Butterfly doors are a type of car door sometimes seen on high-performance cars. They are slightly different from scissor doors. While scissor doors move straight up via hinge points at the bottom of a car’s A-pillar, butterfly doors move up and out via hinges along the A-pillar.
Why do car doors open upwards?
In fact, the car’s upward opening doors would enable the drivers to lean their upper body out of the hatch in order to see behind the car while reversing, thus remedying to the car’s poor rear visibility – and parking in tight spaces!
What do scissor doors look like?
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. While you may think that scissor doors were created for styling purposes, there’s actually more to them than that.
How many doors does a car have?
Passenger cars will typically have two-doors (such as coupes) or four-doors (such as sedans).