turbo Ethanol V6
Saab, like Volvo, sometimes come under fire for making
quality cars but with no character. Unveiled at the 2006
Geneva Motor Show the Saab Aero X concept showcased a
new beginning for Saab's design department.
The sleek doorless Aero X has a carbonfibre body, a 400
horsepower twin turbo
ethanol fueled V6 engine, all wheel drive, and a 0-60
time of just 4.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically
limited to a 'sensible' 155 mph.
A rather dramatic entry to the Aero X is gained by opening
the forward sliding origami-like canopy. Inside, the driver
and passenger have unimpeded 180 degree views due to the
lack of any A-pillars. The interior of the Aero X comprises
of clean Scandinavian design with no conventional gauges
or buttons. Instead, the Aero X displays information to
the driver on 'Clear Zones' with 3D images. Both exterior
and interior lighting on the Aero X concept is done with
LED technology, a development Saab says will begin to
feature on Saab products.
The Aero-X features the most dramatic
door mechanism of any vehicle created
Although its highly unlikely the Aero X concept will go
into production, Saab officials say many of its design
features will influence future models.