Saab Fashionista Concept: Design Proposal for a Volt-Based Hybrid Coupe

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More often than not, we think that the American automobile industry may have been in a much better state if only the people who are actually engaged in the creation of cars had a say in the decision making. This conceptual proposal for a Chevrolet Volt-based Saab coupe from Mayeul Walser, a 4th year Car Design student in Creapole-Esdi, is a good example. You may or may not like the design, but the idea of an aggressively styled hybrid Saab coupe is more than engaging.

Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop According to Mayeul's description, the concept behind the Saab Fashionista's design was to create a luxurious four-seater coupe that blends the futuristic feel of sci-fi movies with the elegance of products from renowned fashion houses such as Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel.

The 24-year-old design student also claims that while based on the platform of the Volt, he designed the Fashionista to be equipped with a hybrid powertrain coupling a V6 gasoline engine to an electric motor for a (purely theoretical) output of around 300HP.

If it was our choice, we would have opted for a more powerful version of the Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain to make the project more feasible, but then again, since this is only a pipe-dream concept, why not go for a V6.

Carscoop thanks Mayeul Walser for the high-res photos

Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop
Saab Fashionista Project - Carscoop