• Aug 21, 2009

Interview with Christian Von Koenigsegg - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Fun fact: Sweden has more innovations per capita than any other nation on earth. Well, that's what Koenigsegg CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg says in a an interview posted on YouTube. Koenigsegg is going to need a lot of innovation and a bit of luck with its forthcoming purchase of Saab, as the Swedish automaker has been an albatross around the neck of General Motors since the day Detroit purchased the company.

In the interview, which is posted after the jump, Koenigsegg points out that Koenigsegg supercar manufacturers is only a small part of a larger, global organization. The company also has the backing of the Swedish government, which gives the group the financial backing to add Saab's much larger operations. Also discussed are new products, which includes the new Saab 9-5, which Koenigsegg feels is a great product, and several other new products he wouldn't discuss.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Did the GM boys ever know that a 9000 S Turbo even existed...especially in the black darth vadar look. That was a car you got out of the way for.
      • 5 Years Ago
      First off, why am I constantly being amazed by journalistic stupidity? The guy's first question was asinine. Why has it taken so long? He's buying a car company! Eight weeks isn't bad, my last sofa took longer to buy.

      Secondly, whatever they do with Saab, THEY'D BETTER PUT A WING ON IT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, this guy at least seems truly committed to SAAB.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've got a good feeling about this. I think just giving control of Saab back to the Swedish, and let alone a small company that seems to be all about being creative...I might actually buy a Saab in a few years. Any car company that will make changes to their car at the request of the Stig is a car company that will be loved by enthusiasts. Lets hope that it trickles down to Saab and returns it to its former glory.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder what brand of wax he uses on his head.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm very excited about the KoenigSAAB's potential.

      I kind of see them as a borkborkborkier Subaru or Audi.

      Also, their wagons (sorry, SportCombis) are the hotness.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 followed by all the zeroes in Schumi's bank akkount, for the Muppet Show/Swedish Chef reference. Very well done.


        One other thought: I'm guessing Volvo are probably in a royal, dill-scented snit over the apparent blank check their cousins at Saab have gotten from the Swede gubmint while they (the Volvans, I mean) are trying to survive and/or find out if Ford are going to sell them outright.
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