Hamann Wry: Lamborghini Tuner Gets "Other" Lambo Doors

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Regular Lamborghini-style scissor doors weren't enough for the customization wonks at Germany's Hamann tuning house. In working up their worked-over version of the Lamborghini Gallardo Spider, they created their own, proprietary version of the portals, which open outward like the wings of a black-tailed platyaciferous (right, totally fake bird). Other trappings include a chipped-out engine computer — boosting horsepower to 550 and increasing top speed to 199 mph — aero kit, eight-piston brakes, 19" and 20" wheels and a silk shirt open to the navel. Sorry, that last one's an option.

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Also, I like lambo doors... but gullwing doors more-so. I would imagine the costs would keep most manufacturers away from the idea. That, along with the common misconception that they take more room to open.

The doors on this car are normally called "butterfly" doors I believe. Scissor doors go straight up, and require no room at all to open. Gullwings require less room than a normal door because the hinge is at the center of the roof, not at the top of the door. Butterfly doors do use more room to open(actually about the same as a normal door, but you can't really get out of them unless they are fully open, unlike normal doors), which is why you don't see them on many cars. The SLR has them but they open more frontwards which I think fixes the problem. This solution on the lambo seems rushed and is totally impractical... then again, I guess that describes all lambos in general.