JL Racing were present for the local launch of the 2008 Saab 9-3 and had their Saab 9-3 racer on display at Thornhill Saab.
They’re currently prepping two cars for the 2008 season and they’ll be in the 2008 Saab 9-3 body style.
They’re doing great work for Saab Canada and the relationship really is blooming. JL Racing won several awards this year and took out a 5th place over all in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship.
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Swedish supercar builders Koenigsegg have lifted the curtain on an E85 version of their CCX called the CCXR. It puts out 1,018bhp when running on E85 and using GM’s own theory, it presumably saves one heck of a lot of carbon based co2 emissions.
I’m not sure that this will help them sell more CCX’s in Sweden. I don’t think CCX customers are worried to much by the congestion charge in Stockholm. But it’s still good to see.
The New England Auto Show is about to get underway, but the LA show has just wound up.
There was nothing new there for Saab, but the display did look pretty cool with these LED curtains framing the Saab stand.
Gripen went to the show a couple of times and shot a bunch of photos of Saabs and other stuff. You can view his Flickr album from the show here.
News has come through that GM are looking at a new worldwide small car platform for introduction in 2009. And it will be worldwide with cars ranging from $10K to $40 planned for introduction on it.
Saab is, of course, a candidate for this. The coming Saab compact car will be built on this platform and the plant in Trollhattan will be used for this and the Opel Astra in the future.
I guess the news here is the sheer size of the build program worldwide, with over a million units to be built and sold worldwide on the new platform by around 2012.