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Model X Falcon Doors

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  1. Robert.Boston

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    #1 Robert.Boston, Jan 9, 2012
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    Analyst Calls Tesla Model X Electric Crossover “Fast, Roomyâ€￾

    "Falcon door"? I can't believe that you'd say "falcon door" to me "self-lifting door handles." Sounds to me like some variant on gull-wing? Or perhaps some large slider, like this:
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    Odd term; do we mean a falcon diving or landing?
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    Or Space X's Falcon...

    Another Elon name favorite? (along with the "X")

    Wonder what his kid's middle names are?
     
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    I pictured the door popping out and sliding back, similar to what's pictured above. I can sort of see how that emulates a diving falcon wing.
     
  4. Larry Chanin

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    Maybe something like this Cadillac concept?

    "...its dramatic scissor-style doors extend outward and rotate forward, reducing the clearance required to get in and out of the vehicle."

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    Larry
     
  5. TEG

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    There are sometimes non-obvious safety and/or usability issues that prevent some "non-conventional" door designs from being acceptable.
    One thing to consider is "how do you open the doors if the car rolls onto the roof?"
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    Couldn't that be asked of cars with Lamborghini or gullwing doors as well?
     
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    Yep.

    Delorean and Mercedes too.
     
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    and koenigsegg
     
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    Gull-wing door - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    With gullwing doors there's also the additional downside of having your doors swing wide from the vehicle and possibly hitting the car next to you.

    That's why I had to trade in my Mercedes SLS AMG for a Lamborghini with the scissor doors :rolleyes:
     
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    Any door with a vertical lift, on an already-tall crossover vehicle, is going to be challenging to use in low-ceilinged garages.
     
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    Yep, I bet SpaceX has the technology to provide _that_ kind of falcon door... :wink:
     
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    I had these doors on my old Scirocco...after a snowstorm, the falcon doors always froze shut! :cursing::biggrin:
     
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    Not sure about the engineering hurdles but it would be cool if all door were auto opening/closing.
     
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    So we're going oth the assumption that they meant gullwing when they said falcon? If so, an suv with gullwing doors is going to be... Interesting. Wonder if they'll make production? Knowing elon though, if it's something he wanted, they definitely will.
     
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    Gull Wing doors on an CUV is a bad idea IMHO. I am still not sure exactly what a Falcon Door is.... Where is TEG when we need him ? :)
     
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    All the gullwing doors I've ever seen have been on two seaters. How would someone implement that with a 3-row crossover?
     

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