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Huh, what gull wing? :)



Seriously, is there any other application for the gull wing beside making entry/exit easier? It would seem a bit akward to have to open the door, open the gull wing, enter the car, close the door, then close the gull wing. :confused:
 

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Allan Gibbs said:

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Seriously, is there any other application for the gull wing beside making entry/exit easier?
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That reason is plenty enough for me for any low, hard-to-get-into sports cars. That's why I like convertibles. I almost always have the top down, putting it up only when absolutely necessary, which takes less than 10 seconds, anyway.

The gull wing top also allows storing the top (at least part of it) within the car, something you can't do with the regular hard top.

If you like showing off, I would think that the gull wing also attracts a lot of attention.
 

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I was hoping the gull wing was made of glass so that if it was cold and you had them on, it would still let the sunlight in. Those look like they are blacked out/solid.

Do they make glass tops? I really need an open top feeling if I can't actually go topless for some reason (rain, cold, long highway travel).
 

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transio said:
Wouldn't the regular hardtop add more stiffness to the frame than the gullwing?
I think the stiffness comes mostly from the frame, i.e. targa vs cabriolet 911's. A full frame would be stiffer than the targa top Elise where the bolts and fasteners of the top are the weakest link.
 
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