Turbin (written with a capital T) has offered a possible solution for the mystery of the large ‘T’ on the Turbo X badge. With homage officially intended towards the classic 900 and 99 turbos, many were wondering why Saab would go with a large ‘T’ on the Turbo X badge when the 900 had a small ‘T’.
Perhaps, in homage to another of Saab’s previous turbocharged iterations, they felt that a large ‘T’ was an appropriate tribute to the 9000 Aero, even though the press release never mentioned it. Being a fellow 9000 owner (albeit with a small ‘t’ under the hood) I can live with that.
Here’s an example (great car, by the way).
The Saab 9000 Aero was definitely a car worthy of some recognition in this manner. There’s precious few tributes to that monster of a car, so let’s create one.
There’s nothing official from anyone at Saab to indicate that this is the case with the badging of the Turbo X, but I think all 9000 Aero owners (or non-Aero large ‘T’ owners) should permit themselves the luxury of being able to say this is so.
It works for me, but if you’ve got any alternative theories or conflicting opinions then feel free to voice them.