The sequel to Frankenstein is being written in Swedish, by Saab. The ostensibly former car company could teach the good doctor about life after death, having earned itself more good news by winning the inaugural race of the Swedish Touring Car series. Team Tidö's black 9-3 racer was on pole and carried that lead all the way to the checkered flag. Driving it was Linus Ohlsson, whose past triumphs include taking third in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia series.

Just to be clear, all the cars in the series are silhouette racers, with Saab, Volvo, BMW and Citroën bodies placed over a spec chassis. Still, it was the body with the Griffin badge that beat the rest, and we all know Saab's faithful could use something to cheer about these days. Scroll down for a video recap of the race; it's in Swedish, so hit the CC button for English subtitles if you need 'em.



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      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      Given Saab's demise, what happens when that car blows a gasket or needs a new manifold? Do they have to trash the car and switch alliances to Volvo??????? : )
        sanmusa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Weezle Eye
        The car is powered by a Nissan engine. It's still a SAAB, as most SAABs always had other people's engines anyway (DKW, Ford, GM, Triumph, Isuzu, Fiat, Subaru,.....)
          chromal
          • 2 Years Ago
          @sanmusa
          SAABs have had their own engines since they began producing the B engine in 1972. Was it based on a Triumph? Sure, but everything is based on earlier ideas. Still, I don't think the triumph had electric fuel injection, which SAAB added in the *early 1970s*.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      NASCAR done right