If Only Saab Made Cool Supercars Like This

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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
Jason Siu

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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  • RPJ RPJ on Mar 03, 2017

    After spending a few days working with my son on his 1996 9000 Aero (used to be mine), I was informed as to what SAAB actually stands for, Something Almost Always Broken. Having been a Saab Master Tech for years I had to laugh at just how accurate that was. Thanks to GM it became even more true until they buried the company. As far as I'm concerned the Government should have allowed GM to also go under.

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    • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Mar 24, 2017

      You asked the questions. It's up to you to provide the answers. Of course, you also need to explain the whole "owned by somebody else" nonsense and prove that too. Good luck.

  • Rob Rob on Mar 04, 2017

    That's a lot of "Supers"