While there’s the more obvious benefits, like being able to enjoy amazing performance and incredible speed, little features are what really put supercars on their much-deserved pedestals. This is where the humble gas strut really comes into its own. Even the rarest of supercars use these clever little devices to provide their passengers with added convenience – sometimes in creative ways that owners don’t even realise!
Here, SGS takes a look at just a few examples of gas strut use within some of the world’s most lavish vehicles.
More Convenient Door Access
Thanks to the smooth and controlled opening mechanism that gas struts can provide, a number of supercars utilise them to offer more convenient door access, often in quite unique ways.
You might not necessarily associate supercars with storage, but many still come with the boot space and interior stowage you’d expect to find in an average road car. This is made all the more useful because of gas struts.
Lamborghini Gallardo coupe
In the engine bay of this luxury Mercedes-Benz you can find gas struts being used to support its substantial, eight-cylinder beast of an engine. They help keep it balanced and stop it from shifting around and coming into contact with the supercar’s body. Subsequently this aids performance by keeping the vehicle gripped to the road, especially when cornering quickly.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
So there you have it, just a few examples of supercars using gas struts. There may only be a few in our list but the reality is that there are many more supercars that have them fitted too. Equally, your average road car is more than likely to use them in one way or another; such is the versatility of these dynamic pieces of equipment.
Supercar owner or not, you may need to replace your car’s gas struts at some point to ensure you don’t miss out on the luxuries they afford you. Fortunately, we are experts when it comes to them and if you need any guidance, don’t hesitate to get in touch and SGS will be happy to help.