You’ve Seen Gull-Wing and Suicide Doors. Now Meet the ‘Sidewinder.’

Uh ... WTF is it?

November 18, 2016 9:00 am

Because the interwebs are crammed full of crazy things, and sometimes the purpose of those things is not immediately discernible, we present WTF Is It?

So WTF is it?
A “sidewinder” door, as seen on the 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha, which lit up  the LA Auto Show earlier this week.

What’s it do?
It lets you into the car, duh. Obviously, you say? Not when you consider that the original Beast didn’t have any doors. You stepped onto the seat and slid in from above. But with the Alpha’s Targa-style removable panel roof, Rezvani needed an entry solution. Sidewinders were the obvious choice. Whereas commonplace doors swing open, the sidewinder door piece is mounted on a sliding hinge and glides in parallel to the chassis, similar to a van door.

Who makes it?
Rezvani Motors, the brainchild of thrill-seeking Cali boy Ferris Rezvani. The design is a result of a collaboration with award-winning auto designer Samir Sadikhov, also known for his work on models such as the Ferrari Xezri and the Aston Martin DBC concept.

Why do they make it?
Why not?

Can I buy one?
Sure! If you have $200k, they are taking orders now.

Should I buy one?
Sure! If you have $200k, agile knees and a solid ticker.

via Motor Authority

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