View Full Version : Saab 9-5 Design Competition

04-25-2006, 01:36 PM
<IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//saab95new_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//saab95new.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Internal Saab Design Competition<p>with the recent purchase of Saab by the brokage firm C.S. & S, new funds have become available to Saab. A full scale review of Saab's finances, production, and design is now underway. All shared models such as the 9-2x and 9-7x will be terminated in 2-3 years time. With C.S. & S. becoming the majority stakeholder in Saab, they have sacked the entire board of directors and re-assigned positions to members from their own firm. The first task initially agreed was the full scale redesign of the 9-5 Range. <p>A complete new Rear Wheel Drive platform is set to underpin the 9-5 range. Three different variations of the 9-5 will be on this new platform.<p>9-5 sedan<br>9-5 wagon<br>9-5 coupe<p>With no internal competition from GM with Cadillac, Saab can now fully take on the Geman brands. With the interior design already begun, the exterior design of the 9-5 range. You the select few have been chossen to tackle the 9-5 sedan exterior. <p>Your challange is to modernize the current 9-5 and give the design a new look, keep signature Saab design features from past models and but don't feel you have to be restricted to just evolving the current 9-5 design. Think what Chris Bangle did to BMW, possibly go with such a change in design direction.<p>You have until May 15th to post your designs.<p>Head of Saab Design<p><br>Rules<br>-----<br>-You can use any original photograph you can find<br>-change as much as possible on the car<br>-Please don't add a saab grill to a honda accord and call it a 9-5<br>-Do what huckfeldt does, be creative and make it realstic<br>-No wagon design is needed, only the sedan<br>-Only a front view is required in this competition<br>-You can't post work in progress pictures anywhere on the board<br>-You can use this thread to discuss current and past Saab designs and influences on Saab design (ie jets)<br>-Individual projects, not group projects<br>-No hand drawn submissions only created using photoshop<br>-Must include the original photo when submitting the design<br>-deadline May 15th around 3-4pm PST, so my local time

04-25-2006, 04:47 PM
I like the idea of this, I'm up for it.<p><br><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zeropost?cmd=reply&id=317386" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zer...17386</A>#<p><br>

04-26-2006, 01:40 PM
Me too, time to pull up the drawing for the 9-5 I did in conjunction with the 9-1 I did for a CSS design competition a while back.

04-26-2006, 01:44 PM
ill see if i can work this in somewhere in the schedule...don't count on me 100 % though just yet

04-26-2006, 01:45 PM
I think I'll try my hand at it, problem is, I tried once doing this long ago, no go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> Once i finished the alfa, I will start my luck at this one. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Me gusta this format. I'm in.

04-26-2006, 07:02 PM
So, 1 hour wasted, and still no base picture. this is going to take a while. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
04-27-2006, 06:39 PM
I'm done with my basic design both on paper and in photoshop, just gotta do all the details now :)

04-28-2006, 04:23 AM
I like it - just wish that we could enter with a hand drawn design - rendered....<p>Still, if time allows, I''m in.<p>Also, a suggestion is to move this into its own section so that more people see it. I had missed this all this time....

04-28-2006, 08:58 AM
Didn't see this until today, but I like this challenge. I'm in! Now, I'm off to look for a base picture...

04-29-2006, 01:51 PM
Come on people, we need more participants. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> the C.S. & S. board of directors will fire your asses if you don't participate. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

04-30-2006, 10:38 PM
I'm in.<p>EDIT: I think this would fit better in the contest forum. I had trouble finding it here.

05-08-2006, 05:41 PM
Not sure if I will finish mine, I don't have much time, and I've been busy sadly.<p>I can extend the contest for you guys, either 1-2 extra days, but I won't finish mine. so plese post if you want this extended.

The Water Is Poison
05-08-2006, 05:51 PM
I wouldn't mind if you extended it, I could definately use the extra time to fix mine up a little<br>

05-08-2006, 07:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm in.<p>EDIT: I think this would fit better in the contest forum. I had trouble finding it here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree, I reckon this is the reason why there arent too many people visiting this competition.

05-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Extended till friday.

05-09-2006, 02:50 PM
I'm nearly done on mine.<p>When should I post up?

05-09-2006, 02:57 PM
uhm, i guess post it once you are done, no need to wait until the last day. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

05-09-2006, 03:50 PM
I wish hand-drawn entries are allowed because it would give a chance for people who dont have photoshop or just cant afford one like me. Maybe thats why there aint that much feedback.

05-10-2006, 11:32 AM
I know I haven't been posting cuz I've got a killer midterm on Thursday, so I haven't been doing anything else with my waking time besides studying. Hopefully I can pound out something in half a day -.-

05-10-2006, 12:10 PM
mine's in a heavy state of shock, not even 50% done, and somehow even thought I am trying to work on it, did jack in the last 2 hours.

05-10-2006, 01:03 PM
Is this contest still up for enteries and when is deadline, as May 9th was yesterday....<p>Anyway (if) I will (hopefully) start mine at the weekend, too much h/w.

05-10-2006, 01:59 PM
I'll start this off, with my entry.<p>Original<br> <IMG SRC="http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5168/image11vc.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Chop<br> <IMG SRC="http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5255/saabchopswmark7xm.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I've lowered the front, and put a raised section on the bonnet, that is supposed to represent the nosecone of a jet. <br>The A pillar is painted black to give a wraparound look to the glass, the side glass is swept up to give it a look from the original 900, and the front wheels have been moved forwards to extend the wheelbase.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

05-10-2006, 05:31 PM
I guess to get more people to participate I could extend to monday deadline next week?<p>accurick if you want you can still work on yours again and re enter on monday.

05-10-2006, 06:45 PM
Mine's coming along, and I'm going to try to finish it this evening or sometime before monday.

05-10-2006, 06:54 PM
we can extend it till monday.

05-11-2006, 01:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>accurick if you want you can still work on yours again and re enter on monday.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is it that bad ? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm surprised mine is the only entry so far though.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

05-11-2006, 01:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>accurick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Is it that bad ? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm surprised mine is the only entry so far though.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>nah, just giving you more time, since the contest is extended, only fair,<p>I've had no time for my entry lately, too busy, maybe this weekend.

05-12-2006, 02:35 AM
Here's mine.<p><IMG SRC="http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/8748/toranaconcept0032bq.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/8160/saab955ov.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

05-12-2006, 03:26 AM
Well Charlie, Not a bad effort mate, but I think I'll stick to the commodore you did out of the Torrana. The saab is good, but it looks a bit.... unproportionate....<p>Still top idea and top effort!

The Water Is Poison
05-12-2006, 07:15 PM
I'm posting mine:<br>Boring heavy from the AeroX concept, I bring to you the next 9-5<p>Original: <A HREF="http://www.netcarshow.com/saab/2006-aero_x_concept/800x600/wallpaper_15.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.netcarshow.com/saab...5.jpg</A><br><IMG SRC="http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3061/saabbgcopy8wc.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Most mods are obvious

05-12-2006, 07:21 PM
Would it be possible to get a further extension than monday?

05-13-2006, 12:31 PM
Ok here is the dealio, if I give another extension the people who posted their designs should be allowed to retouch them for errors and mistakes and can Repost them on the new deadline? deal or no deal for those who posted?

05-13-2006, 12:53 PM
Its a deal with me!<br>[I havent posted an entry yet though]<br>ok???<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

05-13-2006, 12:57 PM
That's totally fine with me. I wouldn't normally ask for a deadline for a comp like this, but I'm stuck in PA until Monday morning for my sister's graduation.

05-14-2006, 02:28 AM
Here's my entry.<p>Original pic<br> <IMG SRC="http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/1586/938ie.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>The new Saab 9-5<br> <IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/5086/new954kq.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <A HREF="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/5086/new954kq.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img131.imageshack.us/im...q.jpg</A>

05-14-2006, 02:39 AM
I expect its really good Theo, but pics arent working =[

05-14-2006, 08:00 AM
I know Theo's will be sweet. Too bad they cant accept drawings, I really wanna join.

05-14-2006, 09:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAZDA5GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know Theo's will be sweet. Too bad they cant accept drawings, I really wanna join.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>these are <u>photoshop</u> competitions, please stop whining.

05-14-2006, 04:24 PM
Hi you All! Its been ages since my last post. and I had t rush this one since I wont be able to post by the next two moths, at least! Here it is, I wanted to do more to it, maybe change the doors shape or something, but didnt had the time. Front view is in my plans, but who knows...<br><IMG SRC="http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/691/vectrasaabrear8ge.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-14-2006, 04:42 PM
Long time Sono, if I extend it till wednesday, will you be able to get in a front view? blair wednesday?

05-14-2006, 05:04 PM
Im working on the front view right know, and I have to finish it today, otherwise I wont be able to use the computer for the next two months, at least. But I think I can post it today, lets see! Thanks anyway...

05-14-2006, 05:10 PM
why can't you use the pc for the next 2 months. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

05-14-2006, 05:58 PM
Let me try to explain why I disappear sometimes. Im a 25 year old guy and I leave alone in a small apartment away from my hometown. The things here arent that easy, and I only use the pc when I am at my parents house, since i dont have one myself. But I hope to get a PC next semester, as I will possibly get another job (my fourth!) to imrove my "way of life" With no further dues, here it is, the front of the new 9-5! Never did so quick before!<br> <IMG SRC="http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9321/vectrasaabfront2pi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Edit:Didnt turned out like I wanted. The grill is looking kind of wierd, but just the final touches that Ive skipped. Maybe a v 1.1 when I have time. With new arches and doors, that was my plan at first! <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by sono81 at 6:33 PM 5/14/2006</i>

05-14-2006, 08:34 PM
I'll close the contest later tonight, I don't have time to finish mine, so I will finish it later and post it in the photoshop area. TheophilusChin please report your entry.

05-14-2006, 11:30 PM
Any chance we could keep it open until tomorrow evening? I'll for sure have it done then, but I just got back from a very long (13 hour) drive and won't be able to finish it this evening.

05-14-2006, 11:35 PM

05-15-2006, 01:45 AM
I'm posting both images again as was adviced some can't view the links.<p>Original<br> <IMG SRC="http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/8894/936ht.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>My impression of the new 9-5<br> <IMG SRC="http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3651/new957gc.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <A HREF="http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3651/new957gc.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3651/new957gc.jpg</A>

05-15-2006, 04:44 AM
Sorry Theo, but I still can't see them.

05-15-2006, 09:38 AM
Not working for me either, not even thumbails.

05-15-2006, 10:02 AM
N working for me either, sorry.

05-15-2006, 02:02 PM
Both work fine for me. I like what I see theo, but the front doesn't really go with the rest of the body. (the body looks very 900ish, while the front looks very modern)

05-15-2006, 05:35 PM
for those who can't see TheophilusChin's entry, I am rehosting it for him<p>original<br><A HREF="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//93.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//93.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//new95.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-15-2006, 11:25 PM
Here's mine. It is nowhere near as polished as I would have liked, but I just ran out of time.<p>Original:<br><IMG SRC="http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7191/opelinsignia12802gb.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Chop:<br><IMG SRC="http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4944/saab95copy6zn.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

05-15-2006, 11:43 PM

05-16-2006, 09:55 AM
Thumbnails<br><A HREF="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//gallary1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://premium1.uploadit.org/a...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5255/saabchopswmark7xm.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>accurick</b></A><p><A HREF="http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/8160/saab955ov.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>geary</b></A><p><A HREF="http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3061/saabbgcopy8wc.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>The Water Is Poison</b></A><p><A HREF="http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9321/vectrasaabfront2pi.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>sono81</b></A><p><A HREF="http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3651/new957gc.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>TheophilusChin</b> link 1</A><p><A HREF="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//new95.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>TheophilusChin</b> link 2</A><p><A HREF="http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4944/saab95copy6zn.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>JBlair</b></A><p>Vote for top 2 designs only, points are 2 for first 1 for second.

05-16-2006, 12:28 PM
JBlair- 2 (1st place)<p>TheophilusChin- 1 (2nd place)

05-16-2006, 12:44 PM
Same for me.<p><br>JBlair- 2 (1st place)<br>TheophilusChin- 1 (2nd place)<p><br>

05-16-2006, 02:43 PM
1 - TheophilusChin - Amazing. Ressambles the old 9-5 and follows the desing line of the 9-3!<br>2 - JBlair - I just think the pillars should be bigger. Great design as well, but too futuristic and not really brings the Saab style in my mind.

05-16-2006, 10:42 PM
2- JBlair<br>1- Sono81<p>well done Theo, Geary, Prophet and accurick as well. Few entries but all very good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

05-16-2006, 11:20 PM
2 - TheophilusChin<br>1 - The Water Is Poison<p>I should finish mine up and post it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

05-17-2006, 12:40 AM
1st place - JBlair - 2 <br>2nd place - TheophilusChin - 1

05-17-2006, 03:58 AM
I can't see Theo's, so won't vote yet. Could someone rehost it and post his first image please... the rear view I guess.

05-17-2006, 04:03 AM
Mate, both of theo's links are for the same picture. Ascariss uploaded it again and posted both links in case somebody couldn't see one of them. Can you not see both or did you think it was two different views?

05-17-2006, 04:22 AM
Oh, I can see one, so its alright.<p>2 - The Water Is Poison<br>1 - Theo

05-17-2006, 05:52 AM
2pts: JBlair<br>1pt: geary<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

05-17-2006, 11:18 AM
This contest definetly would have been better with more people enetring, theres always next time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

05-17-2006, 02:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mil</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This contest definetly would have been better with more people enetring, theres always next time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>1st jblair: impressive<p>2nd the water is posion: idea is a plus

05-18-2006, 05:09 AM
1st-JBlair<br>2nd-geary<p>Good job,accurick,Theo,The Water is Poison and sono81. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

05-18-2006, 07:43 PM
Looking forward to design contest 2. Saabs just aren't my cup of tea.

05-19-2006, 03:29 AM
2pts - JBlair<br>1pt - The Water Is Poison<p>You all did a great job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
05-19-2006, 04:15 AM
2 points -TheophilusChin<br>1 point- JBlair. <br>Good job to all of you. Can't wait to this again

05-20-2006, 07:27 AM
2 pts. - JBlair<br>1 pt. - Sono81<p>Good job to everyone else, they were all very nice!

05-22-2006, 10:41 AM
JBlair- 2 points<p>TheophilusChin- 1 point<p>

05-22-2006, 01:17 PM
accurick - 0<p>geary - 2<p>The Water Is Poison - 8<p>sono81 - 2<p>TheophilusChin - 11<p>JBlair - 22<p>congrats to Blair <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">