Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
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.
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.
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.
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.