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Gian86
06-01-2005, 04:16 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.gizmag.com.au/watermark.php?p=4096_1060581554.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gizmag.com.au/watermark.php?p=4096_1060581456.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gizmag.com.au/watermark.php?p=4096_1060581435.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gizmag.com.au/watermark.php?p=4096_1060581635.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Gizmag.com.au

Gian86
06-01-2005, 04:19 AM
June 1, 2005. Swiss automotive design customizing Rinspeed has given us some of the most innovative four-wheeled designs of the last decade, usually with cars that morph from one shape or purpose to another, such as the Presto, Bedouin, Splash and Senso. This time there's no morphing, just a new and exclusive look for the Porsche 911 (997). Whether Carrera or Carrera S, Coupe or Convertible, Rinspeed has an aerodynamics package for these models, with the highlight being the reworked original doors now swing upwards instead of laterally, for the distinctive gullwing look.<p>The original front bumper is accentuated by a front spoiler lip which increases the down force. Aesthetically designed side sills let the 997 appear to be lower and more stretched. A fixed rear wing optimizes the effect of the movable factory rear spoiler and underlines the powerful and sporty looks. <p>The rear bumper add-on lip in a diffuser design extends the bumper downwards and sets the twin angular double exhaust tips of the sport muffler effectfully in scene. The Swiss tuner also offers the well-known aluminium wheel in the "R5/1" design either in 18 inch or 19 inch. The front axle takes at most an 8.5x19" and the rear axle an 11x19" wheel. Tires of the dimensions 235/35-19 and 315/25-19 then are mounted. To complete the program for the 997 Rinspeed also offers a wide variation of exhaust systems from angular double end tips to a flow optimized sport exhaust inclusive tubular headers, metal catalytic converters and rear muffler. A highlight is set by the gull wing doors by the Swiss customizing company. The original doors swing upwards instead of laterally. An awesome and exclusive look is guaranteed. Suspension wise Rinspeed opts for either sporty springs with a lowering of approximately 25 mm (1 inch) or alternatively an in height and stiffness adjustable coil over suspension kit which can also be used for vehicles equipped with the PASM. The interior is enhanced by full leather trims in any color and variation, carbon decor elements, air bag sport steering wheels, aluminium pedals, foot rests and shift knobs.<p>Source: Gizmag<br>

Santeno
06-01-2005, 07:19 AM
Gizmag needs to re-do their research. Those are Scissor style doors, not gullwings. Gullwing style doors are hinged at or near the top of the door, onto a re-enforced central rib running over the roof of the car. Gullwing doors open upward (not forward). since the doors usuall follow the countour of the car's sides, when open the doors appear to jut sideways. their curvature makes them resemble the wings of seagulls.<p>Here is an example of what I'm describing, a MB 300 SL Gullwing Coupe:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/images/gullwing.jpg" BORDER="0">

kevinb120
06-01-2005, 02:12 PM
Coming soon to a rap video near you in Gucci paint.....

turbonium959
06-01-2005, 08:31 PM
Do tell how this is a gullwing? Looks just like another tuner went hyper on "lambo doors!"

Comrade
06-01-2005, 09:13 PM
aaaaah, my dream car! <br>I like the rims BTW.

Uberwagon
06-01-2005, 10:28 PM
When you absolutely, positively have to make sure that everyone knows you have money but no taste whatsoever...

KebabGud
06-02-2005, 06:15 PM
Gullwing my *** and the lambo thing is just so ricer..<br>why not try something more original? like koenigsegg doors :P<br>(they look good.. the best of a normal door and lambo.. perfect)

Gian86
06-02-2005, 07:47 PM
I didn't know how Gizmag called Gullwing on rinspeed car which is wrong!!! This is weird. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
06-02-2005, 09:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When you absolutely, positively have to make sure that everyone knows you have money but no taste whatsoever...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, no. That would be the job of their Chopster concept. <p>And Santeno, I agree with the gull wing/scissor door distinction. Get it straight, people!

Comrade
06-05-2005, 07:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When you absolutely, positively have to make sure that everyone knows you have money but no taste whatsoever...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You find that tasteless? I wanna see you comment on this:<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/01_450.74638.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I think scizzor doors like this are just a really desireable feature. It's not like they've ruined the car or anything

Top Secret
06-06-2005, 03:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Gullwing my *** and the lambo thing is just so ricer..<br>why not try something more original? like koenigsegg doors :P<br>(they look good.. the best of a normal door and lambo.. perfect)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Or Swan Doors, like the DB9. Which swing out, then up.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.rsportscars.com/foto/02/amdb904_02.jpg" BORDER="0">