Saab Aero-X Concept
The 2006 Saab
Aero-X Concept shows the power of the new wave of automobiles
by the Scandinavian automaker. The Saab Aero-X was thought of
as a study to examine how the newest in design and auto propulsion
technology can be expanded.
sports coupe, the Saab Aero-X Concept cannot be accessed like
traditional automobiles. In fact, on the Saab Aero-X Concept there
are no doors or any windshield pillars securing the windshield.
This car has a fighter pilot style cockpit. The door area and
top end of the car rises for exit and entry. This bold feature
gives the driver 180-degree view out the front and sides of the
style car is an all-wheel-drive automobile with a 400 horsepower,
twin turbo, BioPower V6 engine that is fueled by ethanol making
it a more of a environmentally friendly automobile than most in
its class. The Saab Aero-X also has a 7-speed transmission, which
the driver controls from the steering wheel.
The Saab Aero-X
is not only a green energy showcase but a showcase for design inside
and out. The exterior and the interior lighting of the Saab Aero-X
is powered by LED. All of the controls on the dashboard are illuminated
and are in 3-D graphic images.
The body of
the Saab Aero-X Concept is made with carbon fiber and it has a very
lightweight powertrain. In addition, the Saab Aero-X Concept uses
electronically controlled suspension and drive wheels. The Saab
Aero-X achieves 0 - 60 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds and a
top speed of 155 mph, which has been electronically limited. As
one would expect from a traditional Saab, the Saab Aero-X Concept
also has a hint of practicality, with a twin storage facility located
in the tail of the car and a traditional hatchback with a sliding
Saab is giving
the tagline to the Aero-X Concept as "performance with responsibility"
indicating the combination of horsepower with fewer emissions. While
regular horses run on corn, the horsepower for the Saab Aero-X is
generated by corn ethanol.
Since the Saab
Aero-X Concept was unveiled, car enthusiasts have wanted to saddle
up this sweet Swedish auto for a test ride. Perhaps if more people
make noise about the Aero-X Concept, Saab will be forced to bring
it to market and drivers everywhere will be tooling down to their
local Ikea's in this sweet little sensation.