One thing I don’t do enough of here at Trollhattan is cover the history of Saab automobiles. It’s something I wish I had more time for and it’s something that I’d incorporate into a proper worldwide enthusiast site if I had the time and the resources (hello Detroit).
I just found this article, appearing in the Belfast Telegraph, though I think it might be syndicated to various services. It’s a look back at the very firsst Saab, the Saab 92.
I’m not sure I agree with the author’s conclusions, that a true Saab is “an eccentric oddball of rare and engaging character”. I think that sells the company and the cars way too short. It’s an enjoyable and quick read nonetheless.
Users of heated seats and aspiring fathers – beware!
Jalopnik are running a link to a story that claims that your toasty winter butt-warmers may be reducing your chances of sneaking one past the goalie.
Personally, I’m OK on this one. We’ve got no plans for having any kiddies so it’s warm buns all the way!
Hirsch recently came out with an E85 tuning solution. Now they’ve been joined by Swedish Saab tuners, Nordic.
Nordic are showing a dyno paper that details a test showing 263hp and 362Nm of torque. Interestingly though, they also have a stage three kit advertised on site with all sorts of bits and pieces involved that claims a whopping 295hp and 440Nm from the 2.0 Biopower engine.
It’s been a busy time here at Trollhattan Central.
I just got some new Koni adjustable shocks fitted to the rear of the Viggen today. I haven’t really had time to check them out yet, but looking forward to doing so.
I’ve also been preparing a statement. I’m exercising my right to participate in the legal system here and defending a speeding ticket tomorrow morning.
Should be fun.