gull-wing door


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gull-wing door

[¦gəl ‚wiŋ ′dȯr]
(design engineering)
A door on an automotive vehicle that is hinged at the top, opens upward, and, in the open position, resembles an airplane gull wing.
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Gull-wing doors were chosen ahead of traditional ones to increase access and with no bulky pillars in the door frame, visibility was increased, too.
DeLorean once made a stainless steel car with signature gull-wing doors, but he fell from prominence after legal entanglements in the 1980s, including bankruptcy, divorce and an acquittal on cocaine smuggling charges.
The model is an evolution of the one-litre concept vehicle and features an ultra-sleek silhouette, covered rear wheel arches and gull-wing doors.
8 seconds, wowed visitors with its stunning gull-wing doors and low-slung, sleek styling.
The gull-wing doors give easier access to the lowslung interior, where there are just two seats.
With its aviation-inspired cockpit, gull-wing doors and 'fighter jet' style roof controls, the C-Metisse, is aiming to prove that a high performance car could also be green.
The stainless steel cars - which featured exotic gull-wing doors - soon became a firm poster favourite for the walls of teenage boys.
Fully articulating gull-wing doors generate double and triple takes.
Lastly, is the Nepta, a four-seat cabriolet with gull-wing doors.
His collection of classic cars includes three Ferraris and a Mercedes with gull-wing doors.
And so John DeLorean won his place in automobile history with a futuristic car with gull-wing doors and a stainless steel body, which would have left any self-respecting white elephant puffing in the shade.
Standing for Ultra Fuel Economy, the aluminium and composite-bodied minicar weighs only 570kg and has a truncated teardrop shape with twin gull-wing doors hinged in the centre of the roof.