The ink is barely dry on Dutch supercar marque Spyker‚Äôs deal to buy Saab, but speculation as to what sort of alluring automotive offspring might arise from the union has already begun. Eduard Gray, an industrial designer educated at Coventry University in the UK and now based in Trollh√§ttan, Sweden, has come up with a concrete vision. His long, lean two-door Saab Spyker 9+ concept car imagines an evolution of Saab‚Äôs Aero-X enhanced by some of Spyker‚Äôs pizzazz.
The distinctly Scandinavian design features a Spyker chassis with a mid-mounted engine and low down aerodynamics, including a system to reduce friction in straight line driving whilst increasing traction in cornering and braking. An enormous panoramic glass roof gives it something of a targa feel as well. Envisioned as a 2+2 model in the storied GT tradition, engine-wise it‚Äôs speculated to house a V6 bi-turbo capable of producing over 600 hp, perhaps powered purely by ethanol – we‚Äôre talking about the future after all.