27 JUNE 2006: UPDATE FOR VISITORS FROM THE MIATA FORUM
Welcome, but you should know that the picture below is just an artist’s rendering based on speculation that the Sonett (if there will be one) would be based on the Solstice/Sky.
Since it’s unveiling back in Feb/Mar, it’s now rumoured that there may be a 2-seater that utilises the Aero-X conceptual design. For an artist’s impression, click here and then scroll down to the picture at the bottom of the link after the page loads.
I received this picture via email several months ago. At the time, it started popping up an many different places, which was one of the reasons I decided against publishing it. The second reason was due to the fact that the convertible in the picture was quite obviously, to my eye at least, based upon the idea of the Sonett concept being drawn from the Pontiac Solstice. Right around the time I received the image, it was made known that the concept was not going to be based on the Solstice, so I refrained from publishing it.
Given that interest is peaking again, and given that the hardtop in the image might be a little closer to what we could expect, I’ve decided, well, what the heck. I will stress, however, that as far as I know the creator of this image is not a Saab employee, or a GM employee. As far as I can tell, this is a great piece of computer generated imagery that has no basis in the truth – just great execution of one man’s idea based on some information that was available at the time (i.e. the Solstice base for the concept).
Use of image courtesy of artist: David Joost