The Tesla Mannequin S taking pictures brake conversion designed by Niels van Roij out of London will make an look on the design home’s stand subsequent month on the Geneva Motor Present.
However some issues have modified since we noticed the completed conversion final Could. In an electronic mail, Van Roij tells Autoblog that RemetzCar, the Dutch coach builder that dealt with the conversion and was planning to construct 20 examples, has closed its doorways. “Nonetheless,” he says, “this doesn’t imply the one mannequin is the one one which will likely be coachbuilt; our firm has a portfolio of coachbuilders able to coachbuilding the automotive.”
To recap, Dutch automotive collector Floris de Raadt commissioned the conversion after seeing RemetzCar’s Mannequin S hearse (!) conversion. The customizer, utilizing van Roij’s design, made new aluminum physique panels for prolonged hips, a brand new C-pillar, reshaped roof and new tailgate with an built-in spoiler. The Mannequin S’s excessive shoulders have been retained, however van Roij made considered use of chrome to increase across the rear facet home windows so as to add visible size and scale back the visible mass. The Niels van Roij Design badges on the vent glass are every handmade, that means they’re every barely totally different from each other, and the seat piping and glove field carries the identical good-looking metallic inexperienced as the outside, contrasting it in opposition to the beige inside.
Van Roij says the Mannequin SB, because it’s known as, is certainly on the market, beginning at round €107,000, or about $121,000. By means of comparability, British customizer Qwest Norfolk final 12 months unveiled its personal Mannequin S taking pictures brake mannequin, which begins at $84,000, not together with the acquisition of a Mannequin S itself. Additionally complicating issues is the truth that the car sported RemetzCar badging on the entrance and tailgate.
In the meantime, van Roij says the studio is presently exhausting at work on its subsequent challenge, the Breadvan Hommage race automotive impressed by the one-off custom-made 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, additionally commissioned by a personal patron. The design home is offering weekly updates on that challenge on its web site.