• Jun 11, 2009


We don't have much to go on yet, but Swedish television is reportedly claiming that Koenigsegg, makers of ultra high-performance exotic supercars, and a group of Norwegian investors have signed a letter of intent with Saab to take over the brand from General Motors. Final negotiations will reportedly take place in the coming months.

Along with Saturn and Hummer, Saab was put up for sale by GM before the automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Many companies and investor groups from all over the world, including China, were reportedly interested in the Swedish brand, and despite how crazy it sounds, Koenigsegg was thrown into the list of finalists late last month. What we thought was crazy has reportedly come to pass.

Do you think Koenigsegg and Saab, two automotive brands that share a home country and sell completely different kinds of cars, will work well together? Let us know in the poll below and we'll keep you updated as the story unfolds.



[Source: Reuters, SVT (translated)]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's the Reuters report in Swedish.

      http://tinyurl.com/l4gc49
      • 5 Years Ago
      Win - Win.
      Saab brand gets a much needed injection of ultra-performance pedigree and Koeniggsegg now has access to mainstream market. I'm glad it all stays in Sweden so design and know-how will remain oh so Scandinavian. Love my 9-3 now and can't wait to see what they produce next!
      Hope this report is true though...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Completely and totally agree. This is an awesome arrangement and I can't wait to see what kind of fruit it bears. Saab will be so much better off.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dude, a LOI really means nothing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Koeinigsaab!
      • 5 Years Ago
      so does this mean my saab will go faster?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope Koenigsegg redo all the cars along the line.

      And make them look better. because now imho they look like poo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good, I was hoping Saab would find a new owner, and Koenigsegg to boot! I have faith that they will be able to turn Saab around (much more than in GM). On another note, could you imagine a Saab with a Koenigsegg V8 underhood... nah, it would never happen...
      • 5 Years Ago
      FREAKING AWESOME!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This may be a great fit. Saab has always been best as a small(ish) niche automaker and without the baggage of GM, it's a good opportunity. Considering how unique Koenigsegg supercars are, I think this will give Saab the freedom to be Saab. I hope they stay in the US, because I'm interested in what they'll come up with in a few years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Win!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow 98 something percent agree on that poll. That is freaking amazing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I didn't realize that Koenigsegg was that big. I always thought they were a niche manufacturer.
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