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13Saab, Swedish gov't in Detroit to discuss brand's future

Don't write off Saab just yet. While last week's announcement that Koenigsegg Automotive AB had pulled its offer for the homeless brand was a painful kick to the gut, it seems there are still a few companies interested in taking the automaker under its wings. With that in mind, and interested in keeping the momentum, Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson and government officials from Sweden are meeting in Detroit today ahead of a Tuesday GM board meeting to determine Saab's fate.

5Spy Shots: Koenigsegg to rebadge Saabs in its own image? Not so much

How much does it take to turn a Saab into a Koenigsegg? The half-billion dollars in funding the niche automaker is locking down to acquire the erstwhile General Motors subsidiary? The million euros one of its supercars sells for? How about 116 kronor? That amounts to about $16.50, and it's how much one local motorist has paid to slap the Koenigsegg name on his Saab 9-5 SportCombi wagon in an apparent jab at Swedish domestic auto industry.

6Koenigsegg's bid for Saab in trouble?

Koenigsegg CCX meets Saab Aero X concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

7Could Koenigsegg's purchase of Saab bring electric Quant concept to production?

NLV Quant by Koenigsegg - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddREPORT: Koenigsegg's purchase of Saab may bring electric Quant concept to production

NLV Quant by Koenigsegg - Click above for high-res image gallery

12REPORT: Volvo owns (small) stake in Koenigsegg, could own part of Saab

In a weird twist of fate, if Koenigsegg completes the purchase of Saab from General Motors, Volvo will also become a small stakeholder in its native rival. Koenigsegg, which has reportedly signed a letter of intent with GM to acquire Saab, gave Volvo 3,750 shares back in 2000 to pay for the use of its wind tunnel.

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