SAAB Tuning

Are Scissor Doors really that awesome?

Saab Viggen lambo doors

Supercars still fit “Lambo” (Scissor) and Gullwing doors but on the roads and parking lots sometimes we can see aftermarket upgrades of ordinary cars, including Saab cars. If you weren’t aware, the proper name for doors that slightly pop out, then raise up, is not “Lambo doors”. They’re called scissor doors. Yes, Lamborghinis do have this style of entrance, but they weren’t the originators.

It is clear, for supercars – these doors have a function, in all other “ordinary cars” – generally have no function, except that “embellish” the car. Opinions are divided, you like this kind of upgrade, or do not like. Saab company had its own Lambo solution – The entire top section of the car opens in this cockpit canopySaab Aero-X:

Saab Aero-X
Saab Aero-X

On the Internet, we can see numerous examples of Saab car with lambo doors. There are specialized services that offer upgrade kits, and they offer upgrade kits for almost all models of cars Saab

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Saab 9-3 Convertible with lambo doors

Saab 9-3 lambo door

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


  • Hey! That’s my SAAB, “The Gryphon” at the bottom! That pic was taken from my “MySpace” page circa 2004 when the door conversion was first completed (after a month at the customizer), before it went to another shop the next week for further tweaking, evidenced by the chrome accent band still on the front bumper and lack of Aero. Weird how this crappy interim pic is all over the internet, including cheap “scissor (lambo) door” kits. It was not cheap, simple or easy- a month in the shop, lots of geometry fiddling and engineering as well as custom billet hinges and upgraded air struts. I still have her and I’m sure have better pictures than THAT pixalated newborn wings mess, LOL- LMK!

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