If Only Saab Made Cool Supercars Like This
The brand might not have had to go through bankruptcy.
Called the Saab AiroX Autonomous Concept, it doesn’t actually come from the automaker itself. Instead, it’s created by the folks at Gray Design, who imagined what a Saab supercar could look like by drawing inspiration from Saab’s history as an aircraft company. The company decided to create the AiroX concept upon hearing news that “Saab AB would once again venture into the automotive market with their advanced AI technology developed for the aerospace industry.” Basically it imagines a new chapter in Saab’s history with a self aware, fun loving car design that ties in elements of the automaker’s automotive design language and design elements of its fighter jets.
But realistically, it doesn’t look like anything Saab has ever created, save for the slight resemblance in the front grille. Like other supercar concepts, the AiroX has a huge focus on aerodynamics, but the coolest part of the design are the dynamic spoilers that deploy during high-speed handling to affect airflow and downforce. Gray Design says they would work independently or in unison to achieve better cornering and stability.
“The power for the car is thought to be high performance electric and the 0-60 time is superfast,” the design firm said. “The handling is supernice and the ride is supersmooth thanks to the micro-adjustments made by the dynamic airflow systems.”
It’s a shame it’s supernotreal.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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