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Gullwing doors on a F355

I love the F355. I think its the prettiest Ferrari to date. But I always figured that my dream car would have gullwing doors. Has anyone seen gullwing doors on a Ferrari? I'm not talking abt those lambo doors, I'm talking abt the ones u find on a Delorean.

Can gullwing doors be put on a F355? And would it look good with them??
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Not sure if this would work on a spider . . . .
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Not sure if this would work on a spider . . . .
Yeah I'm sure it won't. But maybe a Berlinetta or a GTS...
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I love the F355. I think its the prettiest Ferrari to date. But I always figured that my dream car would have gullwing doors. Has anyone seen gullwing doors on a Ferrari? I'm not talking abt those lambo doors, I'm talking abt the ones u find on a Delorean.

Can gullwing doors be put on a F355? And would it look good with them??
I enjoy modding cars in general, and tasteful mods on Ferrari's, but I'd have to say that gullwing doors would probably rank at or near the bottom of my list to put on any Ferrari. The only things that might rank lower would be scissors doors and neon lighting.

IMO this would cheapen the looks and the value of the car, and conservatively guessing, you'd probably eliminate 95% of the people who might be interested in purchasing the car once you've grown tired of it.

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Well its either give the F355 gullwing doors or give a Delorean a Ferrari V8. :P
Which suits better? lol
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Everyone thinks Gullwing doors are a pain and impractical but not truly so..
These videos should prove it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8bP2njGfpY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CLvA7Y5law

People have said that if I like the Delorean doors so much, why not get a Delorean considering that car is as equally as iconic.
Well for two reasons. One its not as fast or as balanced as a F355 and 2, I wanted to get something more modern.
Some have said that if I wanted something more modern, why not get a Mercedes SLS??? It has gullwing doors..
Answer, it doesn't look half as good as a F355, let's be honest.. :P
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I enjoy modding cars in general, and tasteful mods on Ferrari's, but I'd have to say that gullwing doors would probably rank at or near the bottom of my list to put on any Ferrari. The only things that might rank lower would be scissors doors and neon lighting.

IMO this would cheapen the looks and the value of the car, and conservatively guessing, you'd probably eliminate 95% of the people who might be interested in purchasing the car once you've grown tired of it.
Giving a Ferrari Lambo doors is like sleeping with the enemy. LOL
Boo on the neon lighting... call me crazy, but its either give a F355 gullwing doors or give a Delorean a Ferrari V8.. Either way, I'm getting a rear engined V8 car with gulling doors.
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go for the mercedes sls then

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go for the mercedes sls then
Doesn't look half as good as a F355 to me. Plus, the engine is in the front. Awesome sounding engine though.
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you want it? I can build it! lol
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Haha.. Generous offer... :P How much does a conversion like that cost???
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Lambo doors (the scissor opening type) are the coolest. IMO they do belong on the Lambo exclusively because they are just soo outrageous. But the 355 could pull it off. I saw a vette that had them and frankly the car was so tastefully modded that it actually looked good.
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Any car tastefully modded looks really good. I've seen lambo style scissor doors on an Alfa Brera. Really made the car look even more exotic.
But to me the Ferrari F355 is probably the best looking Ferrari and nothing has taken its crown yet. The 458 comes pretty close though, but still not good enough.
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