With word that Saab wants to do battle with Mini in the quirky compact segment, the web has exploded with renderings of what the tiny Swedish machine could look like. CAR is the latest publication to try its hand at imagining the face of a new-world 9-2, and has been so kind as to share its take with the rest of the world. Supposedly, Spyker CEO Victor Muller gave the CAR artists a peek at his own hand drawing of how he envisions the little sedan. The publication's team of rendering gurus took things from there.

We can't say we're exactly smitten with what the artists came up with. There's plenty of Bentley in that nose, sure, but it doesn't quite fit on a car the size of one's slippers. The good news is, Saab has plenty of time to turn the design into something mouth watering. While Muller made waves at this year's Geneva Motor Show by saying he would like to bring the 9-2 back from the grave, it's going to be a long hard road before the Swedish automaker is introducing any models that are new from the ground up.

We'll keep our ears to the rails, though, just in case the company happens to pull a miracle out of thin air and surprise us all.

[Source: CAR]