That didn't take long. Just a month after announcing that it planned to make Swiss tuning house Hirsch Performance its official partner and supplier for go-fast parts in the United States, Saab has shown off one such-equipped 9-3 at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show (okay, so one was briefly displayed at an outdoor stand adjacent to last month's Detroit Auto Show).
The 9-3 you see here is outfitted with a Hirsch engine map upgrade that nets 240 horsepower (an additional 30 horsepower over the stock car), 6-Twin alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter, an upgraded set of springs and a dual exhaust system. Visual updates include a rear spoiler, carbon fiber body kit with a front splitter and rear diffuser, four-piece mesh grille set and a few interior updates to remind you what you spent all that money on.
Speaking of the almighty dollar, there's currently no indication on how much all of these goodies will cost you, but we do at least know that the whole shebang will be available from your local dealer and covered under the factory warranty. A whole suite of parts will also be available for the latest 9-5. Have a look at the Hirsch Performance Saab 9-3 in our high-res image gallery below. Not too shabby, eh?