Make no mistake the Tesla Model X is iconic: if I was 12 again it would be a poster on my bedroom

I’m kinda fed up about writing about Tesla’s cars – fact is there simply isn’t a match for their quality, technology and refinement. Yes, you can have your brutish Bentley with crazy handling pulling tonnes of heavy steel or a Ferrari with the ride comfort of a unicycle – but the Tesla as a brand is would be on the post on my bedroom as a kid.

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Lamborghini Murciélago with scissor doors

Winged doors are the stuff of legend, and very few cars have ever pulled them off. Take the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing from the 1950’s – very cool looking but they never became commonplace. We do also see scissor doors from the likes of the German brand: Lamborghini who pioneered this subtly different door in the late 1960s and can be found on a few of their models (Murciélago).

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1955 Mercedes 300sl Gullwing

There is of course a different between scissor and gull-wing – that is primarily where the doors are hinged – in the gull-wing more at the top and the scissor case, there is a hinge often near the door mirror. We often see variants such as sliding doors – often on more family friendly cars such as the 1007 from Peugeot which aim to make getting the shopping in and out that much easier.

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Peugeot 1007 with sliding door mechanism.

The innovation from model X’s engineer is to add foldable gull-wing doors as rear doors which fold up and thus do not swing out – the bane of many a super-car driver that has tried parking in a tight spot. Couple this with the fact that rear seats are often the most difficult to get into personally and where we often place our load and shopping. Make no mistake having this door assembly will be iconic and be a real head-tuner and practical too. I can’t wait to get my hands on one to give it a go.