Do Lamborghini models still have scissor doors?

By Product Expert | Posted in History, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini Diablo, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Murcielago on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 9:43 pm
Lamborghini Countach gray side view with scissor door open

Which Lamborghini models have had scissor doors?

Scissor doors, or doors that open vertically from beneath the A pillar, are often referred to as Lambo Doors, but which Lamborghini models have had scissor doors, which model was first, and are they still used today? We have your answers.

Lamborghini Countach white front door scissor doors openFirst Lamborghini model to use scissor doors

The Countach was a revolutionary model in so many ways, and it was the first Lamborghini model to feature the iconic Lambo Doors. Actually, it was also the first production car to ever feature the scissor door style.

The idea came from the mind of Marcello Gandini who was heavily involved in not just the design on the Countach but also the Miura, Diablo, and countless other iconic cars for manufacturers the world over.

Lamborghini models with scissor doors

The Countach was the Lamborghini model to own from 1974 until 1990. Other models came and went in that time including the Silhouette, Jalpa, and the LM002, but none of them included the iconic scissor doors.


LM002 vs Urus


The first model to take on the scissor doors besides the Countach was the Diablo. As the replacement for the Countach, it was a natural fit for the Diablo to include one of the most distinguishing features of the Countach. The Diablo was also the first Lamborghini model to outsell the Countach and it did so in 11 years. For some perspective, the Countach was in production for 16 years.

The Diablo successor also took up the scissor doors, and so the tradition continued. The Diablo successor was the Murcielago, and the Murcielago marked a new strategy for the Lamborghini brand. Lamborghini would now field two sports car models at the same time. One a high-end performance model, and the other still high-end, but a little more attainable. That lower model at the time was the Gallardo, and it featured traditional doors instead of the more exotic scissor doors.

Lamborghini Diablo purple with scissor doors open side view

Diablo

Lamborghini Murcielago white with scissor doors open front view

Murcielago

Lamborghini Aventador S blue side view with scissor doors openDoes the Aventador S have scissor doors?

The Aventador was the replacement for the Murcielago, and the Aventador S is the latest version of the Aventador. As you would expect, the Aventador and Aventador S both feature scissor doors.

The Gallardo was replaced by the Huracan, and—like the Gallardo—the Huracan also came with traditional doors. If you want scissor doors in a modern Lamborghini, then you want an Aventador.


History of all-wheel drive Lamborghini models


One Response to “Do Lamborghini models still have scissor doors?”

  1. James Murdock says:

    Where can you get Lamborghini manufacturing scissor doors for Gallardo ??.

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