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NEWS: Ferrari working on a new way to open doors


And they say it’s radical AND practical…wasn’t those the words used on the Koenigsegg’s as well?

Autocar came across a patent filing showing a few diagrams depicting this unique door setup.

What sets it apart is the fact that the new Ferrari door includes part of the front fender and hinges upward like the butterfly door from a LeMans racer.

Apparently the opening is large enough and shaped in such a way that “occupants can place their foot directly behind the front wheel.”

According to the patent application, that will make ingress and egress much easier for passengers in low-slung supercars, though the new door design is said to work just as well on front engined cars as it does for vehicles with their engines mounted aft or amidships. Even better, this design and its unique hinges are reported to be “easy and cost-effective to make”.

I’m just wondering why they’re using a DB7 as their choice of template.

[Autoblog]

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