The $800,000 Saab Aero X Concept (Sexiest Back Ever!)
The $800,000 Saab Aero X 2006 Concept
Saab Aero-X is a concept car by Saab unveiled at the 2006 Salon
International de l'Auto. It is powered by a 6.8 L twin-turbocharged V12 running on pure ethanol that
produces 600 kW (800 hp). 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is predicted to be 3.9
s and top speed is 420 km/h (261 mph). It has a 7-speed manual
transmission controlled by paddles on the steering wheel.
Like the Saab turbo X, the Aero-X has
four wheel drive. The doors and windscreen are connected, so instead of
using conventional doors or even gullwing doors, it uses a cockpit canopy
where the entire top section of the car is opened. This offered the Aero
X's driver full 180 degree vision, and also facilitates entry and exit from
its low-slung cabin. The body is made of carbon fiber. The suspension is
electronically controlled. Even though it is a compact two-seat sports car,
it has reasonable storage, as the rear features two storage facilities,
with a conventional hatchback and sliding drawer underneath.
The interior offers "clean Scandinavian interior design". The car has no
ordinary dials and buttons; instead, data is displayed on acrylic 'clear
zones' in graphic 3D images. All interior and exterior lights utilize LEDs.
Although only a concept car, it has been well received, with many fans
calling for its production. Victor Muller has responded on the
SaabsUnited.com website, saying that it is not a priority for the company
"This study shows how the strength of the Saab brand heritage can inspire
bold, innovative design," said Bryan Nesbitt, the Executive Director of GM
Design Europe. "As we move forward with new Saab product, we will remain
focused on carefully cultivating this brand equity in the context of
Scandinavian design values."
"This concept shows the exciting possibilities that are open to us as we
evolve a more progressive design language for the Saab brand," says Jan
Åke Jonsson, Saab's Managing Director. "Our designers, engineers and
marketers in Sweden are ideally placed to nurture and communicate the
unique DNA of the Saab brand. Their work will ensure that future product
proposals express core qualities, such as progressive design, sporty
performance and emotional functionality, in a way that is specific to
Saab." Elements of the cars frontal design have emerged in later Saab
models, notably the design refresh of the Saab 9-3 Sports Sedan, the second
generation Saab 9-5 and the upcoming Saab 9-4X.
The Aero-X was rumored to make its cinematic début in Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen, with fans speculating that it may be used for the
Autobot Wheeljack. However, it was not used.
Something happened on the way to the museum
Saab PhoeniX Concept in NYC
Saab's PhoeniX Concept was shown to members of the motoring press. The
video shows the car in motion just prior to being loaded back on the truck
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 2.8T XWD Top Speed Run
Stock (300HP, 400Nm), factory speed limiter.
Music: Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants (Original Mix).
German autobahn without speed limit.
Speedometer and GPS measured.
Filmed with iPhone, sorry for the quality and shaky view. :)
On the Mangusta 130, pleasure and performance are in perfect harmony.
The Mangusta 130 keeps you in contact with the sea. The lower deck
accommodates 4 staterooms and a salon or 5 staterooms. The large windows in
the full beam owner's suite brings the sea to your fingertips.
When the twin 3640-hp MTU16V4000 M93L are fired up and bring the yacht to a
full speed of 39 knots, the peaceful and relaxing feeling remains, as there
is no noise or vibration.
This very smartly designed yacht offers new ways to enjoy sea and sun with
a bow dining area that can be protected from the wind and shaded. Built-in
side compartments for the jet skis allow for quick side release in the
water. You can also enjoy complete privacy on the roof's sunbathing area.
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 XWD Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero.
Released as a late 2010 model, the 2011 now boasts a panoramic glass roof
along with the great redesign. Overall makes the car have a much more
stately appearance and further set it in a more sport/luxury sedan class.
I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this
car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
This Saab 900 Was Built to Last
On a brisk Utah morning, at the base of a ski resort, we spent some time
with a Saab 900 SPG. Owner, Jordan Melville, dives into his love for Saab,
detailing how he brought this 900 back from the brink of the wrecking yard
to experience the car as if it were brand new.While modern day Saab
struggles to keep their cars on the road, Jordan's 900 SPG keeps the flame
Meet America's Most Obsessed Saab Collector - JALOPNIK on /DRIVE
Bruce Turk turned a childhood love for the Saab Sonett into a 25-year
obsession and a collection of Saab cars, parts and memorabilia you must see
More on Bruce Turk's vintage rally Saab here:
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
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Saab Aero X Concept Car
Saab Aero X Concept Car at the British International Motorshow 2006. A
really nice car, and just look at those doors!