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Chris Bangle and Jason Castriota discuss Saab PhoeniX – Click above to watch video after the jump

In the left corner, from Wausau, Wisconsin, we have Christopher "Flames are Surfacing" Bangle. In the right, from the mean streets of Greenwich, Connecticut, stands Jason "Let Me Out of My Birdcage" Castriota. Alright, gentleman... we know you are both highly accomplished automotive designers, but we want to keep this thing clean. Gloves up, and come out swinging!

The controversial former BMW head and new Saab stylist were caught chatting about the Swedish automaker's new PhoeniX Concept on the Geneva Motor Show floor by CarDesignNews. Known for being an instigator, Bangle questions Castriota about what makes the swoopy coupe a Saab. The ensuing "conversation" is filled with awkward fake-smiles and restraint. Click past the jump to see the footage along with a separate video walkaround of the concept by Castriota himself.


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[Sources: CarDesignNews via Jalopnik, Saabs United]


Jason Castriota and Chris Bangle discuss the Saab PhoeniX Concept



Jason Castriota provides a walk-around of Saab PhoeniX Concept