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Thursday, October 22, 2015

5 Cars With Gullwing Doors That Aren’t the DeLorean DMC-12

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Typically when you see the phrase “gullwing doors,” it’s followed soon after by a picture of the DeLorean DMC-12. Even more so today on this celebratory Back to the Future Day. But DeLorean wasn’t the first—nor the last for that matter—to put the famed gullwing doors to use. Here’s five of our favorite cars that use gullwing doors.
 
 

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Arguably more famous than the DeLorean for its gullwing doors, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL was one of the first to use the setup. The car itself is stunning in every sense of the word, with the doors opening up to expose every inch of the interior.


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Tesla Model X

The introduction of the Tesla Model X brought with it the latest car to put to use gullwing—er, excuse me, “Falcon” doors. Unlike many before it though, this is the first SUV to ever put the doors to use.

Other than just looking pretty, these doors serve a very specific purpose. In a crowded parking lot, they’re easy to open allowing simpler entry and exit for the tiny tikes trying to squeeze in the back seat.


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Pagani Huayra

Every inch of this car was designed with care. It’s one of the most dramatic looking supercars on the market at the moment. The dramatics are only aided by the use of gullwing doors—because why not.


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Bricklin SV-1

Though it was only on the market for two years (1974-1976), the brainchild of American millionaire Malcom Bricklin is a staple for gullwing enthusiasts. The SV-1 was produced in Canada, and didn’t see much success. We still love it.


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Gumpert Apollo

It was the dream of a former Audi engineer to create a car that exceeded expectations in both design and performance. At least he accomplished the latter. While the design of the Apollo was questionable, at best, the gullwing doors did give it the proper dramatics it needed to be considered a proper supercar.