Pictured above are drawings from a patent recently filed by Ferrari for a new door opening. Ferrari claims it is both radical and practical. What makes it unique is that the door includes part of the front fender. According to Autoblog, it also “hinges upward like the butterfly door from a LeMans racer.” I can’t understand the patent drawings even slightly though.
The opening is designed so that “occupants can place their foot directly behind the front wheel.” It works just as well with front-engined cars as it does with mid and rear-engined cars. The design is reportedly “easy and cost-effective to make.”
Autoblog noticed an issue with the A-pillar and windscreen, and I think I see what they mean, but I still can’t make much sense of the patent drawings. Anyone mind helping out?