Once again, the curse of being asleep whilst Europe is awake strikes here at Trollhattan.
The first pic of the Aero-X has landed via the Geneva Motor Show website. Thanks to SaabKen for the heads-up.
Here are the details we’ve been able to ascertain about the car so far:
1. Vehicle name: Aero-X
2. Unveiling: Feb 27 at 5pm in a special event prior to the Geneva Motor Show
3. The car is purely a design concept, intended to give focus to Saab’s future design direction. It’s said to point towards the Sonett of the past and Saab’s aviation heritage in general and is based on a unique platform not currently in production.
4. The car will feature a 3 litre V6 (unverified) fitted with Biopower bits and twin turbo. The Saab press release mentions 400hp.
5. The ‘X’ designation, combined with the hefty horsepower indicates that AWD will be fitted.
6. The 2-door coupe body is reported to be around the size of an Aston Martin DB9 and features either upward tilting or sliding doors. A journo from Popular Mechanics who saw the sketches said “The front doors and the cockpit glass are connected and tilt forward in one big unit.”
7. The concept may possibly go into production on a shortened Epsilon II platform depending on public reaction.
This looks like a CGI to me rather than a genuine photograph of the car. Still, it’s apparently what we’re going to see in the next few days. I’d love to see some side-on and rear shots of the car. A closer look reveals a sloping back on the car (look through the windscreen) somewhat reminiscent of the Sonett II. I’m not sure about those big front air-dams. But that’s just me.
My first impression was a little underwhelming, but it’s growing on me and given that it’s just a concept, I think there’s plenty of production potential there.
So, whaddaya think? Hot or Not?