The Saab Blackbird concept is a creation of Mark Kruse,
a contracting designer working for Formation Design Group
in Atlanta, GA. The concept is a tandem configuration
two-seat sports car inspired by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
jet. Developed for the year 2020 the concept features
many innovations and unusual features not yet available
on production cars.
The Saab Blackbird is powered by four
in-wheel electric motors
The narrow design of the Saab Blackbird helps it to carve
through city traffic and congested roads. The suspension
can also pull in close to the body (making the vehicle
taller and slimmer, thus shrinking its footprint) making
it perfect to occupy special highway lanes developed for
this specific type of narrow car platform. In slim mode
the Blackbird is just 52" (132 cm) wide.
Powering the Saab Blackbird concept are four in-wheel
electric motors and batteries charged via a solar skin
covering the top of the vehicle.
Inside the concept are more interesting features; including
seats which can expand or contract to fit the occupant,
these are controlled by a dial on the side of each seat.
The driver has a concise LCD display screen mounted directly
in front which offers up all vital driving information.
The passenger has a wrap around display which can stream
video, connect to the internet, show movies, or project
Similar and related vehicles:
Saab Aero X
Saab 9X Air