Saab Fashionista concept – silly name, interesting idea

My thanks to WooDz for sending the link through on this one.
The Saab Fashionista concept is a design project by a French design student named Mayeul Walser. As you can see, there’s more than just a little Aero-X in there, which is a good thing and a bad thing. You can’t top the original, and maybe the edges are a little sharp for my liking. But on the other hand, the Aero-X is a modern classic in design, a thing of beauty, so it’s a natural place to start.
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The interesting thing about this concept design is that it’s been drawn up specifically to match the dimensions of the Chevy Volt. The idea is to create a four seater coupe that would fit on the Volt’s Delta II underpinnings.
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The car features some funky weird doors and some good sweeping lines, though I prefer the original Aero-X’s smoother edges. I guess what I’m saying is that I’d just love for Saab to whack some normal doors on the Aero-X and then build the sucker.
This is a nice idea, but when all is said and done, the original is just too stunning to modify.
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I like the idea, especially the attempt to real-size the car onto a platform that will actually be used. I hate the name and for my tastes, the Aero-X will always be a winner. But kudos to Mr Walser for having a crack at adapting it for real life, if only in a concept drawing form.
You can read more about the Saab Fashionista concept here.
Thanks again, WooDz.

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