I’m really getting buzzed about my quick run in Drew’s 95 wagon over the weekend. It was so good to get back into an old Saab again. It’s really got me reaching back for memories of my old 99T. I think a 99 is definitely going to be the object of desire for me in 2008.
I’m thinking a 2-door EMS with a Turbo transplant. Greg, please keep me updated on your transplant job this year.
Speaking of old Saabs, the one car that I didn’t see any pictures of in Gripen’s Anniversary articles was the Sonett II. GM have one in their heritage Collection but it seems they didn’t bring it out for this event.
This morning I received the 60th Anniversary press material from SaabUSA, so here’s some pics of their Sonett II, which is a two-stroke model and absolutely beautiful.
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The Truth About Cars proves that one again it’s primary motive is to have a bash at GM at every opportunity. This time it targets Saturn and the move to bring the Opel Astra into the Saturn lineup. There’s also a mention of Saab in the article. I can recall a time very recently when a lot automotive pundits in the US were clammering for GM to make this very move (i.e. bring the well regarded Opels to the US).
TTAC keeps on selling itself as the place to read something different just for the sake of it, whether it makes sense or not.
Autoblog Green are reporting that Audi have confirmed their intentions to build an A1, which will be similar in size to Saab proposed 9-1 entry level model. The A1 is said to be setting its sights on the Mini.
I hope I’m not shattering anyone’s illusions here, but the Aero-X doesn’t actually have a 400hp E100 engine under it’s hood. This is a concept engine to go with the concept car, but the engine actually sitting under the hood of the Aero-X is some old banger to help move it from spot to spot.
But I was wondering to myself last night…..Have they actually built this 400hp V6 engine? Is it sitting somewhere in Sweden or Germany right now? Has it been doing laps somewhere?
Memo to Saab: Please show us your 400 horses!