• Nov 5th 2010 at 10:32AM
  • 12
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.

Photos copyright ©2010 Chris Paukert / AOL

[Source: Saabs United]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Welcome to November 2nd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Such a hot car. I'm glad Saab was saved. I'm also glad about the brands that didn't make it.

      GO SAAB!

      • 4 Years Ago
      I would get this Saab if I was buying a car in this price range. You ask me why, well it stands out of the crowd in a good way!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The next 9-5 should come mid engined with a supercharged 800+hp V8.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's not very Saabish...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saab could still strike a deal with Koenigsegg for a version of their 5L V8, maybe with less displacement and less boost in the turbos - or just the 4.7L supercharged V8 with only one supercharger and less boost - and then stick it in a hypothetical 9-5 Gripen, good for 500 or so bhp. That would be awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, a non-SEMA post. thank you Autoblog.

      This should provide some good free advertising for SAAB with CvK tooling around in a new 95. Should garner some attention esp at auto-related venues.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice how the windshield kinda curves like a koenigsegg?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Saab has used very curved windshields dating back 30+ years to the 99/900.
    Share This Photo X