- Nov 5, 2010
Koenigsegg buys (a) Saab after all?
2011 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
Koenigsegg nearly owned Saab outright, but at the eleventh hour, the Swedish specialty carmaker backed out of the deal. Losing out on Saab may have been the best thing for Koenigsegg to do financially, but we're thinking there's at least some small measure of regret for Christian von Koenigsegg and crew that the deal didn't happen.
So how do you satiate that disappointment? Christian von Koenigsegg bought himself a small piece of the company, taking delivery of a white 2011 Saab 9-5. Saabs United reports that Koenigsegg was actually one of the first people in the world to order a new 9-5, though he says that he definitely wasn't the first to actually take delivery.
Koenigsegg told the Saab-centric site that he was hoping to get his hands on a 2.0T model since it it lighter, but instead ended up with an Aero V6 because he wanted Saab's GM-sourced HiPerStrut suspension system. That, and the DVD headrests screens means he can play Koenigsegg videos while chauffeuring potential new customers.
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[Source: Saabs United]