The Saab 9-3 isn’t the only car with some news stories to tell.
Recently the following was posted over at Saab Central:
I just got back from my dealer and had to share some of the news I just heard. The sales guy said Saab is coming out with an Aero verson of the 9-7x with 455 Hp lowered an additional 2″, larger wheels, and a few other things to set it apart from the run of the mill 9-7x. It sounded like it would be soon.
Having heard nothing about this, I left it alone, and whilst I’m unsure about the specifics he’s mentioned here, it appears that the basic premise of the story has some merit.
Djup Strupe called in this morning and informed me that a coming 9-7x is to host the same engine as that in the Chevy Blazer SS. That engine, a 6.0l LS2 unit puts out 395hp. If the 9-7x was lowered and had wheels that were 2 inches larger in diameter (that would make them 20″ instead of the current 18″) then it’d be fair to say that vehicle would be getting closer to the SEMA 9-7x Aero concept that made an appearance back in November 2006.
With the 9-3 range looking more aggressive from 2008, this would be a logical extension of the current 9-7x range.