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Robert Emslie December 12, 2012 Hooniverse Asks

The funny thing is, not only has only one series of Lamborghini models possessed scissor-style doors, but those weren’t even the progenitors of the form! The first car to offer that egress option was, while Italian, not a Lambo. It was instead an Alfa Romeo, the Carabo show car to be exact. The six degrees of Kevin Bacon between that car and Lamborghini’s Countach – which was the first production car to carry the doors – was Marcello Gandini, the flamboyance-obsessed designer of both.

Despite their origin, and the fact that more Bull-brand cars have lacked them than possessed the skyward-reaching doors, they will forever be known as Lambo doors. That name is applied even when the doors themselves are affixed to the likes of Mustangs and Kia Rios. The aftermarket Lambo doors differ from the source material in that they don’t just raise and lower like Atlanta Braves’ fans simultaneously supporting their team and denigrating the rich history of Native Americans, they articulate out in their original arc and then reach for the clouds.

Some of these scissor door cars – both professional and amateur – adopt the feature admirably, looking way cool. Other times it’s a prime indicator that the car’s owner is a raving douchebag who’ll have you questioning humanity, and will probably knock up your sister.  They also leave tan in a can on the toilet seat when making a deposit at the first bank of porcelain, which is like the biggest irritation there is. Seriously people, drape before you drop! Regardless of their owners, is there a non-Lambo car that has has Lambo doors that you don’t actually hate? Okay, let’s take that one step further, is there a non-Lambo that actually looks awesome with Lambo doors?

Image: [PelicanParts]

Currently there are "103 comments" on this Article:

  1. Tanshanomi says:

    None. At all. Period.
    Next question, please.

  2. muthalovin says:

    <img src="http://www.curve-ad.com/s2/photo/10059/DSC_0011.jpg&quot; width=550>

    Not even an NSX looks good with lambo doors.

  3. TDI_FTW says:

    I happen to like the doors on the McLaren MP4-12C. They don't really "scissor" as they still move sideways a bit as illustrated in the second photo.
    <img src="http://photo.netcarshow.com/McLaren-MP4-12C_Spider_2013_photo_01.jpg&quot; width="600">
    Picture from netcarshow.com

    <img src="http://www.thesupercars.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/2011-McLaren-MP4-12C-front-view.jpg&quot; width="600">
    Picture from thesupercars.org

  4. DasWauto says:

    I love the Spyker C8 Aileron.

    <img src="http://0.tqn.com/d/exoticcars/1/0/-/C/-/-/SpykerAileronDoor.jpg&quot; width="600">

    Though it looks like the door moves outward a little bit too.

    <img src="http://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/newsevents/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/IMG_0683.JPG-536×402.jpg&quot; width="536">

  5. POLAЯ says:

    I would've NEVER done it to mine, but the Ol' Mister pulls it off quite nicely.

    <img src="http://www.modified-cars.info/Images/Pictures/Toyota-MR2-Lambo-Doors-600.jpg"&gt;

  6. Vavon says:

    It only looks good if the rear-doors are Lambo-doors too… (YUK!)
    <img src="http://scissor-doors.com/cart-v138/images/models/rear%20lambo%20doors.gif"&gt;

  7. OA5599 says:

    Bumblebee's doors were momentarily vertical.

    [youtube L6pBjIXcxKI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6pBjIXcxKI youtube]

  8. quattrovalvole says:

    <img src="http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2004/2004-Koenigsegg-CCR-Front-Doors-Open-1920×1440.jpg&quot; width=640>

    not sure if it qualifies as "lambo door" though

    • Scandinavian Flick says:

      There it is!

      I'm glad I have finally learned to not bother with a Google image search until I reach the bottom of the comments.

  9. engineerd says:

    The only two cars I would give a pass for their Lambo doors are wedges:

    Vector W8
    <img src="http://teamspeed.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=40735&d=1264389714"&gt;

    Dome Zero
    <img src="http://img.motorpasion.com/dome_zero-01.jpg"&gt;

  10. Devin says:

    This count?

    <img src="http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Toyota-Sera.png&quot; width="500">

    I'll go with flamboyant doors only looking good if installed at the factory, however.

  11. POLAЯ says:

    Has anyone ever bought a Lamborghini with said Lambo doors and fit it with conventional doors?

  12. longrooffan says:

    Although it was commented at the time that these weren't really Lambo doors, these are the only ones I like, including those on the originals, although those on $kaykog's GT look pretty sweet

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8266360917_2b4f387ea3.jpg&quot; width="500" height="375" alt="corvetteproto">

  13. Preludacris says:

    <img src="http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/attachments/f25/25010d1211388121-vertical-doors-personal-june-2007-14-.jpg&quot; width="600">
    You know, I don't hate Lambo doors, I just don't see the point of them unless the shape of the car requires them. It's a lot like an immaculate engine bay in that it will only impress people at shows. Most passersby will never know how much work or money you put into it.

  14. name_too_long says:

    Strictly vertical doors:
    Bugatti EB110

    Expanded to butterfly doors:
    McLaren F1
    Ferrari Enzo

  15. Reuven says:

    The ab-fab Citroen C-Metisse concept would disagree. I want this car so, so much.

    <img src="http://www.diecast.org/data/sac_cars/nv181595_1.jpg&quot; >

    Sorry if I screw up the image, been awhile.


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