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The Dream Speeder – Saab Sonett 4

Saab Sonett 4 Vision

With a nod to the past and an eye firmly on the future, Jao Melo goes prototype racing.

Jao Paulo Melo is industrial designer, graduated from the faclily of fine arts of Sao Paulo in 2006. After college, as usually happens with students recentty graduated, he started working doing some freelance taska for design firms to gain knowledge and increase networking.

During this period he worked with companies related to automotive and nautical projects. After several years, when he mastered the work in different software design packages and gained the necessary experience, in 2008, he get job offer in Fiat’s design center in Brazil, the only studio outside Italy.

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Sonett 4 Vision
Sonett 4 Vision

He worked at visualization design, his team won a lot of space Inside the Fiat company by the quality of material and Ideas that are at your disposal. In 2012 Jao was appointed chief of visualization design area. In 2013, looking for new horizons he had the opportunity to move to the south of Brazil, where is located bus factory Marcopolo s/a, one of the biggest bus group in the world… proposed work in the creation and development of new products…

Powerful Sonett 4

In the attached photos you can see his vision of Saab’s sporty two-seater Saab Sonett 4, which unfortunately will never come true, but it’s important to dream.

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Saab Sonett 4 Concept

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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