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CAR DOOR TYPES YOU NEED TO KNOW

Here are all the car door types u need to know. Please leave your comments below

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Here Are All The Car Door Types You Need To Know

Here Are All The Car Door Types You Need To Know

Doors, like engines, are a very mundane part of every car. Once you start moving fast in a metal box with wheels, You will need something to keep you inside for safety.That is where a door comes in handy. Also, they keep burglars out and protect occupants from the effects of the elements, thus providing security from the outside. Automotive designers in their quest to create iconic pieces of automotive art create into their cars, doors that express how cool and powerful their cars are.
When Christian Von Koenigsegg set out to create one of the world's most powerful, flyest, supercar brands; he designed into his cars, doors that changed the game. Usually, high-end sports and luxury cars have more exciting doors as compared to the cars that us mere mortals drive. Brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg,Rolls Royce and other supercar brands are more recognizable partly because of their iconic doors.
Here Are All The Car Door Types You Need To Know

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Conventional Front-Hinged Door

Conventional Front-Hinged Door

Also known as regular doors, these type of doors are hinged at the front facing edge of the door sill, and so allows the door to swing outward from the body of the car.These doors are relatively safe in that if they are opened during forward motion of the vehicle, air resistance will work against the opening door and will effectively force its closure. These doors can be found on most production cars making them the industry standard.

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Sliding Door

Sliding Door

A sliding door is a type of door is mounted on or suspended from a track for the door to slide, usually horizontally. It is a feature predominately relegated to minibuses and buses to provide a large entrance or exit for passengers without obstructing the adjacent pathway between the vehicle and any adjoining object or the side(s) of passenger and commercial vans so as to allow a larger unobstructed access to the interior for loading and unloading.
Sliding doors are often used in mini MPVs such as the Toyota Porte and Peugeot 1007 and Renault Kangoo, but are more commonly used in full-sized MPVs like the Toyota Previa, the Citro├źn C8, the Peugeot 807, the Chrysler Voyager and the Kia Sedona.

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Scissor/Lamborghini Door

Scissor/Lamborghini Door

These type of doors rotate vertically on a fixed hinge at the front of the door sill rather than outward as with a conventional door.The first car to feature a scissor door was a 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo concept car designed by Marcello Gandini; but the first production car to feature these doors was a Lamborghini Countach. It went on to be featured in the Countach's successor, the Diablo and then on to the Murcielago. Having used the exotic door style for several of its flagship models; Lamborghini, the Italian manufacturer has become synonymous with the implementation of scissor doors, which are sometimes colloquially referred to as "Lambo Doors". Other auto brands that have used these doors are: Audi in their RS7 concept,Ferarri's LaFerarri Aperta,Renault's Alpine concept etc.

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Butterfly/Swan Door

Butterfly/Swan Door

These doors are quite similar to Scissor doors. The difference is, while Scissor doors move straight up via hinge points, the Butterfly/Swan door moves up and out. This makes for easier exit/entry because it creates a larger opening for unobstructed mobility. Cars that feature these doors are the Maclaren F1,Enzo Ferrari, BMW i8 etc.

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Gull/Falcon-Wing Door

Gull/Falcon-Wing Door

Gull- wing door, also known as Falcon- wing door is an automotive term describing car doors that are hinged at the roof rather than on the side, as pioneered by the 1952 Mercedes Benz 300 SL race car and its road legal version (W 198) introduced in 1954. Opening up and outward, the doors evoke the image of a sea gull's and/or a falcon's wings. Modern cars that feature these type of doors are the Tesla Model X, Mercedes Benz SLS, Lincoln Navigator concept , to name a few.

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Koenigsegg Dihedral Door

Koenigsegg Dihedral Door

Christian Von Koenigsegg started his supercar company in 1994 at the age of 22 and has never stopped pushing the envelope in automotive innovation. His cars have dihedral synchro-helical doors which when opened, push outward and rotate 90 degrees at the hinge.These doors are exclusive only to Koenigseggs.

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Canopy Door

Canopy Door

A canopy door is a type of door that sits on top of a car and lifts up in some way, to provide access for passengers. It is similar to an aircraft canopy. There are no set standards to canopies, so they can be hinged at the front, side or back although hinging at the front is most common. Canopy doors are rarely used on production cars, but are frequently used on the 'closed' variants of Le Mans Prototype endurance race cars. They are also sometimes used on concept cars.

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Suicide Door

Suicide Door

Relax, do not panic because as fearful and awesome as these doors sound,they do not actually make you want to kill yourself. Suicide doors are hinged on the trailing edges of the car's door sill. The term "suicide doors" was coined due to the potential of the door to fly open when the latch was released while the car was in motion. These doors are mostly installed as the rear doors on most Rolls Royce models, Honda element,Toyota FJ cruiser,BMW i3 etc.

So which of these doors would you like on your car?.....Leave your comment below