- May 29, 2009
REPORT: Koenigsegg a finalist in bid to buy Saab
According to the report, Koenigsegg is reportedly a front-runner to rescue the fellow Swedish automaker, with the other suitors being the Renco Group, a U.S. investment company, and the Italian automaker Fiat – the latter of which is being denied by both Fiat and Saab.
Automotive News has asked Saab to comment on the report, but spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs declined, although she did say that the likely bankruptcy of parent company General Motors will not derail Saab's plans. Gustavs apparently did impart that GM plans to disclose a "preferred candidate" in the next few weeks.
If Christian von Koenigsegg and his band of merry men manage to get their hands on Saab, we can't help ourselves from wondering that with their expertise in supercars, perhaps they could bring the Aero X (above) to market. We can dream, can't we?
[Source: Channel4; Automotive News - subs. req.]