Concept to Reality – 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD

Concept to Reality – 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5

Need a reason to save SAAB? Here it is: the 2006 Aero-X concept — which presented a number of jaw-dropping ideas for a potential Swedish GT supercar.

This template and aesthetic was the guiding light for the production 9-5 that never quite made it to volume production.

So how close is the Aero-X to the doomed 9-5? You be the judge — but we’d say: very, very close.

Front Angles

Front Three-Quarter Angles

Side Profiles


Rear Three-Quarter Angles

Rear Angles


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