On Tuesday, 26 November 2013 07:52:19 UTC, GB wrote:
The advert seemed heavily shopped. I couldn't fathom whether it was a rotating unit or an accordion. How much door panel goes under the car and where does it get the space to rotate?
And what protects the panel from road debris?
I remember a video of some model or other with gullwing doors
specifically showing that they /could/ be opened in quite a minimal gap,
comparable to the minimum needed to get in/out of an ordinary car.
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?
On Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:23:12 UTC, Scott M wrote:
They look drop dead sexy, but what happens when the whole side of the car d
rops open and the munchkins in the back decide to unbuckle and jump out? Al
so, surely it makes for less security when the nearby scrote suddenly has f
ull access to whatever is on the back seats?
I still wouldn't mind owning a Mercedes SL300 gullwing, despite my
diesel estate car having a higher top speed, better acceleration,
greater economy, vastly superior road holding, much more comfort and an
engine that doesn't need an oil change every 200 yards.
Oh indeed - a real classic design. But although the doors were a good idea
where they could be opened easily, you then had to negotiate a massive
sill. I've sat in one many years ago.
All of which easily forgiven when driving one, I'd guess.
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