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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The vehicle features gullwing doors, a long, muscular bonnet, a short deck profile, while the rear deck has a slight spoiler.
The super sports car with its hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors went to the virtual Gran Turismo 6 racetrack when the new racing game went on sale in December 2013 -- as the first of the "Vision Gran Turismo" series of vehicles.
Among them is the SLS AMG special Black Edition from late 2013, which was a bit of a misnomer because the model I drove was white, with gullwing doors.
A further highlight is provided by the gullwing doors, a hallmark Mercedes design element which has been brought up to date.
The DeLorean, as the car was called (it's the car featured in the movie, "Back to The Future"), was a stylish sports car with gullwing doors.
The car's gullwing doors (yes, he actually fitted gullwing doors on a Nano) can also be opened and closed with a simple app command.
Despite the crowd-pleasing gullwing doors, other exotic supercar rivals have more exclusive looks, especially inside.
In fixed-top coupe form with its unique gullwing doors, this design has already stopped the celebrity set in its tracks, with an endless list of high profile owners forsaking Ferrari and turning Teutonic, Eddie Murphy, Mark Wahlberg, Floyd Mayweather, Boris Becker, Jonathan Ross, Jay Kay, David Beckham and Roger Federer all among them.
But for anyone who enjoys edgeof-the-seat excitement, superb driving dynamics and all the tech spec you can shake a stick at then what does it matter how gracefully you climb in or out of the 'very' low-slung i8 via the gullwing doors.
Featuring three seats configured in Y-formation like the Maclaren F1 supercar that places the driver in the middle of the car, the XD has a futuristic body shell made from a pioneering mix of carbon fibre and Kevlar, and features a touchscreen dashboard and electrically operated gullwing doors.
The first model, a pinkish violet three-seater with gullwing doors, proudly dominates the workshop of Dok-Ing, a company run by Vjekoslav Majetic in one of Zagreb's industrial suburbs.
Models Katie Larmour and Roz Purcell showed their class at Belfast's famous cranes Samson and Goliath as they get to grips with a magnificent Mercedes SLS, complete with gullwing doors from E25 Supercar Club.