The Aero-X gallery – Sydney 2006

All these photos were taken at the Sydney Motor Show, October 2006.

There’s a whole bunch here, including some detail shots that you wouldn’t have seen before. About 40 or so in all. All of them are enlargeable.

My thanks to Richo for taking the photos, all of which are just sensational.

Enjoy!

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The Saab girls

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This is Dirk, the engineer who travels with the Aero-X wherever it goes. Before Sydney he was in Paris and after Sydney he was off to Beijing. Lucky guy.
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Richo, looking quite pleased to be sitting in the Aero-X.
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Inside the car with the roof down. A magic moment with a 180 degree view to remember it by.
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Some details you may not have known…..

A serial number on the bottom of the windscreen.
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Broad view of the windscreen, you can see the serial number on the bottom.
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Inside the rear tray, there’s a button to the left that opens the roof. There’s a button near the rear wheel on the passenger side to open the rear tray. These are all fall-backs just in case the remote Dirk’s holding (see pic of Dirk, above) gets a flat battery, which it did in Sydney.
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Look closely at the headlamp to the right, you’ll see the words DL Optics. The “DL” is for David Leary, the designer responsible for the interior lighting and dashboard of the car.
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The left headlamp has the code AL-X 100:1, which is a reference to Alex Daniel, exterior designer of the Aero-X. It’s believed other team members also have signatures or marks on hidden parts of the car.
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The Aero-X – inside

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Some Texture

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7 Comments

  1. One of the small details that I loved was the fact that the tyres looked like they’d had a good thrashing. Not bald but not showroom specials either.

    FWIW – don’t like the dash much – too much plastic.

    Swade – if you’re speaking to Agnetha (the taller of the blondes) can you remind her that she still owes me 20 bucks?

  2. Put on those wheels on the current 9-5 Aero and it will lift its appeal as fast as a Jet !!! These style of wheels should be produced like now and add them to the current range.

  3. 1. good modeling–the car and the women;

    2. yea, no exposed (lug) nuts;

    3. the last pic from the back is spectacular. saab should try to incorporate those lines in future models. the front needs more work, to lessen the “corvette look”; and

    4. this is what saab needs more of–style and sophistication (and less “me-too”–9-2x/9-7x).

    thx.

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