Are you over the whole Lambo/butterfly/suicide door craze? Rush on over to eBay and check out this Lincoln Mark VIII concept car’s method of entry and exit. Not done as a gimmick, the reasoning for the ‘disappearing door’ engineering is explained by the current owner:
“Lincoln executives were concerned about the heavy and wide doors on the Mark VIII in the early 1990′s especially in large cities with tight parking spots. They were toying with the idea of a Mark VIII that had doors that disappeared beneath the car which would require no additional space for the doors to swing open in order to allow the occupant to exit or enter. Back in the day, the major auto makers would sub-contract their concept designs to other engineering firms who specialiazed in auto concepts and executions. In this particular case, this Lincoln Mark VIII was shipped over to Joalto Design Inc. near Detroit.”
Be sure to check out the video of the doors in action… then watch again, and again, and again. But don’t count on “bolt-on kits” hitting our pages anytime soon.