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Dreaming of a Tesla Model S convertible? You're in luck

The coachbuilt one-off was built by ex-Lotus boss Dany Bahar's company Ares.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Tesla doesn't currently make a convertible, so if you're dreaming of a drop-top EV, you're out of luck.

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Unless you've got the money to go to a firm like Ares, which will engineer and build you a surprisingly great interpretation of that idea.

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The end result ends up looking like the Lexus LC 500 convertible.

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That's no bad thing, the LC 500 is one of the best looking convertibles on sale now.

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To make the conversion work, Ares lost the rear doors and B-pillars.

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It then had to add in considerable amounts of bracing to keep the body of the car rigid.

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It also opted to completely redo the interior.

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It's still recognizable as a Model S inside, but with a little flair.

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The Ares Model S convertible was built as a one-off for a client.

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So we don't know what it cost to build, but we expect it was a lot.

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