Many of you could have guessed by now, but the sketch that leaked out [read, the NDO forgot to redact] in Saab’s business plan documents was far from final. So far in fact, that I can confirm it’s pre-Castriota. Meaning, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Literally. But it’s fun to dream isn’t it?
Just for the enjoyment of Kurt Schirm, National Dealer Council Chairperson at SCNA and SU Regular, I’m posting what it would look like in the same copper that Mercedes-Benz uses. While the general idea of this car will certainly be close, you can rest assured that the real thing will be way, way cooler. As a reminder of what Jason brings to the design discussion, enjoy his latest creation, the SSC Tuatara in pictures after the break.
Keep in mind that the SSC Tuatara is designed to cheat the wind in every possible way, and that it’s surfaces and volumes are purpose designed. The average SSC driver doesn’t usually have kids, groceries, or small pieces of furniture to stuff in their hatch like the next 9-3 will. So don’t expect such a completely stylized vision for Saab. What you can expect is what has been said in the past, a bit more Phoenix up front and a lot of traditional Saab out back.
A lot of commenters have chimed in that they think all the work of JC is crap. They’re entitled to their narrow opinions, but I am fairly sure they will be changing their tune when they see the 9-3 replacement. That said, I love this Aero SSC.