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Old 21st December 2010, 23:05   #1
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Merc 300SL Gullwing
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Lamborghini Countach
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DMC DeLorean
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Old 21st December 2010, 23:40   #2
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Scorcher...The Diablo, Countach, Murcielago, Murci Roadster, Murci SV, Reventon all have the same kind of doors. So choosing one means choosing all of 'em And they are my favorites. The 300SL and SLS too are a work of art.

BTW I'd add one more car here. The Aston Martin Rapide. The doors open beautifully at an upward angle.
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Old 21st December 2010, 23:48   #3
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Yep, agree but the way I see it each is a work of art in itself. Hence posted 'em differently. Purely for viewing pleasure.

DBS and DB9 too share the same slight up-ward opening doors like the Rapide. In fact, DB9 was the first to pull it off.
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All the above are merely funky style statements. What is seen in the below video is the most dramatic I have seen. And very useful too.

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Old 21st December 2010, 23:55   #5
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Dayyum! Samurai, I was just about to edit my post and add that video You got me at that, very dramatic indeed and would love to see some manufacturer implementing the tech in their cars soon.

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Lol Nice Thread and nice collection! Are only imports and super cars included or can we have the earlier FIATs with the doors opening towards the front or the wrong way as per today's standards. Rated 5.

Did you guys know that these can be custom made in India (Chamelion Bangalore, Coimbatore etc) for around 60K ? This is the quote I got when I enquired in Coimabatore for my Lancer.

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Old 22nd December 2010, 00:01   #7
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Its interesting to see some creating thinking by a few car makers on something as simple as a door

This is a Great compilation, Thanks for Sharing.

LOL Samurai, that really looks interesting

Pervez, I think what we have here are, manufacturers who thought differently & create different types of doors, while in case of Fiats & other cars of that era, it was more about the technology avilable for mass production than a creative attempt.

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That door system is very impressive, but it was never produced. The most impressive doors of the century are the dihedral synchro-helix Koenigsegg design. Although the most iconic doors are the Gullwings from the SL or the LAmborghini Scissor doors.
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Pervez, I think what we have here are, manufacturers who thought differently & create different types of doors, while in case of Fiats & other cars of that era, it was more about the technology avilable for mass production than a creative attempt.
Damn! . I thought there was a 300SL so we could have an earlier FIAT! That door was a more than an embarassment than design
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Thanks guys, for the good words. Appreciate it!

@Cyrus - Couldn't agree with you more buddy, Hats off, Koenigsegg!


EDIT: Adding one more video. Now that's the way to roll. Check the plates guys, Awesome!

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The butterfly doors on the SLR and McLaren F1 actually look cooler than scissor doors. Just that Lambos look more aggressive with the scissor doors.
The Koenig's doors look terrific!

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How can one forget this one?

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Dramatic or not, you decide. Since we're talking doors, I feel the Isdera Commendatore needs a mention out here.
I'd also mention the SERA since it's been quite a sensation in India.

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My God!! How on earth did I miss the Enzo? I did shortlist it for the first post but forgot to add. Thanks Dippy! Awesome snap, the car next to it looks like a LP640 Versace Edition.
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I would like to add Mazda RX-8 into the list.

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That door system is very impressive, but it was never produced. The most impressive doors of the century are the dihedral synchro-helix Koenigsegg design. Although the most iconic doors are the Gullwings from the SL or the LAmborghini Scissor doors.
The BMW Z1 roadster came with vertical-sliding doors.

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