Lamborghini Countach side and front view

What are Lamborghini Scissor Doors?

Lamborghini Scissor Doors

Scissor Doors, also known as Lambo Doors, switchblade doors, Lamborghini Doors, etc., are a common staple within the Lamborghini brand. So much so, that even when featured on other vehicles, drivers can’t help but to refer to the door’s native roots.

The doors are characterized as scissors because instead of opening like regular car doors, they open upward and pivot at the front of the door, behind the fender, much like scissor blades.

Lamborghini Countach three-angled view

While you may think that scissor doors were created for styling purposes, there’s actually more to them than that. Of course, they do offer a distinct, unmistakably powerful look, but they were also seen as a necessity for safety. One of the original purporters of the spider door, the Lamborghini Countach, had poor rear visibility and in order to drive in reverse, drivers had to lean out the door and look behind them to see properly. Opening the doors upward allowed drivers to open the door without fear of hitting anything while backing up.

Though the visibility issue was resolved with later models like the Lamborghini Diablo and Murcielago, the spider door tradition continued.

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Find your Lamborghini in Palm Beach, FL

If you’re interested in finding a Lamborghini model with the unique and distinguishable spider doors, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Lamborghini Palm Beach, we have a selection of models available with the spider doors. This includes the Murcielago and the Countach. If you’re interested in these vehicles, give us a call or contact us online to set up a test drive.