Scissor doors (also called flap doors, wing doors, beetle-wing doors, turtle doors, switchblade doors, swing-up doors, upswing doors, Lamborghini doors, and Lambo doors) are automobile doors that rotate vertically at a fixed hinge at the front of the door, rather than outward as with a conventional door.
What are the doors on a DeLorean called?
Most associated with the DeLorean sports car of Back to the Future fame, gullwing doors open on hinges placed at the top of the door. This means they open upward, resembling a large bird unfolding its wings. Hence the name gullwing doors, also sometimes called falcon doors.
What are the car doors called that open on top and bottom?
Layout. While scissor doors move straight up via hinge points at the bottom of a car’s A-pillar, butterfly doors move up and out via hinges along the A-pillar. This makes for easier entry and exit, at the expense of requiring more clearance than needed for scissor doors.
Which car has wing doors?
Apart from the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL of the mid-1950s and the experimental Mercedes-Benz C111 of the early 1970s, the best-known examples of road-cars with gull-wing doors are the Bricklin SV-1 from the 1970s, the DMC DeLorean from the 1980s, and the Tesla Model X of the 2010s.