Sorry for the slow posting, but it’s a combination of the weekend, football finals, and a flu that’s knocking the living daylights out of both myself and my Mrs. The flu seems to change every year. This year there’s been no sneezing, but a lot of congestion and coughing. It feels like I’ve got a meat hook through my chest and out my back. Horrid stuff.
From England this week – Robin M reported earlier this week that he’s seen his first MY08 Saab 9-3 on the road. This would be the first report I’ve heard of one on public roads outside of Sweden.
Robin’s also posted a bunch of pics of his 1:43 cars at Flickr, including the 9-2x and 9-7x.
It is funny with 1:43 cars how they all end up around the same size.
Another thing that popped up on my Flickr feed – this lifesaving Saab.
You’d think that if a Saab saved your life like it seems this one might have (it looks pretty seriously damaged) then you’d be inclined to get another one.
This guy has also posted a picture as part of the same photostream and he’s entitled the picture “new car”. Go figure.
The Turbo-X is going to be the biggest thing at the Frankfurt Motor Show as far as I’m concerned. Yes, I am that closed minded.
But Opel will be releasing a variant of the E-Flex setup that first saw the light of day as the Chevy Volt at Detroit back in January.
This one’s called the Opel Flextreme and it features a 1.3 litre diesel as it’s range extender in place of the E85 unit on the Volt. I’m sure Rayman will be snapping plenty of pictures of the vehicle, but if you want a sneak-peek (some of this technology will doubtless flow to Saab in the future) the head on over to Autoblog, where they’ve published an advance press release.