery and leather specialists upgraded the interior fitting custom-made rear seats while the finest hand-stitched ice white leather with orange detailing realised their client’s vision of a stylish interior finish.
Co-founder and CEO Dany Bahar commented: “At ARES, our 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 coachbuilding project which we very much enjoy doing and seeing the results of our uncompromising standards.”